Presentations

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 Prague - 2017

The Members’ Dialogue brings together EQAR Governmental Members, stakeholder organisations, permanent observers and statutory bodies to discuss recent policy developments in quality assurance. In 2017, exceptionally, because of the EQUIP Focus Group, not only EQAR members were invited, but also all EHEA countries that were not yet EQAR member.

The event was held in Prague at the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University on 19-20 October, hosted by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

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:

  • Colin TückEQAR Director – Presentation on Approach to External QA and Other Activities by Registered Agencies
  • Anna GoverEUA – Lessons Learnt from the EQUIP Project and Key Recommendations
  • Karl DittrichEQAR President – Discussion on the EQAR Strategy 2018 – 2022

EQUIP Study Results:

  • Tia LoukkolaEQAR Executive Board, EUA – Presentation of the EQUIP Study Results
Deputy Minister Pavel Dolecek opening the Members' Dialogue/EQUIP Focus Group 2017
Members' Dialogue in Oslo - 2016

The 2016 Members’ Dialogue was held in Oslo on 24-25 November, hosted by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.

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Members' Dialogue in Sofia - 2015

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 - 2014

To view photos of the event.

Download Seminar Agenda.

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

Chair: Sylvia Manning (Higher Learning Commission, USA)

Speakers:

 

  • 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 - 2013

A Peer-Learning Seminar organised by the Croation Ministry of Science, Education and Sports and EQAR in Trakošćan, Croatia on 11 December 2013.

Final Report of the Seminar

Photos of the Seminar

Programme

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Members' Dialogue in Ghent - 2013

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

  • Agenda – Members Dialogue Ghent, 17-18 October 2013
  • Photos

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In Line with European Developments: Austria's New QA System - 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

Photos

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Members' Dialogue in Bucharest - 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).

Members' Dialogue in Vienna - 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