12th EQAF – Riga 2017

The E4-Group will organise the 12th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) titled ‘Responsible QA – committing to impact‘ in Riga (Latvia) on 23-25 November 2017. The official website of the event is available here. Underneath are further information on:

official website
Following are EURASHE news items related to the event:

  • EQAF 2017: call for contributions 17/3/2017 - The 12th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) will take place in Riga, Latvia on 23-25 November 2017 hosted by the University of Latvia. The Forum organisers, ENQA, ESU, EUA and... Read more
  • EURASHE 2017 work programme 30/11/2016 - In 2017 EURASHE will continue to address its 4 thematic areas; the 2017 work programme comprises: Mission of professional higher education Our 27th Annual Conference organised on 30-31 March in Le Havre (France)... Read more
  • Responsible QA – committing to impact

    The European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) provides a platform for discussion, professional development and exchange of experiences among the main stakeholders in quality assurance (QA). Specifically, the Forum will be of interest to rectors and vice-rectors responsible for QA, QA officers in higher education institutions, students, QA agency staff and researchers working on higher education or the QA field.

    The 12th European Quality Assurance Forum, organised by ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE, will take place on 23-25 November 2017, hosted by the University of Latvia in Riga, Latvia.

    Through a mix of plenary and parallel sessions, the 2017 EQAF, entitled ‘Responsible QA: committing to impact’, will combine practice-oriented or research-based discussions that will take place in the paper sessions and workshops with presentations of current developments in quality assurance. The Forum provides an opportunity for participants to update their knowledge and extend their professional development.

    Forum objectives

    QA, whether aiming at accountability or enhancement, needs to be carried out in a transparent and responsible manner. This means finding ways of responding to the needs and interests of internal and external stakeholders. This year’s Forum will explore how this can be done in practice, examining issues such as communication, ethics and the concept of change in QA.

    Participants

    EQAF provides a platform for discussion, professional development and exchange of experiences among the main stakeholders in QA. Specifically, the Forum will be of interest to rectors and vice-rectors responsible for QA, QA officers in higher education institutions, students, QA agency staff and researchers working on higher education or the QA field.

    Call for contributions

    During the Forum, paper sessions and workshops will provide space for more detailed discussions about research, policy initiatives and practical case examples related to current developments in QA. The Forum organisers are therefore seeking proposals for papers and workshops from QA practitioners in higher education institutions and quality assurance agencies, students, and researchers in the field. The deadline to submit contributions is 24 July 2017.

    Following are the practicalities of the event:

    Organisers

  • European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) - The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) is a voluntary association of European quality assurance agencies and currently comprises 40 members and 49 affiliates. Its aim is... Read more
  • European Students’ Union (ESU) - The European Students’ Union (ESU) is an umbrella organisation of 47 National Unions of Students from 39 countries. The aim of ESU is to represent and promote the educational, social,... Read more
  • European University Association (EUA) - The European University Association (EUA) has over 850 members across 47 countries, making it the largest and most comprehensive organisation representing universities and national university associations in Europe. As the... Read more
  • European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE) - EURASHE is the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education that offer professionally orientated programmes and are engaged in applied research within the Bologna cycles. EURASHE represents universities of applied sciences... Read more