The Euro-Mediterranean area: a place of encounter for quality assurance agencies in southern Europe
The JISER-MED project (Joint Innovation & Synergies in Education and Research) was launched in January 2010. Coordinated by the University of Barcelona, the project forms part of the TEMPUS programme funded by the European Commission and involves higher education institutions (HEIs) and quality assurance (QA) agencies from the three regions that make up the Euro-Mediterranean area: the Maghreb, the Middle East and southern Europe.
The fundamental object of the project is to promote the mobility and employability of doctoral students within the Euro-Mediterranean area, with particular attention on the dimension of quality assurance across all three regions. In addition, JISER-MED has also served as a privileged place of encounter for university quality assurance agencies from higher education systems in southern Europe (Spain, Catalonia and France) whose institutions form part of the project. Rafael Llavori de Micheo - ANECA and ENQA Board Member