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OCTRA - Online course catalogues and databases for transparency and recognition

Project implementation period: 1st October 2020 – 30th September 2022

In terms of Erasmus+ Programme, K3 activity “Support for Policy Reform” Academic Information Centre – Latvian ENIC/NARIC implements project “OCTRA – Online course catalogues and databases for transparency and recognition”

Aim – to increase a dialogue with HEIs by agreeing on a template of course catalogues and improvement of national qualifications databases and registers (NQD) that would guide to structured and transparent learning outcomes of HE qualifications facilitating the automatic recognition.

Main objective – to elaborate guidelines and recommendations that would serve as an assisting tool for HEIs to improve or create appropriately useful and consistent course catalogues corresponding to the NQDs (if existing), and for bodies responsible for NQDs to make adaptations in the content useful for credential evaluation.

Project activities:

  1. Desk research – exploring situation regarding course catalogues of HEIs and NQDs in the NARIC and ENIC project partner countries;
  2. Guidelines and recommendations for HEI and NARICs, ECTS Users’ guide (2015) about online course catalogues and NQDs – to provide ideas for necessary improvements of the online tools;
  3. Peer-learning seminars – to discuss the guidelines and recommendations with the relevant stakeholders;
  4. National workshops for HEIs – to present the guidelines and recommendations to the representatives of HEIs in the partner countries;
  5. International conference.

Project partners:

  • Academic Information Centre – Latvian ENIC/NARIC
  • National Centre for Information and Documentation – Bulgarian ENIC/NARIC
  • Haridus- ja Noorteamet – Estonian ENIC/NARIC
  • Agency of Science and Higher Education – Croatian ENIC/NARIC
  • Narodowa Agencja Wymiany Akademickiej – Polish ENIC/NARIC
  • Centre for Information and Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education – ENIC of Bosnia and Hercegovina
  • BA School of Business and Finance (Latvia)
  • Latvian Rectors' Conference (Latvia)

Peer-learning seminars

The online peer-learning seminars for the stakeholders will be held on:

Aim of seminars – to explore opinions of the stakeholders on use of course catalogues and national qualification databases for promotion of transparency and recognition of qualifications, as well as present and discuss guidelines for course catalogues and national qualification databases that have been prepared based on research carried out by the project partners.

About participation and registration, please contact the project working team (