About ENQA

ENQA's Mission

As the designated stakeholder organisation of quality assurance agencies in the EHEA, ENQA represents their interests internationally, supports them nationally and provides them with comprehensive services and networking opportunities.

Under ENQA’s umbrella, the community of agencies drive innovation in quality assurance and refines quality assurance processes.

Who we are

ENQA was first established in 2000 as the European Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education to promote European cooperation in the field of quality assurance in higher education. In 2004, it became the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education with the aim to contribute to the maintenance and enhancement of the quality of European higher education, and to act as a major driving force for the development of quality assurance across all the Bologna Process signatory countries. 

ENQA is a membership association which serves and represents its members at the European level and internationally. ENQA members are quality assurance organisations from the European Higher Education Area that operate in the field of higher education.

ENQA members are higher education quality assurance agencies based in the European Higher Education Area. In order to become a member of ENQA, agencies must demonstrate their compliance with the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the EHEA (ESG).

ENQA affiliation is open to agencies that are not compliant with the ESG, agencies outside the European Higher Education Area, and other organisations active in the field of quality assurance of higher education.


ENQA respects the diversity of higher education systems and quality assurance approaches and operates in keeping with its values, which it promotes amongst its members:

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