On Thursday 19 November the Ministers in charge of higher education in the EHEA will meet for the Bologna Process Ministerial Conference. ENQA, as a consultative member of the Bologna Process, is pleased to publish today our message to the Ministers, highlighting our recommendations for the changes needed to ensure that external quality assurance can fulfil its potential as a driver for the continued development of higher education.
We urge Ministers to ensure that their national frameworks allow quality assurance agencies to work independently, flexibly, transparently and to facilitate the full involvement of students. In addition, we highlight that national-level barriers for using of the European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programme still need to be addressed in many systems.
The conference, originally planned to take place in Rome, will be held online and will be livestreamed for all to watch. This is a unique opportunity for the wider higher education community to get an insight into the meeting. ENQA’s President, Christoph Grolimund, will contribute our perspectives during a session led by the consultative members.
If you want to learn more about the progress in implementing the Bologna Process commitments, the content of the Rome Communiqué, and ENQA’s role and perspectives on the Bologna Process, we encourage you to watch the recording of ENQA’s recent webinar on this topic.