The role of recognition information centres (ENIC-NARICs) is to provide information on international qualifications and promote best practice to enable fair recognition of qualifications and skills, thereby providing substantial support to global mobility.

The Changing Role of NARICs: Stakeholder Perspective (CHARONA II) project, funded with the support of the European Commission, is an unprecedented study which aims to examine how well the role and work of these recognition centres is meeting stakeholder needs.

The research builds on the findings of the first CHARONA project: a comprehensive and critical analysis of the role and work of ENIC-NARICs and how it has evolved over the last fifteen years in response to extensive reforms and developments in Europe. In responding, and often contributing to these developments, the role and work of NARICs has changed and must continue to do so. More information on the CHARONA project can be found in the ‘Background’ section of this website.

In determining how to move forward to continue and ensure the quality and effectiveness of the centres, it’s essential to now engage with a wide range of stakeholders from across Europe and internationally.

In doing so, the study will help:

  • Increase awareness and understanding of recognition centres, their roles and remits
  • Inform future development of the centres

The project began in July 2014 and was completed in May 2016.

During this time, the project team gathered valuable stakeholder feedback through surveys and targeted consultation. Updates on project progress were posted as applicable on this site and the project outputs can now be found on the Projects update page. If you would like more information or to provide feedback, please email: projects@naric.org.uk

Disclaimer: This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.