Project beneficiary


Recipient institutions

University Dzemal Bijedic Mostar, University of Mostar (West), University of Sarajevo, University of Tuzla in the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Univeristy of Banja Luka in the Republika Srpska

Contract period

June 1999 - June 2000


170.000 EUR

Contracting authority

European Training Foundation on behalf of the EC


ACA Consortium consisting of the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA), the Association of European Universities (CRE), the Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (Nuffic), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the World University Service Bosnia (WUS).

Main objectives


To ensure the availability and transparency of reliable and up-to-date data and information on higher education institutions, taking into account the importance of ensuring their compatibility with other information collection and dissemination mechanisms and procedures already adopted within an EU framework;

To promote in each higher education institution the introduction of criteria and procedures of academic quality assurance compatible with those existing in the systems and institutions of higher education in EU member states and associated countries;

To introduce appropriate procedures and mechanisms for the recognition of diplomas and study credits, thus facilitating the mobility of staff and students.


Working Parties


Working Party I: Institutional information and data collection, processing and dissemination (DAAD)

Working Party II: Institutional quality assurance (CRE)

Working Party III: Diploma recognition (Nuffic)

Working Party IV: Coordination and synergies (ACA)


More information

Academic Cooperation Association (ACA)
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