Members

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EQAR Members

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

Social Partner Members

  • BUSINESSEUROPE, Brussels
  • Education International, 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.

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.

A list of all governmental members and their respective ministries
  • Albania – Ministry of Education and Sports
  • Armenia – Ministry of Education and Science
  • Austria – Federal Ministry of Science and Research
  • Azerbaijan – Ministry of Education
  • Belgium (Flemish community) – Flemish Department of Education and Training
  • Belgium (French community) – Direction générale de l’Enseignement non obligatoire et de la Recherche scientifique
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina – Ministry of Civil Affairs
  • Bulgaria – Ministry of Education and Science
  • Croatia – Ministry of Science Education and Sports
  • Cyprus – Ministry of Education and Culture
  • Czech Republic – Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
  • Denmark – Danish University and Property Agency / Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Estonia – Ministry of Education and Research
  • Finland – Ministry of Education and Culture
  • France – Ministry of Higher Education and Research
  • Georgia – Ministry of Education and Science
  • Germany – Federal Ministry of Education and Research / Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Greece – Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs
  • Ireland – Department of Education and Science
  • Kazakhstan – Ministry of Education and Science
  • Latvia – Ministry of Education and Science
  • Liechtenstein – Office of Education
  • Lithuania – Ministry of Education and Science
  • Luxembourg – Ministry of Culture, Higher Education and Research
  • Malta – Ministry of Education, Youth and Employment
  • Moldova – Ministry of Education
  • Montenegro – Ministry of Education and Sports
  • the Netherlands – Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
  • Norway – Ministry of Education and Research
  • Poland – Ministry of Science and Higher Education
  • Portugal – Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education
  • Romania – Ministry of Education, Research and Youth
  • Slovenia – Ministry of Education, Science and Sport
  • Spain – Ministry of Education and Science
  • Switzerland – State Secretariat for Education and Research
  • “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” – Ministry of Education and Science
  • Turkey – The Council of Higher Education
  • Ukraine -Ministry of Education and Science
  • United Kingdom -Department for Business Innovation and Skills / Scottish Government / Welsh Government / Department of Education Northern Ireland