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This page contains presentations made at various events (co-)organised by EQAR. Their content is the responsibility of the respective author(s) and does not necessarily reflect the view of EQAR.

Members' Dialogue/EQUIP Focus Group in Praha - 19-20 October 2017

Deputy Minister Pavel Dolecek opening the Members' Dialogue/EQUIP Focus Group 

The 2017 Members' Dialogue/EQUIP Focus Group was held in Prague at the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University, hosted by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

The Members' Dialogue brings together EQAR Governmental Members, stakeholder organisations, permanent observers and statutory bodies to discuss recent policy developments in quality assurance. This year, exceptionally, because of the EQUIP Focus Group, not only EQAR members were invited, but also all EHEA countries that are not yet EQAR member.
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Presentations Prague

Key note:
Adam Tyson, Directorate-General Education and Culture, Head of Unit – European Commission Initiatives in Quality Assurance and Presentation of the Progress Report
Michael Lehmann, Head of Department Higher Education, Ministry of Economy, Science and Digitalisation of Sachsen-Anhalt – Changes in the Framework for Accreditation in Germany
Bartlomiej Banaszak,  Head of Analysis and Strategy Unit, Department of Science, Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education - The New Policy Framework for External QA in light of the New Draft Law on Higher Education and Science in Poland

Other:
Tia Loukkola, EQAR Executive Board, EUA - Presentation of the EQUIP Study Results
Colin Tück, EQAR Director - Presentation on Approach to External QA and Other Activities by Registered Agencies
Anna Gover, EUA - Lessons Learnt from the EQUIP Project and Key Recommendations
Karl Dittrich, EQAR President - Discussion on the EQAR Strategy 2018 – 2022

Members' Dialogue in Oslo - 24-25 November 2016 

Members' Dialogue in Oslo - 24-25 November 2016

The Members' Dialogue brings together EQAR Governmental Members, stakeholder organisations, permanent observers and statutory bodies to discuss recent policy developments in quality assurance.

The 2016 Members' Dialogue was held in Oslo, Norway, hosted by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.

Speakers and presentations:

Peter Elting, Stenden University of Applied Sciences, ITEpS Programme Coordinator: "First experience with the European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes"

Tia Loukkola, EQAR, President of the Executive Board: "Presentation of the proposal for the President position"

Melinda Szabo, EQAR Project Officer: "Key considerations for Cross-Border Quality Assurance - presentation of the E4/EQAR initiative"

Colin Tück, EQAR, Director: "Presentation of the background report and model for a database of quality-assured programmes/HEIs"

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Members' Dialogue in Sofia - 26-27 November 2015 

Members' Dialogue in Sofia - 26-27 November 2015

The Members' Dialogue brings together EQAR Governmental Members, stakeholder organisations, permanent observers and statutary bodies to discuss recent policy developments in quality assurance.

The 2015 Members' Dialogue was held in Sofia, Bulgaria hosted by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science.

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Knowledges Café presentations:

Seminar on Cross-Border External QA (29/30 April 2014) 

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Day 1 - Tuesday, 29 April 2014

  • 9:00 Registration
  • 9:30 Official Opening
  • Plenary Session: Overview of cross-border QA reviews in the EHEA
    • Chair: Maria Kelo (EQAR, President of the Executive Board)
    • Speakers:
      • Eric Froment (EQAR, Chair of the Register Committee) - Policy and legal frameworks of cross-border QAA
      • Melinda Szabó (EQAR, Project Officer) - Presentation of the results from the Questionnaire for QAAs
  • 10:30 Coffee Break
  • 11:00 Plenary Session: Insight from stakeholders involved in cross-border EQA
    • Chair: Andrée Sursock (Senior Advisor, EUA)
    • Speakers:
  • 12:40 Lunch
  • 14:00 Plenary Session: A diversity of approaches in cross-border EQA
  • 16:00 Coffee break
  • 16:30 Parallel sessions
  • Session I. A snapshot of cross-border EQA
    • Chair: Lucien Bollaert (EQAR, Vice-Chair of the Register Committee)
    • Speakers:
  • Session II. Simulation of a cross-border EQA
    • Facilitator: Melinda Szabo (EQAR, Project Officer)
  • 18:00 Day ends
  • 18:30 Guided Tour in Bayreuth
  • 20:00 Dinner

Day 2 - Wednesday, 30 April 2014

  • 9:30 Parallel sessions
  • Session I.  Simulation of a cross-border EQA
    • Facilitator: Allan Päll (RIQAA, Advisory Group member)
  • Session II.  A snapshot of cross-border EQA
    • Chair: Lucien Bollaert (EQAR, Vice-Chair of the Register Committee)
    • Speakers:
  • 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:30 Plenary session -  Wrap-Up, Conclusions and Next Steps
    • Moderator: Colin Tück (Director, EQAR)
    • Parallel Session chairs
    • General Rapporteur: David Crosier (Education System Analyst, Eurydice)
  • 12:40 Lunch and departure

The Role of NQF's and QA in Recognition (11 December 2013) 

The Role of NQF's and QA in Recognition (11 December 2013)

A Peer-Learning Seminar organised by the Croation Ministry of Science, Education and Sports and EQAR in Trakošćan, Croatia.

Final Report of the Seminar

Photos of the Seminar

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EQAR Members' Dialogue 2013 (17-18 October) 

EQAR Members' Dialogue 2013 (17-18 October)

The Members' Dialogue brings together EQAR Governmental Members, stakeholder organisations, permanent observers and statutary bodies to discuss recent policy developments in quality assurance.

The 2013 Members' Dialogue was held in Ghent, Belgium, hosted by the Flemish Department of Education and Training.

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In Line with European Developments: Austria's New Quality Assurance System (19 September 2013) 

In Line with European Developments: Austria's New Quality Assurance System (19 September 2013)

The Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research, in cooperation with EQAR has organised a morning conference on 19 September 2013 at the Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU. The presentations addressed Austria's new law on quality assurance, the experience of the University of Graz' with an external evaluation by an EQAR registered agency in the context of the new law as well as stakeholders perspective on the Europe-wide policy framework on quality assurance.

Programme/Agenda

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EQAR Members' Dialogue 2012 

EQAR Members' Dialogue 2012

The objectives of the 2012 Members' Dialogue were to contribute to the
development of a strategic plan for EQAR and to consult members on the
revision of the Procedures for Applications, prepared by the Register
Committee.

The Members' Dialogue was held in Bucharest (Romania) and hosted by the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding in Romania (UEFISCDI).

EQAR Members' Dialogue 2011 

EQAR Members' Dialogue 2011

The 2012 Members’ Dialogue served as an opportunity to discuss the results of the external evaluation of EQAR and to exchange ideas for the follow-up and implementation plan.

The objectives were to:

  • Serve as a unique opportunity for all those involved in EQAR’s governance, management and operation to discuss jointly and in a more informal atmosphere than in official meetings with strict agendas;
  • Discuss and reflect on the results of the external evaluation;
  • Elaborate on ideas for change and improvement as follow-up to the external evaluation.

The Members' Dialogue was held in Vienna, Austria, hosted by the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research.

Agenda EQAR Members' Dialogue Vienna 21-22 November 2011