ENQA produces publications dealing with the developments in the European quality assurance. This page contains the latest publications of ENQA in PDF Format. Paper copies can be ordered from the ENQA Secretariat.
The membership regulations of ENQA require all member agencies to undergo an external review at least once every five years. The present Guidelines contain information and guidance to assist agencies to be reviewed, coordinating organisations and review panel members. The Guidelines apply irrespective of whether the review is co-ordinated by ENQA or another body.
The present publication is the result of the third ENQA survey on quality procedures of quality assurance agencies across Europe and beyond.
In 2010 the organisations that form the E4 Group launched a project on “Mapping the Implementation and Application of the European Standards and Guidelines on Quality Assurance in Higher Education (MAP-ESG)”.
Evaluation of the reports on agency reviews (2005–2009) (pdf) (24. Feb. 2011)
As part of the operation of its strategic plan, the Board of ENQA has undertaken an analysis of the first tranche of review reports of agencies dating from the inception of the process in 2005 until December 2009. This is the first time such an analysis has been carried out. In total, 34 review reports were analysed.
On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, ENQA published this publication to celebrate the accomplishments in the quality assurance of European higher education from the early 1990’s until 2010. The authors of this publication, Dorte Kristoffersen who was already a member of the steering group of the European Pilot Projects, and the first three Chairmen and Presidents Christian Thune, Peter Williams and Bruno Curvale, bring their individual views to the history and present position of ENQA. The publication gives an overview of ENQA’s major milestones and identifies opportunities and challenges for the next decade.
The ENQA Position Paper in View of the Leuven/Louvain-la-Neuve conference has been finalised by the ENQA board and may be found in English and French.
This report is the outcome of the project conducted by the Nordic Quality Assurance Network in Higher Education (NOQA) in 2007 – 2008 on learning outcomes in the Nordic countries.
The present publication is the result of an ENQA survey on quality procedures of quality assurance agencies across Europe and beyond. This report updates the findings of the first ENQA survey on Quality Procedures in European Higher Education, undertaken by the Danish Evaluation Institute (EVA) in 2002, and considers the main developments that have taken place since then.
Bologna Process ministers of higher education welcomed in 2005 the principle of a European Register of Quality Assurance Agencies. They asked ENQA in cooperation with EUA, EURASHE and ESIB (E4 Group) to develop the practical aspects of the Register and report back through the Bologna Follow Up Group. The present publication is the E4 Group’s final report on the Register to the Bologna Process ministerial conference of London (17–18 May 2007).
The present publication incorporates two different but thematically related reports: the workshop report on the Language of the European Quality Assurance and the final report of the second Quality Convergence Study (QCS II). Both reports aim to contribute to understanding of the different concepts and notions of quality assurance across languages, and especially in English, which is the most widely used language in the European quality assurance.
European Standards and Guidelines in a Nordic Perspective (pdf) (02. Jan. 2007)
This report is the outcome of the project conducted by the Nordic Quality Assurance Network in Higher Education (NOQA) in 2005-2006 on the interpretation of the European Standards and Guidelines in the Nordic perspective.
In the framework of the EPHE project, an international experts panel was appointed by ENQA and worked on two complementary tasks from December 2005 and November 2006. The first mission consisted in reviewing the existing Portuguese quality assurance practices as conducted by CNAVES, the Portuguese National Council for the Evaluation of Higher Education. Secondly, the panel worked on providing recommendations to the Portuguese government on the organisation, processes and methods of establishment of a national accreditation system which would meet the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (pdf).
The Transnational European Evaluation Project II (TEEP II) was a detailed follow-up to the first Transnational European Pilot Project I (TEEP I) coordinated by ENQA in 2002-2003. TEEP II was a European-wide transnational quality evaluation scheme which aspired to identify means and common elements for quality assurance in the Joint Masters Programmes in three subject areas (water magement, cultural and communication studies, law and economics). The three subject-specific reports can be accessed here: Water management (EuroAquae)(pdf), Cultural and Communication Studies (CoMundus)(pdf), Law and Economics (EMLE)(pdf).
Mapping external quality assurance in Central and Eastern Europe is a report by the Central and Eastern European Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (CEEN). It presents the results of CEEN member surveys that charted how far the member agencies matched up to the good practice described in the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area. The report was published in the series of ENQA Occasional papers.
Quality Convergence Study (pdf) (01. Mar. 2005)
The Quality Convergence Study (QCS), a follow-up to the ENQA Survey on Quality Procedures in Higher Education, has been published in the series of ENQA Occasional papers. It examines the possibilities for convergence of national quality assurance systems in Europe through six samples.
ENQA coordinated this pilot project to investigate the operational implications of a European transnational quality evaluation in three disciplines (Physics, History, Veterinary Science) in order to test a method for transnational external evaluation. The three subject-specific reports can be accessed here:
Quality Procedures in European Higher Education (pdf) (26. May. 2003)
A survey on quality assurance procedures in Europe.
A Method for Mutual Recognition (pdf) (01. Nov. 2002)
A pilot project for a mutual recognition procedures between two Nordic quality assurance agencies.
ENQA commissioned a project to understand and identify the principal forms and characteristics of new forms of higher education and implications of these forms for current approaches to quality assurance.
A group of member agencies from the Nordic countries joined in 2000 in a common project to analyse the concept of accreditation and identify accreditation procedures and similar practices.
The first ENQA report, published in 2000.