Work Plan

The work plan 2016 translates the ENQA strategic plan 2016-2020 into short term action. In addition, it will take forward work started in 2014-2015, and takes into account the planned European Commission projects for the next year.

The various actions refer to the main goals for ENQA by 2020 as stated in the strategic plan:


Representation
ENQA is representative of the diversity of quality assurance agencies throughout Europe.
ENQA supports the continuous development of independent and trustworthy quality assurance agencies operating in line with agreed standards throughout Europe.
ENQA provides advice and represents the interests of its members in the policy-making process.
Services
ENQA is a fruitful network for agencies throughout Europe.
ENQA is the preferred partner for reviews against agreed European standards.
ENQA is a key source of reliable information, expertise and know-how on quality assurance.
ENQA is a reference point for European quality assurance in the international context.
Quality enhancement
ENQA contributes to the enhancement and innovation of quality assurance.
ENQA will thus make efforts to:

  1. Assure the credibility of quality assurance and quality assurance agencies through the organisation of reviews by suitably-trained experts (ENQA training of reviewers; implementation of revised review methodology; ENQA reviewers’ seminar and the work of the ENQA IQA group);
  2. Support the development of quality assurance agencies by focusing on professionalisation of QA and staff at QA agencies (ENQA staff development WG; seminar on staff development; ENQA reviews);
  3. Strengthen the role of ENQA in the scene of European policy making, by providing support for agencies and lobbying at national and European levels through ongoing activities and enhanced European presence and in particular in promotion of the revised ESG (in addition to regular activities, implementation of a joint  European project on promotion of the revised ESG together with the other “E4” and EQAR);
  4. Develop quality assurance further taking into account current and new challenges to quality assurance (working group on QA and recognition; working group on QA of e-learning).

In terms of development of quality assurance, in 2016 ENQA will in particular focus on the following thematic areas:

  1. Quality assurance and recognition (ENQA working group established in 2015; study and event)
  2. Quality assurance of e-learning, including the MOOCs (establishment of a new ENQA working group in 2016; TESLA project)
  3. Promotion of the revised ESG and support to members in adjusting to their requirements (e.g. the “EQUIP-project”)
  4. Good practice in agencies compliance with the ESG (work of the ENQA IQA group)
  5. Capacity-building in QA in ASEAN and in Africa
  6. QA of joint programmes (collaboration with EQAR and ECA)

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The work plan 2016 translates the ENQA strategic plan 2016-2020 into short term action. In addition, it will take forward work started in 2014-2015, and takes into account the planned European Commission projects for the next year.