EQAR Members

EQAR was founded by the main European stakeholder organisations in higher education. All signatory countries of the Bologna Process, as well as the intergovernmental organisations involved consultatively in the Bologna Process, can become Governmental Members of the association. See Becoming a Governmental Member for details on how your ministry can apply for membership.

Membership is not to be confused with being listed on the Register: a quality assurance agency that has evidenced its compliance with the European Standards and Guidelines and has successfully applied for inclusion will not be a member.

There are three different categories of members of the EQAR Association:

  • Founding Members;
  • Social Partner Members;
  • Governmental Members.

Founding Members

  • ENQA, European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, Helsinki
  • ESU, European Students’ Union, formerly ESIB, Brussels
  • EUA, European University Association, Brussels
  • EURASHE, European Association of Institutions in Higher Education, Brussels
More about Founding Members

The Founding Members are the E4 Group, the four organisations that have founded EQAR following the mandate given by European ministers of higher education.

Social Partner Members

  • BUSINESSEUROPE, Brussels
  • Education International, Brussels
More about Social Partner Members

The consultative members of the Bologna Follow-Up Group (BFUG) that represent the interests of employers or employees can become Social Partner Members.

Governmental Members

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