The project aimed to implement fair automatic recognition by offering guidance in policy development on an European and national level. Furthermore, through capacity building, higher education institutions were encouraged to improve their expertise on automatic recognition.

I-AR caters to the needs of ENIC-NARIC centres, higher education institutions and other actors involved in achieving automatic recognition in the EHEA (rectors conferences, quality assurance organisations, ministries of education, policy makers).


The activities of the I-AR project aimed to improve automatic recognition at the European, national and institutional level. The project produced various outcomes, including:

  • a table with system-level comparisons of qualifications in EHEA that national authorities can use to enter into (non) legally binding AR agreements between countries, and as such supports efficient and consistent implementation;
  • a 2nd updated edition of the EAR manual supporting fair and automatic recognition practices in the EU/EHEA;
  • a paper analysing the implications of the Global Recognition Convention on the Lisbon Recognition Convention to support its implementation in the ENIC-NARIC Networks;
  • an outcome report on a series of measures to improve fair and automatic recognition implemented by 11 participating ENIC-NARIC centres.


Funding and partners

The I-AR project was co-funded by Erasmus+ and coordinated by Nuffic. The consortium consisted of the following partners:

Core team

  • ENIC NARIC The Netherlands (Nuffic, coordinator)
  • ENIC Ukraine
  • ENIC NARIC Flanders
  • ENIC NARIC Lithuania
  • ENIC NARIC Poland
  • ENIC NARIC Norway
  • ENIC NARIC Austria
  • ENIC NARIC Italy
  • ENIC NARIC France
  • ENIC NARIC Estonia


  • ENIC NARIC Ireland
  • ENIC NARIC Czech Republic

Steering group

  • EUA
  • ESU
  • ECA
  • ENIC-NARIC Denmark

Contact and more information

For more information about I-AR please contact the project coordinators, Ms Jenneke Lokhoff and Mr Bas Wegewijs, by filling in our contact form or calling +31 (0)70 4260 260.