ENQA organised a seminar on the European dimension of quality assurance, taking place on 15-16 June 2017 in the beautiful Châtelain neighborhood of Brussels at the International Associations Centre. The seminar was open to all, but it was primarily geared towards new staff of QA agencies or others with less knowledge or experience working in quality assurance at the European level.
The programme aimed to inform participants about relevant topics such as the Bologna Process, the European Commission’s priorities concerning quality assurance and higher education, the role of the main stakeholder bodies (including the E4 and EQAR) in the European Higher Education Area, and the purpose of the Standards and guidelines for quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG). Participation was open to ENQA members, affiliates, and other interested stakeholders.
The cost to participate was €220. Participants were kindly asked to book their own travel and accommodation.
The following presentations are now available:
- Brief introduction to ENQA and its activities by Maria Kelo
- EU’s modernisation agenda for higher education – future priorities by Klara Engels-Perenyi
- European QA framework: history, principles, tools, and actors by Anna Gover
- Approaches to EQA in Europe – priorities and trends by Aurelija Valeikienė
- EQAR – what it is, how it works, and what it does by Colin Tück
- Expectations of students on quality assurance in Europe by Blazhe Todorovski
- The Bologna Process and the EHEA: achievements, aspirations, and challenges ahead by David Crosier
- How have we addressed the challenges of the ESG 2015? – Experiences from QA agencies: AEQES by Caty Duykaerts
- How have we addressed the challenges of the ESG 2015? – Experiences from QA agencies:AI by David Metz
- Working group II: QA and recognition by Aurelija Valeikienė
The links below provide further information to material referenced in Klara Engels Perenyi’s presentation:
- European Commission Communication on a renewed EU agenda for higher education
- Accompanying Commission staff working document
- European Commission Communication on schools
- European Commission Press release on European Solidarity Corps
- European Commission Press release on Youth initiative:
- European Commission Questions and answers memo
- New Eurydice publication on academic staff: Modernisation of Higher Education in Europe: Academic Staff – 2017
Photos from the event are available on the ENQA Facebook page.
For inquiries concerning this event, please contact Milja Homan at the ENQA Secretariat.
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