Affiliates

Benefits and services

Representation and policy-making​
ENQA makes sure the interests of quality assurance agencies are heard in policy discussions of the Bologna Process, the European Union and other relevant bodies. Affiliates also participate in discussions to drive forward development and innovation in external quality assurance.
Information and expertise​
Affiliates have access to a wealth of information and expertise, from updates on latest news about quality assurance in the EHEA to advice on specific topics and speakers for events/webinars.
Networking, exchange of practice and professional development​
ENQA’s events provide opportunity for meeting other members and affiliates, learning from each other, and keeping up-to-date with latest developments. Many of ENQA’s events and webinars are exclusively for members and affiliates. Affiliates also benefit from reduced fees for EQAF.
Involvement in our activities​
Affiliates can contribute actively to our work through project partnerships and joining some working groups.
Visibility
Affiliates have opportunities to showcase their work by speaking at our events/webinars, hosting events, and contributing to projects, working groups and publications. Affiliates can also share information through ENQA’s communication channels.
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Affiliates are not permitted to vote in the General Assembly or be part of statutory bodies such as the Board, Agency Review Committee and Appeals and Complaints Committee. However, affiliates do have the right to attend and speak at the bi-annual General Assembly meetings, thereby giving input to matters related to the strategic development of the Association.

Affiliate criteria and fee​

ENQA Affiliate status is open organisations worldwide that have an interest in quality assurance of higher education but that cannot, or do not want to, be ENQA members. Please note that affiliation is not open to individual higher education institutions.

Affiliates are required to re-apply every five years.

The affiliate fee is 2,858€ per year.

How to apply

Organisations seeking affiliation can apply through an online form. Please contact the ENQA secretariat for access. Applications must include a letter stating that the organisation agrees to abide by the ENQA Statutes.

Once a completed application is received, ENQA Members are given the opportunity to express whether there are any causes for concern regarding the applicant. The application and any causes for concern will be consider in the next scheduled meeting of the ENQA Board. The decision on affiliation will be taken by the ENQA Board and endorsed by the General Assembly.