As established in the 2021 – 2025 strategy, ENQA develops and encourages research projects that make use of ENQA review reports in order to detect trends, innovative good practices, and areas that demand attention. In order to do so, the instruments provided by the ERASMUS+ program are of crucial importance.
ENQA is consequently encouraging its members to develop or join different projects proposals, according to their current objectives and priorities.
The 2022 Call for proposals within the ERASMUS+ Programme
ENQA considers of particular interest for quality assurance agencies the actions briefly outlined below, that are part of the Key Action 2 (KA2) – Cooperation among organisations and institutions.
- PARTNERSHIPS FOR COOPERATION
This action enables participating organisations to gain experience in international cooperation and to strengthen their capacities, but also to produce high-quality innovative deliverables.
In the field of higher education, priority will be given to actions that are key to achieving the objectives of the European Education Area. The aim is to support the higher education sector in becoming even more inter-connected, innovative, inclusive and digital. For this purpose, the Programme will encourage much deeper and inter-disciplinary cooperation between higher education institutions, as well as with their surrounding innovation ecosystems, and the strengthening of links between education, research and innovation. The focus will in particular be on strengthening inclusion, mobility, digitalisation, lifelong learning, quality assurance and automatic recognition. The underlying objective is to accelerate the higher education transformation throughout Europe, in order to train the future generations in co-creating knowledge for a resilient, inclusive and sustainable society.
- PARTNERSHIPS FOR EXCELLENCE
The Partnerships for Excellence support projects with a long-term sustainable perspective. Among the actions that are supported under this type of partnerships, the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters should be mentioned.
- PARTNERSHIPS FOR INNOVATION
Partnerships for innovation support projects that aim at achieving systemic impact at European level by having the capacity to deploy the project outcomes on a European scale and/or by being able to transfer them into different thematic or geographical contexts
The ALLIANCES FOR INNOVATION aim to strengthen Europe’s innovation capacity by boosting innovation through cooperation and flow of knowledge among higher education, vocational education and training (both initial and continuous), and the broader socio-economic environment, including research. They also aim to boost the provision of new skills and address skills mismatches by designing and creating new curricula for higher education (HE) and vocational education and training (VET), supporting the development of a sense of initiative and entrepreneurial mind-sets in the EU.
The FORWARD-LOOKING PROJECTS will aim to foster innovation, creativity and participation, as well as social entrepreneurship in different fields of education and training, within sectors or across sectors and disciplines.
- CAPACITY BUILDING
The Capacity Building in HIGHER EDUCATION (CBHE) action supports international cooperation projects based on multilateral partnerships between organisations active in the field of higher education.
Support to creating partnerships
ENQA is inviting its members and affiliates to fill in the questionnaire available at this link, by 10 February, if you already have an idea of a project proposal, but still looking for a partner, or if you would like to join a project proposal relevant for your organisation’s priorities.