Our Projects

Our Projects

ArmEnic, in cooperation with its partner organizations, regularly implements projects for the enhancement of the recognition process and the purposeful use of the recognition tools.

NACAR – Norwegian-Armenian Cooperation in Admission and Recognition (2019-2021)

The goal of the project is capacity building in Armenia and Norway to enhance further cooperation between Armenian and Norwegian higher education institutions.

The project contributes to the improvement of university management, including implementation of reforms related to the Bologna Process. It also focuses on building solid structures and practices of international admissions in Armenia.



  • Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance/NOKUT
  • University College of Southeast Norway
  • Yerevan State Medical University /YSMU
  • Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences / YSULS/
  • National Information Center for Academic Recognition and Mobility (ArmENIC)

European Qualifications Passport for Refugees (EQPR)

The project was launched in 2017 as a pilot initiative run by the Council of Europe’s Education Department in the framework of the Action Plan Building Inclusive Societies. Starting from January 2018, a new phase of the project that will last three years (2018-2020) is being implemented. The project aims at developing tools to support refugees to integrate and contribute to their new host communities. ARMENIC participates in the new phase of the project.


EQPR is a document providing an assessment of the highest achieved qualifications of refugees claimed to have based on available documentation and a structured interview. It also presents information on the applicant’s work experience and language proficiency. 

EQPR is the only international instrument developed to facilitate the recognition of refugees’ qualifications in the absence of full documentation. The EQPR can also be used if refugees move to new host countries in Europe without the need to undergo additional assessments.

EQPR is not a passport nor a substitute for identification or educational documentation. It does not guarantee admission to studies or employment. Neither is it a formal recognition act. EQPR is intended to help refugees to progress in their studies or employment.

Within the project, ARMENIC together with its European partners will conduct assessment sessions in the RA taking into consideration a large number of  Syrian refugees (or people in a refugee-like situation) in the RA.  For those who successfully pass the interviews, the EQPR will be issued. 

The project also envisages creating a pool of trained credentials evaluators using the European Qualifications Passport for Refugees’ Methodology.


  • GreekMinistry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs
  • ItalianMinistry of Education, Universities and Research
  • Conference of University Rectors of Italy
  • NorwegianMinistry of Education and Research 
  • National information centres inArmenia, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy,       the Netherlands, Norway and the UK 
  • TheUNHCR Representation in Greece and the UNHCR Representation in Strasbourg also support the project.

“Boosting Armenian Universities Internationalization Strategy & Marketing”/BOOST, Erasmus+

The project intends to foster and promote the international dimension of the Armenian higher education institutions (HEIs) through the development of a national and institutional policy framework and tools for internationalization in accordance with the recommendations set forth in the Yerevan Communique and European Higher Education Area (EHEA) Mobility Strategy 2020. The duration of the project was three years (2016-2019). In 2019 the project was prolonged for 6 months – till June 2020.


The development of the National Internationalization Strategy in the framework of the project will enable the higher education sector of the RA to be innovative, future-focused, and globally engaged. It will strengthen the fundamentals of education, training, and research of Armenian HEIs in line with international and domestic regulatory framework. The project is carried out at the institutional, regional, and national levels, including workshops and trainings on strategic planning, management of international relations, and structural improvements in Armenian HEIs. The European partners from Spain, Sweden, Portugal and Estonia will enrich the project with their strong practice in strategizing, marketing, and advanced international cooperation experience.

EU partners

  • Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH) (Sweden)
  • Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
  • Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain)
  • Instituto Superior Tecnico (Portugal)
  • Tallinna Tehnikaulikool (Estonia)


Armenian Partners

  • Armenian State Pedagogical University (ASPU) (Coordinator)
  • American University of Armenia (AUA)  
  • Komitas Yerevan State Conservatory  
  • Shirak State University (SHSU)
  • Vanadzor State University (VSU)
  • Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia (MoES),  
  • National Information Center for Academic Recognition and Mobility

QUATREC – Comparing Qualifications for Reliable Recognition (2018-2020)

The goal of the project is to conduct a comparative study on national qualifications frameworks as a tool for recognition. The study compares a bachelor and a master level qualification from different fields.     


ENIC-NARICs of Latvia, Estonia, Bulgaria, UK and Armenia

ISOBAQ – Information System on Pre-Bologna Academic Qualifications

EU Erasmus+ Information System on Pre-Bologna Academic Qualifications project was implemented in 2017-2018. The aim of the project was to create a unified database where the information and samples of qualifications awarded before the Bologna Process would be collected.


The project was implemented by the Bulgarian National Center for Academic Recognition and Mobility (NACID), partners include Armenia, Romania, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Lithuania and Croatia. The Armenian National Information Center for Academic Recognition and Mobility (ArmENIC) collected nearly 40 samples of the qualifications awarded in Armenia before the implementation of the Bologna Process. ISOBAQ database is accessible to the staff of ENIC-NARIC centers in order make the recognition process faster and transparent.

The information regarding the education system before and after the Bologna Process as well as the list of the recognized HEIs was also uploaded to the database.

SCAN-D2 – Samples & Copies of Academic National Diplomas 2

EU Erasmus+ SCAN-D2 project was launched in 2016 and ended in 2017. The main goal of the project was to foster knowledge of different higher education degrees in order to promote a better and fair recognition. The purpose of the project was to create the database where the information and samples of national degree certificates from Higher Education Institutions of the 10 participating countries would be collected. The project was coordinated by the Italian CIMEA center. The database created in the framework of SCAN-D2 project is accessible to the staff of ENIC-NARIC centers https://www.enic-naric.net/country-pages.aspx..


In the framework of the project the Armenian National Information Center for Academic Recognition and Mobility (ArmENIC) collected the samples of the national diplomas, certificates and uploaded them to the online database. The database includes the samples of the diplomas awarded by HEIs both currently as well as previously.

2016-2018: Refugees and Recognition: Toolkit for recognition of foreign higher education for refugees, displaced persons and persons in refugee-like situation

The aim of the project was to develop effective recognition procedures for refugees, displaced persons and persons in a refugee-like situation, especially in the cases of incomplete documentation.  

The project partners were national information centers of Norway, Armenia, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Sweden.


The project established a set of common principles, best practices and workable tools for the recognition of refugees’ qualifications. The methods used in the project have been tested and included in formal recognition processes in several countries. In addition the partners developed profiles of education systems of the main countries where refugees are coming and published at the ENIC-NARIC webpage

2014-2016 ARMENQA: Implementation of National and Sectorial Qualifications Frameworks in Armenia 

The overall objective of the project was to enhance the employability of Armenian graduates and facilitate recognition of the Armenian qualifications in labor market both nationally and internationally. As a result, the project developed National qualifications framework (ANQF) as well as sectoral qualification frameworks for several fields.  Further details are available here.

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