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Quality Assurance

In accordance with the strategic framework in the area of education and training, which specified improving the quality and efficiency of education and training as one of the strategic objectives crucial for the success of Europe and the region, and for enhancing employability, ERI SEE prioritised this topic. There is a general understanding in the SEE region that education systems should develop along the lines of policy guidance directed at, among others, adopting and implementing quality standards in education, introducing internal assessment and external evaluation of education, improving education systems outcomes for greater employability and greater achievements, improving access to education, skills matching the labour market needs, increasing levels of basic and transversal/soft skills among teachers and consequently students, and creating opportunities for permanent in-service teacher trainings. Increase in the level of digitalisation is also deemed necessary for the increase in the quality of education and better preparation for students for the life and work in the modern era.

Within the framework of ERI SEE, the activities organized with a view of supporting this strategic framework and understanding, aiming at increasing the quality of education, included:

  • the set-up of the Regional group of experts in the Quality Assurance in general education, composed of representatives of agencies dealing with various aspects of quality assurance
  • enabling their cooperation in a structured framework, consisting of regular annual meetings and planning project activities
  • offering possibilities to exchange practices, experiences and expertise as well as learn from peers, through joint regional activities and consultations.

Regional events were organized:

Webinar “Support to the education and training systems in times of COVID-19: Quality of VET” on 25th November 2020. More information about the webinar together with the presentations is available here.


Online, on 29th September 2020

In Belgrade, on 24th and 25th October 2019

In Podgorica, on 6th and 7th December 2018

In Zagreb, on 8th November 2017

In Belgrade, on 25th May 2017


Since 2021, the ERI SEE has implemented project Enhancements  in the Quality of Education and Training in South Eastern Europe (EQET SEE) with one of the two components devoted to the Quality Assurance (QA) in pre-tertiary education.

The project tends to develop regional recommendations for external evaluators’ standards, with accompanying trainings, and regional recommendations for processes of external evaluation of institutions, supporting the enhancements in quality culture at school levels. Participating economies are: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.

More information about the project is available here.

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNCSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.



Regional standard of competences for external evaluators

Developed within the EQET SEE project in May 2022.

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National standards of competences for external evaluators of the SEE economies and Moldova

Developed within the EQET SEE project in July and August 2022.

Downolad in: Local languages

Guidelines and suggestions for optimizing (the impact of) external evaluation of institutions in the SEE and Republic of Moldova

Developed within the EQET SEE project in March and April 2022.

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Systems of Quality Assurance in Pre-tertiary Education in South Eastern Europe and Moldova – Focus on external evaluation of institutions and external evaluators’ trainings

Developed within the EQET SEE project in March 2022.

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Study on The Aspects of External Evaluation in General Education

Focus on external evaluators’ initial and continuous trainings and monitoring in South Eastern Europe

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