The overall purpose of the JOQAR project is to ensure that Erasmus Mundus programmes (and joint programmes in general) are facilitated in two specific areas - accreditation and recognition. The external quality assurance (QA) and accreditation (A) of joint programmes is a challenge for both joint programmes and QA/A agencies as it normally includes multiple national accreditation procedures. The project instead seeks to promote single accreditation procedures through:
the development of a multilateral recognition agreement regarding QA and accreditation results and
by the establishment of a European coordination point for external QA and accreditation of joint programmes.
There are currently also a lot of problems with the recognition of the degrees awarded by joint programmes which the project seeks to solve through the following specific objectives:
Awareness-raising among higher education institutions and joint programmes about ENIC-NARICs’ expectations regarding joint programmes, the design of the degree they award and the content of the diploma supplement.
The establishment of a common ground among ENIC-NARICs regarding the recognition of degrees awarded by joint programmes.