Map: System Openness

image/svg+xml Map of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) Map of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) A blank map of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and countries fully surrounded by the EHEA. Every country has an id which is its ISO-3116-1-ALPHA2 code in lower case. Members of the EU have a class="eu", all EHEA countries have a class="europe", non-EHEA countries have a class="nonehea". Image based on by Júlio "Tintazul" Reis and Marian "maix" Sigler. Made by Colin Tück, EQAR, 2017 Released under CreativeCommons Attribution ShareAlike (

Mapping system openness to CBQA

The above map shows the EHEA countries where (some or all) higher education institutions can use a suitable EQAR-registered agency for their mandatory external quality assurance. Please consult the information on each country for specific requirements, conditions or restrictions.

Map (legend) key:

  • Dark blue: Countries recognising EQAR-registered agencies as part of the national requirements for external QA
  • Medium blue: Countries recognising foreign agencies based on their own, specific framework or requirements
  • Lighter blue: Countries not open to external QA evaluation by a foreign QA agency