The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) is an umbrella organisation which represents its members at the European level and internationally, especially in political decision making processes and in co-operations with stakeholder organisations.
ENQA contributes to this goal especially by promoting European co-operation in the field of quality assurance in higher education and disseminating information and expertise among its members and towards stakeholders in order to develop and share good practice and to foster the European dimension of quality assurance.
Maria Kelo is currently serving as the Director of the ENQA Secretariat and has a wide range of experience related to higher education. Her tasks within ENQA include: to manage the work of the ENQA Secretariat, act as Secretary to the ENQA Board, support and coordinate ENQA member agencies, manage projects, and represent the association. She previously worked as Senior Officer for the Academic Cooperation Association, where she was actively involved as an expert in higher education policy developments and reforms at national and European level (Bologna, ET2010); higher education internationalisation and international cooperation; mobility; student services and attractiveness of European higher education; trans-national education.
Paula Ranne is the Deputy Director of the ENQA Secretariat. She is responsible for several statutory and planning duties of the association, as well as for coordinating ENQA’s involvement in projects on various themes, such as the EU-funded HAQAA Initiative and the internally funded QPP Project. She worked for ENQA in Helsinki, Finland, in 2008-2011 and joined the association again in 2014, following its relocation to Brussels, Belgium. Before rejoining ENQA, Paula worked in Finland in positions relating to higher education and science policies in all academic fields. Paula holds a master’s degree in social sciences.
Agnė Tamošiūnaitė joined the ENQA Secretariat in October 2015. As ENQA’s Reviews Manager, Agnė is mainly responsible for the ENQA-coordinated external reviews of quality assurance agencies. Besides that, Agnė is also responsible for the training sessions for agency reviewers and for the coordination of an ENQA working group in charge of the internal quality assurance of the agency external review process (ENQA-IQA). She previously worked as Senior Officer for the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC) in Lithuania. Agnė also has experience working as an external evaluator of project proposals for mobility in the field of higher education under service contracts with the Education Exchanges Support Foundation in Lithuania. Agnė holds a master’s degree in legal psychology from Mykolas Romeris University.
Project and Finance Officer
Phone: +32 2 735 09 85
Anaïs Gourdin has been working as the Project and Finance Officer for ENQA since June 2014. Anaïs joined ENQA in 2012, first as a trainee and then as Administrative Assistant. Her main tasks include managing financial and human resources matters for the association and coordinating ENQA’s involvement in several EU projects, including EQTeL, EQUIP, SHEILA, and TeSLA. Anaïs studied foreign languages applied to international affairs and project management and is a graduate of Université Jean Monnet, Saint Etienne and Aix-Marseille Université.
Project and Administrative Officer
Phone: +32 2 735 56 59
Lindsey Kerber has been working as the Project and Administrative Officer at ENQA since June 2016. She joined ENQA in 2013 first as a trainee and then as Administrative and Communications Assistant. Her main tasks include managing communications matters for the association and coordinating ENQA’s involvement in several EU projects, including NQF-J, IEWEXHE, TEEDE, LIREQA, and MIELES, as well as ENQA’s two working groups on recognition and e-learning. Lindsey received an MPhil degree in higher education from the University of Helsinki. She previously attended the University of Arizona, from where she received bachelor’s degrees in political science and art history.
Phone: +32 2 735 56 59
Milja Homan joined the ENQA Secretariat in September 2016. As ENQA’s Administrative Officer, Milja’s main responsibilities cover administrative support to the Secretariat, including for ENQA projects. She undertakes general clerical duties, manages ENQA’s website and databases as well as supports the organisation of events and provides editing support for the Secretariat. Milja is working part time, usually from Monday to Thursday. Milja worked previously as an Assistant Policy Adviser in a Finnish regional office in Brussels where she covered education among other topics. She holds a master’s degree in social sciences from University of Jyväskylä, Finland.