​ENIC-NARIC Projects




The principal aim of the project Recognition of Non-Country Specific Awards (RENSA) was to the further development and sharing of good practice and information to support fair and, as appropriate, consistent recognition of non-country specific qualifications. Non-country specific awards are defined as being defined as those which are wholly international and do not form part of anyone’s national education system. In practice, there are no dedicated guidelines of good practice for the evaluation of non-country specific qualifications nor a clear means of sharing and saving examples of recognition decisions taken by NARICs.

The impact of the project was projected to be threefold:

  • The ENIC and NARIC networks benefit from a central, reliable resource both on good practice in evaluating non-national qualifications and from a central resource, accessible to all centres
  • The individual centres participating in the study benefit from sharing and reflecting on their recognition procedures for non-country specific awards
  • Other stakeholders in the EHEA benefit from the smooth and fair recognition of these awards: students holding these qualifications; along with higher education institutions and employers that may receive applications from these students for the purpose of further study or employment.

The project was coordinated by the UK NARIC (the United Kingdom), with project partners from the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (Malta), the Agency for Science and Higher Education (Croatia), Quality and Qualifications Ireland (Ireland) and the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (Lithuania).

The project was carried out from March 2016 to August 2017.

The project was co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission.

The results of the project are available below:

RENSA guidance and template for Evaluation

RENSA explanatory note


The ACEPT (Allocating Credit to EU Professional Training Programmes) project aimed to facilitate mobility across Europe through supporting a coherent approach to the articulation and recognition of professional training programmes. This support involved the development of a tool for allocating credits to professional training programmes, through the use of a PQProfile. The profile enables institutions and recognition centres to establish the essential information required to facilitate the allocation of credit, if possible, and articulation for individuals who have completed professional training programmes.
The ACEPT project was funded via by the European Union via the Erasmus+ Programme, and was carried out from April 2018 to February 2020.
The project was coordinated by the UK NARIC (the United Kingdom), with project partners from MQRIC (Malta), ASHE (Croatia), AIC (Latvia), and NUFFIC (the Netherlands).
The results of the project are available below:

For further information, please contact: mqric@mfhea.mt

ARENA – Refugees and Recognition (Toolkit 3)

The ARENA (Toolkit 3) is an Erasmus+ project that seeks to facilitate the mobility, employability and access to further studies for refugees, displaced persons and persons in a refugee-like situation, including those without official documentation of their educational background. This project further test and adjusts the Toolkit for Recognition of Refugees’ Qualifications, especially for cases with insufficient or lacking documentation, in cooperation with a broad range of ENIC-NARIC offices and higher education institutions. The project builds on the results achieved in the previous Erasmus+ Policy Reform projects ‘Refugees and Recognition – Toolkit’ and ‘Refugees and Recognition – Toolkit 2 (REACT)’.

The project was coordinated by the NOKUT (Norway), with project partners including the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (Malta), and the Malta Collage of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST)

The ARENA project was co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission, and ran from April 2020 till January 2022.

For Further information please go to: mfhea.mt/arena


Stacking Credits and the Future of the Qualification (STACQ) is an Erasmus+ project that addresses the continuous developments in flexible, online and alternative forms of learning. It aims to support higher education institutions and ENIC-NARIC centres in evaluating micro-credentials. STACQ aims to support learning mobility based on new forms of learning in the EU and the European Higher Education Area. This was achieved by the publication of a paper, The Rise and Recognition of Micro-Credentials and the creation of an online evaluation tool for micro-credentials, The Micro-Evaluator.

This project was coordinated by Nuffic (Netherlands) in collaboration with MQRIC, UK ENIC, UHR (Sweden) and the Lithuanian Centre for Quality and Assessment in Higher Education. QQI (Ireland), EADTU, ECA and the Art of E-Learning also participated in this project.

The project Stacking Credits and the Future of the Qualification (STACQ) was co-funded by Erasmus+ and ran from October 2020 to March 2022.