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ENIC-NARIC NETWORK

The ENIC-NARIC Network is a network of national information centers of academic recognition and mobility (ENIC Network). It was established in 1994 by the Council of Europe and UNESCO for creating and adopting a single European diploma and qualification recognition policy and practice.

The ENIC Network works in close cooperation with the network of national recognition information centers of the European Union (NARIC Network) whose operation is supported by the European Commission in the person of the Director General for Education and Culture.

Additional information is available on the indicated website.

Structure and Tasks
The ENIC information network consists of national information centers of the countries-signatories of the European Cultural Convention and countries within the European region of UNESCO. An ENIC center is an organization created by the national government of each country.

Such centers in different countries may differ in terms of size or competence, but they are required to provide information regarding the following issues:

  • recognition of foreign diplomas, academic degrees, and qualifications;
  • the education system in the country and other countries;
  • and the possibility to obtain an education abroad, as well as other practical issues regarding mobility and recognition.

 The potential clients of ENIC-NARIC are:

  • students and their parents;
  • employers;
  • educational institutions;
  • representatives of ministries dealing with higher education issues;
  • and other concerned persons and organizations.

Students contemplating studying abroad are strongly advised to find the necessary information before they make their final decision to make sure that the diploma/qualification they will obtain will be recognized in their home country.

The ENIC Network representatives convene annually for a general meeting to discuss academic recognition and mobility issues. In the periods between such meetings, working groups work on specific problems. The ENIC Network plays an important role in the exchange of education-related information among national centers, which helps in resolving issues associated with the recognition of education-confirming documents. 
The ENIC Network board convenes 2-3 times a year.

Activities of Working Groups
Current policy and information activity issues within the ENIC Network are addressed by the working groups, which later present their positions on the issues before annual meetings of the Network. The subjects falling within the purview of the working groups include:

  • recognition problems in the Bologna Process;
  • translational education;
  • Diploma Supplement;
  • evaluation criteria and procedures for foreign qualifications and periods of studing;
  • qualifications for international access to education, Europe-USA;
  • mutual recognition of qualifications; and
  • electronic recognition information.