Enhancing the Coverage and Connectivity of QA in the EHEA through DEQAR

DEQAR CONNECT was selected for EU co-funding under the Erasmus+ call to support the implementation of European Higher Education Area (EHEA) reforms. The project focuses on two of the EHEA key commitments, supporting quality assurance and recognition inside the EHEA, and consists of two strands:

  • Expand coverage to EHEA countries currently under-represented in DEQAR, by supporting the participation of agencies that could not join DEQAR in the first stage.
  • Enhance connectivity by exploiting existing synergies and exploring new opportunities to use DEQAR data directly in the recognition workflow, digital credentialing and elsewhere.

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The European Commission support for the production of any DEQAR publications does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsi­ble for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Project consortium

The consortium includes 26 organisations and 6 experts: 32 in total

The project consortium was carefully designed to also include experts (QAAs and people with DEQAR experience) to thus include a key ingredient for the effective transfer of knowledge: peer support.

Experienced QAAs (2)
  • ASHE – Agency for Science and Higher Education (Croatia, lead)
  • NVAO – Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders
"Newcomer" QAAs (15)
  • ACQUIN – Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute
  • ACSUCYL – Quality Assurance Agency for the University System of Castilla y León
  • AEQES – Agence pour l’Evaluation de la Qualité de l’Enseignement Supérieur
  • AIC – Academic Information Centre
  • ANQA – National Center For Professional Education Quality Assurance
  • AQ Austria – Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria
  • CTI – Engineering Degree Commission
  • EAEVE – European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education
  • HAC – Hungarian Accreditation Committee
  • IAAR – Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating
  • IQAA – Independent Agency for Quality Assurance in Education
  • MusiQuE – Music Quality Enhancement
  • NCEQE – National Center for Education Quality Enhancement
  • NCPA – National Center for Public Accreditation
  • SKVC – Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education
ENIC-NARIC partners (4)
  • CIMEA – Centro di Informazione sulla Mobilità e le Equivalenze (Italy)
  • CNRED – National Center for Recognition and Equivalence of Diplomas (Romania)
  • Nuffic
  • France Éducation international (Formerly CIEP – Centre international d’études) pédagogiques
Experts (6)
  • Jozsef Gábor Bóné & Kathryn Máthé (DEQAR developers – QAA support)
  • David Gassiot Andreu (AQU Catalunya – QAA support)
  • Anthony Camilieri (Europass – connectivity)
  • Benedetto Lepori (ETER – connectivity)
  • Karl Dittrich (EQAR – policy)
Associate partners (4)
  • ENQA – European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education
  • ESU – European Students Union
  • EUA – European University Association
  • EURASHE – European Association of Institutions in Higher Education