O7 - Methodological Approach to the European Public Administration Accreditation in the New EU Member Countries

Term: January 1, 2021 – Jun 30, 2021

Leading Organization: Masaryk University, Brno
This 7th intellectual output (IO7) represents a report prepared within the PAQUALITY project. The PAQUALITY project aims to support changes in the area of public administration (PA) education in conformity with Bologna objectives, mainly:
•    Promotion of European co-operation in quality assurance with a view to developing comparable criteria and methodologies, and
•    Promotion of the necessary European dimensions in higher education, particularly with regards to curricular development, inter-institutional co-operation, mobility schemes and integrated programs of study, training and research, which haven’t been fully applied in the area of the public administration high education in Slovakia and the new EU states yet.
The aims of activities conducted in order to prepare the IO7 were
•    to perform an investigation on a compatibility of the EAPAA accreditation with national accreditations in all countries of institutions partnering in the PAQUALITY project and
•    to develop a feasibility study on the recognition of the EAPAA accreditation by national accreditation bodies, including recommendations what could be done for an improvement.
Activities on this output started in January 2021. Team from the Masaryk University was leading and coordinating the whole preparation of this intellectual output in cooperation with partners from Corvinus University, Ljubljana University  EAPAA and NISPAcee. All other partners of the PAQUALITY project participated in preparation of this output and developed their input for this report related to their own programmes and countries and this report is based on their valuable contribution also.

This intellectual output has the following four parts and main authors:
I.    Recommendations for an improvement of EAPAA criteria and procedures (prepared by David Špaček);
II.    Compatibility of national accreditation systems with EAPAA accreditation in selected CEE countries (prepared by Juraj Nemec and David Špaček based on inputs prepared by all partners);
III.    Feasibility study on an acceptance of EAPAA accreditation on national levels in selected countries (prepared by Primož Pevcin based on inputs prepared by all partners);
IV.    Study on the EAPAA accreditation relevance for PhD programmes in selected countries (prepared by Éva Kovács and David Špaček).
Final Intellectual Output 7: