The second Governing Board Meeting of the ALIGN project was organized on the 8th of December, 2014 at IADT in Dublin, Ireland. The main discussions during the meeting were concentrated on the project management at three levels, progress report results , the role of the lead partners for the upcoming activities as well as financial and technical issues.
Local coordinators from each three countries (Armenia, Russia and Ukraine) presented the developments at national levels and decisions were made by the board members to establish working groups for the development of mechanisms and tools ensuring the alignment of the academic programs with the National Qualification Frameworks. EU partners will actively cooperate with partner institutions during the development of mechanisms.
Next Governing Board meeting was agreed to organize in June 2015 in Poznan.
On 18-19 February, 2016 with the initiative of ALIGN EU experts a two-day meeting was organized in Adam Miskiewitz University in Poznan, Poland. The meeting gathered together EU experts, External QA Agencies of Armenia, Russia and Ukraine as well as ALIGN Management Team to discuss the organization and effective implementation of WP4 under ALIGN project.
On the first of the meeting the leader of WP4 Paul Hyland (Bath Spa University, UK) came up with plans and ideas about the formation of expert panels to conduct site-visits at each partner university in Armenia, Russia and Ukraine. Before the site-visits Universities are supposed to present self-evaluation reports of the selected two academic programs which are in the process of revision within the framework of ALIGN project.
On 14-17 June, 2015 Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan hosted TEMPUS ALIGN project Governing Board members from Armenia, Russia, Ukraine and EU partners. During the Coordination and Governing Board meetings a number of issues related to the project were raised and discussed with all the partners and the progress of the project for the past one and a half year was recorded. The upcoming activities with deadlines were outlined by the Management team as well as by the Work Package Leaders.
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