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About the governance of the ENIC-NARIC Networks

The governance of the ENIC and NARIC Networks are supported by two consultative and coordinative bodies, having different functions:


1. ENIC Bureau (EB) and NARIC Advisory Board (NAB)


The ENIC Bureau (EB) was established by the ENIC Network, in close collaboration with UNESCO and the Council of Europe, in their role as Co-Secretariat of the LRC. Meanwhile, the NARIC Advisory Board (NAB)was established by the NARIC Network, under the European Commission. The EB/NAB reports to the ENIC and NARIC Networks.


The EB/NAB:


·  provides advice on the design, implementation and monitoring of the workplan , oversees the preparation of meetings, and prepares position papers on the recognition of qualifications and relations with the other stakeholders;

·  makes recommendations to UNESCO, the Council of Europe, and the European Commission on academic mobility and recognition issues;

·  may represent the ENIC-NARIC Network at events organised by stakeholders and other entities to improve its function and visibility.


The EB is composed of elected members from individual ENIC, with due regard to geographical and gender balance, in addition to expertise in qualification recognition polices. Current elected members are:


·  Mr. Stig Arne Skjerven (President), ENIC/NARIC Norway;

·  Ms. Jenneke Lokhoff (Vice-President), ENIC/NARIC Netherlands;

·  Ms. Bessy Athanasoupoulou (Vice-President), ENIC/NARIC Greece.


Similarly, the NAB is composed of elected members from individual NARIC.Current elected members are:


·  Ms. Chiara Finocchietti, ENIC/NARIC Italy;

·  Ms. Cecilia George, ENIC/NARIC Sweden;

·  Ms. Angela Lambkin,ENIC/NARIC Ireland.


Elected members commit to participating in four yearly meetings. The composition of the EB/NAB is reviewed every two years, through an electoral process during the Annual Joint Meeting of the ENIC-NARIC Networks. 


2. Working Party on Electronic Communication for Recognition (ELCORE Working Group)


The Working Party on Electronic Communication for Recognition (ELCORE Working Group) was established by the ENIC Bureau (EB) and NARIC Advisory Board (NAB), in close collaboration with UNESCO, the Council of Europe and the European Commission.The ELCORE Working Group reports to the EB/NAB, and provides advice on issues related to the Lisbon Recognition Convention electronic provision of information. The aim of the ELCORE Working Group is to foster capacity building and oversight of the ENIC-NARIC Networks’:


·  information system management and development (e.g., ENIC-NARIC.net Web site, listserv);

·  strategic communication (e.g., social media channels).


The ELCORE Working Group is composed of members from individual ENIC/NARIC, with due regard to geographical and gender balance, in addition to expertise in electronic provision of information, strategic communication and policy. Current members are:


·  Mr. Michael Ringuette (Chair), ENIC Canada;

·  Ms. Karolina Kasperaviciute, ENIC Holy See;

·  Ms. Laura Dirvonskyte, ENIC/NARIC Italy.


Experts commit to participating in three yearly meetings. The composition of the ELCORE Working Group is reviewed yearly.