PLA on credit recognition with partner countries

In the framework of the project „Continuing EHEA Reforms in Hungary” Tempus Public Foundation (Hungarian Erasmus+ National Agency) in partnership with the Ministry of Human Capacities organises a Peer Learning Activity (PLA) on Credit Recognition with Erasmus+ Partner countries.

Date: 27-28. November 2018 (1,5 days)
Venue: Novotel Budapest Centrum (Rákóczi út 43-45., 1088 Budapest)

As the number of mobilities to and from partner countries is growing and will grow in the future, there is a strong need to discuss questions related to credit recognition within the International Credit Mobility action and possibly in other scholarship programmes concerning mobilities to and from non-European countries, as well.

The planned PLA will host about 40 participants from both Programme and Partner countries, including colleagues from National Agencies, National Erasmus+ Offices, experts active in the field of Higher Education, Higher Education Institutions staff and other stakeholders.


Topics, questions, suggestions for discussion

  • need of a platform for continuous communication; networking,
  • maximization of mobility (students, staff, experts),
  • resistance to mobility and internationalisation,
  • main problem sources of CR,
  • international directives, policies,
  • implementation of good practices,
  • elaboration of good quality assurance mechanisms,
  • ways to simplify/automatize CR processes,
  • ECTS and other existing systems: a comparative approach,
  • national specificities,
  • types of credit recognition,
  • non-formal and informal ways of learning,
  • student’s perspective.


Travel and accommodation costs of a limited number of participants might be covered by Tempus Public Foundation upon request. There is no registration fee, travel and accommodation costs may arise. In case you would ask for covering your costs, please write to


26 November

18:00 – 19:00 Social programme: guided tour (optional)

27 November   

09:30 - 10:00 Registration, Tea & Coffee 
10:00 - 10:10 Welcome and opening address
Szabolcs Bokodi -  Head of Department, Tempus Public Foundation
10:10 - 10:30

Opening Session: Introduction to the Peer Learning Activity
Tempus Public Foundation

10:30 - 11:00 

Keynote 1
Credit recognition in a partner country, Kazakhstan
Shaizada Tasbulatova - Coordinator, National Erasmus+ Office Kazakhstan &
Darkhan Akhmed-Zaki – President, University of International Business

11:00 - 11:20

Keynote 2
Credit recognition with partner countries. Could the intra-European experience serve as a model?
Markus Symmank - Head of Unit Erasmus+ Mobility, DAAD, Germany

11:20 - 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 - 12:45

Panel 1 - Credit recognition from the perspective of partner countries
Chaired by Nedal Aljayousi

1. Recognition issues in ICM projects in Uzbekistan
Kudratkhon Bakhadirov – Expert, National Erasmus+ Office in Uzbekistan

2. Erasmus+ and HE in Azerbaijan. Possibilities for cooperation in the view of successes and challenges of credit recognition
Parviz Baghirov – Director, National Erasmus+ Office Azerbaijan

12:45 - 13:00 Reflections – guided dicussion 
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30

Plenary Lecture
How to tame the winds of international seas? - Challenges of credit recognition between Europe and Latin America
Samuel Medina Luna - Academic Mobility Coordinator, Universidad CES, Colombia;
Gábor Réthi - Senior lecturer, Faculty Erasmus academic coordinator, Budapest Business School

14:30 – 14:50

Plenary Lecture
International Credit Mobility from Program Country Perspective (Skype)
Inge Broekman, Institutional Erasmus Coordinator; Bologna Expert, University of Twente

14:50 - 15:20

Panel 2

1. Crucial elements of credit recognition – Institutional Perspective of FH Joanneum
Birgit Hernády, Head of International Relations, FH JOANNEUM - University of Applied Sciences

2. Results of a Hungarian Institutional Survey on ICM
Krisztina Winkler-Antal, Erasmus+ KA107 programme coordinator, Tempus Public Foundation

2. Credit Recognition with partner countries – the case of Óbuda University, Hungary 
Ildikó Marosi, International Vice-director, Óbuda University, Hungary

15:20 - 16:00

Discussion in small groups - collecting ideas electronically
(Please bring your own device!)
(Coffee available) 

16:00 - 16:20 Reflections – discussion on groupwork
16:20 - 16:30 Closing the day

Short walk to the restaurant
meeting in the hotel lobby

18:30 - 20:30

Dinner at Veritas Winebar
Dohány utca 58-62, Budapest 1074

28 November

08:30 - 9:00 Tea & Coffee 
09:00 - 9:30

Plenary Lecture
“Bologna with Student’s eyes, 2018" - Armenian students perception of Bologna, Focus on recognition
Lana Karlova – Coordinator, National Erasmus+ Office Armenia
Vard Ghukasyan - Head of Foreign Relations Division, Armenian State University of Economics

09:30 - 10:30

Panel 3 - Bologna, EHEA and student perspectives
Chaired by Tobias Schneider

1. Academic Mobility in Republic of Moldova in the context of building the European High Education Area
Daniela Pojar - Head of Department, Technical University of Moldova

2. Mobility between the two shores of the Mediterranean: The case of Palestine
Nedal Aljayousi - Director, National Erasmus Office in Palestine

3. An olive-tree planting and a Palestine room inauguration at Szent István University
Zsuzsanna Tarr - Head of International Relations Center, Szent István University

10:30 - 10:40  Reflections – discussion on groupwork
10:40 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 11:45

Discussion in small groups (Padlet)
collecting ideas electronically (Please bring your own device!)

11:45 - 12:00 Reflections – discussion on groupwork
12:00 - 12:30 Discussion in small groups
collecting ideas electronically (Please bring your own device!)
12:30 - 12:45

Wrap-up, take-aways and closing
Tempus Public Foundation

12:45 - 13:50 Lunch

 Extra presentation

Credit Recognition Experience by Ukrainian Universities: Achievements & Challenges
Ivanna Atamanchuk - Monitoring and Mobility Manager, NEO-Ukraine

Photo gallery 


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