About EHEA Twinning Azerbaijan
“Support to the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan for Further Adherence of the Higher Education System to the European Higher Education Area” is Twinning project implemented in Azerbaijan and funded by the EU. The overall objective is to enhance Azerbaijan's higher education through closer integration with the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The focus is on implementing the EHEA principles of quality enhancement, improved accreditation of higher education institutions, policy dialogue as well as international cooperation and mobility. The wider framework is the EU-Azerbaijan European Neighbourhood Policy Action Plan. The Action Plan includes higher education sector reforms and European support for the reform within the Azerbaijan’s reform programme.
The project has three partners. These are the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC), the Estonian Higher Education Quality Agency (EKKA) and the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan. In addition to the Ministry of Education the beneficiaries include Azerbaijan higher education institutions and university students and in the final analysis the society and economy as a whole. The project implementation started 1st of September 2015 and it will last until the end of August 2017. The project is funded by the European Union with a budget of 1,3 Million Euro.
Purpose to increase the institutional capacities of the Ministry of Education and other key institutions of Azerbaijan for the development of policies related to the Bologna process and the implementation of the EHEA objectives and tools.
This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of FINEEC and EKKA and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.