Cross-border assessments

On top of assessments conducted in Estonia, EKKA has international experience and expertise in different types of assessments.

Our cross-border assessments:

Assessment of continuous education in Tajikistan (2017)

In autumn 2017, EKKA conducted the assessment of  a one year blended learning contniuous education programme titled Border Security and Management for Senior Leadership Course at the OSCE Border Management Staff College’i (BMSC) in Tajikistan. The majority of this study programme is conducted online, supplemented by contact learning sessions.

The assessment visit took place 23-24 October and the assessment panel included Helen Thomas from the UK, Krista Haak from Estonia and Sergiu Vasile from Romania as experts and Maiki Udam from EKKA (Estonia) as the coordinator.

The assessment is based on Requirements and procedure for accreditation of study programmes in continuing education (please see Regulations for the text) adopted by the EKKA Assessment Council on 11 April 2017. The assessment process followed the traditional logic: the educational institution first prepares a self-assessment report for the study programme under assessment, followed by an assessment visit giving the expert panel an opportunity to interview representatives of all major stakeholders and the drawing up of the assessment report on the basis of those interviews and the information provided in the self-assessment report.

BMSC had applied for accreditation of the study programme in compliance with level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework (in higher education level 7 corresponds to Master’s level study programmes). A positive result in the accreditation gives graduates of the programme the opportunity to transfer the credit points earned to equivalent level of academic studies or to be treated similarly to alumni of Master’s programs in professional situations.


Assessment of Law programmes in Moldova (2015)

The Estonian Higher Education Quality Agency (EKKA) won the public procurement of the Ministry of Education in Moldova to conduct the assessment of study programmes in Law in that country.  During 2015, 26 study programmes in 13 different higher education institutions were accredited.


Requirements and Procedure for Accreditation of Study Programmes in Moldova (28 January 2015)

Template for Assessment Report

Template for the Self-Evaluation of Study Programmes

Guidelines for Accreditation Experts: Law Programmes in Moldovan Universities


Assessment committees:

 1 4.-5.05 Academy Police “Stefan cel Mare” (1) Economical Law;(2) Criminal Law (prosecution);(3) Criminal Law (investigations) Dr Stephen Shute – Chair
Ms Stela Buiuc
Dr Mihai Floroiu
Mr Andres Parmas (Student)
Coordinator:  Birgit Vilgats          
6.05 European University of Moldova (1) Criminal Law
7.05 State University from Comrat (1) Criminal Law
 2 4.-5.05 Academy of Economic Studies (1) Financial-fiscal Law;(2) Customs Law;(3) Economical Law Dr Kristiina Tõnnisson – Chair
Dr Yuliya Vashcenko
Mr Adrian Ermurachi (Student)
Dr Tanel Kerikmäe
Coordinator: Hillar Bauman 
6.05 Technical University of Moldova (1) Patrimonial Law
7.05 State Agrarian University of Moldova (1) Patrimonial Law
 3 19.-21.05 Moldova State University (1) Criminal Law;(2) Criminal trial and Criminology;(3) Public Law;(4) International Law;(5) Civil judicial procedures;(6) Law and business customs;(7) Law in business;(8) Civil Law;(9) Labor Law Dr Urmas Volens – Chair
Dr Ingeborg Mottl
Dr Mihai Floroiu
Dr Rene Värk
Mr Joosep Raudsepp (Student)
Coordinator: Hillar Bauman 
22.05 Trade Cooperative University of Moldova (1) Public Law
 4 19.05 State University “A.Russo” from Balti (1) Criminal Sciences and Criminology;(2) Business Law Dr Aalt Willem Heringa – Chair
Dr Ausra Raulickyte
Ms Aliis Liin
Ms Stela Buiuc (Student)
Coordinator: Tiia Bach
20.05 The Moldovan Institute of International Relations (1) International Law
21.05 Free International University of Moldova (1) International and institutional Law
22.05 The Academy of Public Administration (1) Constitutional and Administrative Law