The Experts Council was created to assist agency employees in organizing expert evaluation of external assessment reports prepared by experts, developing recommendations for recruiting qualified agency experts, selecting a group of experts to conduct a site visit to an educational organization.
The EC's functions are:
— to make conclusions on external assessment reports prepared by experts in order to ensure their compliance with the established requirements;
— to form judgements on appeals made against the experts' recommendations;
— to prepare explanatory comments on the return of insufficiently reasoned recommendations for their finalisation;
— to participate in the preparation and consideration of proposals on improvement of institutional and programme accreditation procedures;
— participate in the analysis and summarization of the Agency's work experience.