Cooperation with stakeholders
ENQA is firmly committed to a continuing cooperation with its key European partner organisations. This is in accordance with ENQA's role as a European forum for developing and proposing standards and guidelines on quality assurance and finding common points of convergence between the European QA systems. ENQA's main partners are:
ENQA forms together with EUA, EURASHE, ESU, and with the European Commission as an observer member, the so-called E4 Group. The four organisations organise jointly a Quality Assurance Forum (QAF) on a yearly basis. The E4 Group was given the task of setting up the European Quality Assurance Register in Higher Education (EQAR). ENQA, together with the above-mentioned organisations, forms the group of social partner members of EQAR.
ENQA had the important task of preparing, in co-operation and consultation with the other E4 members, a report on Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG) (pdf) which was adopted by the European Ministers of Education in the Bergen Summit of May 2005. A further report on EQAR was submitted by the E4 Group to the London ministerial meeting of May 2007.