The main objective of the project is to support quality assurance (QA) agencies and national authorities in six countries (Albania, the Czech Republic, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, and Slovakia) to create an ESG-compliant QA system, which is one of the Bologna Process key commitments.
More specifically, the project aims to achieve:
To reach the objectives, the following activities are foreseen in the project:
The activities listed above are designed to address different needs appropriately, both at the legal framework level as well as within the agencies, and ensure that the six countries make fast progress in achieving ESG compliance.
ENQA is the coordinator of this project.
The project involves ENQA as the coordinator and partners from each of the six countries:
ENQA – European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, Belgium (Coordinator)
ASCAL – Albanian Quality Assurance Agency, Albania
MESY – Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth, Albania
MSMT – Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Czech Republic
NCFHE – National Commission for Further and Higher Education, Malta
ANACEC – National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and Research, Moldova
MECC – Ministry of Education, Moldova
ACQAHE – Agency for Control and Quality Assurance of Higher Education, Montenegro
MPS – Ministry of Education, Montenegro
SAAHE – Slovak Accreditation Agency for Higher Education, Slovakia
MSVVaS – Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport, Slovakia
Call: EPLUS-2019-09-EHEA – Initiatives to support the implementation of European Higher Education Area (EHEA) reforms
The project is being held from 1 June 2020 to 31 May 2022 (24 months). An extension until 30 November 2022 was granted in early 2022.
SEQA-ESG staff mobilities support the professional development of the partner QA agencies’ personnel by offering a work placement in an experienced EHEA QA agency. Each mobile peer further develops their QA competencies through different methods such as job shadowing, observation of site visits/meetings, participation in training sessions etc. at a host QA agency. The staff mobility is linked to the national action plan (see below) and priorities and are designed to meet the specific needs of the agency at its own stage of development.
Academic Information Centre (AIC)
National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR)
Agency for Science and Higher Education (ASHE)
Agency for Quality Assurance through Accreditation of Study Programmes (AQAS)