9th EQAF – Barcelona 2014

barcelona_1The E4-Group organised the 9th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) titled ‘Changing education – QA and the shift from teaching to learning‘ in Barcelona (Spain) on 13-15 November 2014. The official website of the event is available here. Underneath are further information on:

(Photograph: CC by-sa by tilo 2005)

Following are EURASHE news items related to the event:

  • E4-Group_logo 9th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) – Call for Contributions! 27/2/2014 - The 9th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) will take place on 13-15 November 2014 in Barcelona (Spain) at the University of Barcelona. ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE, the co-organisers, have now issued a call for contributions. This year’s edition will also include a plenary session on the results of HAPHE (Harmonising Approaches to Professional Higher Education […]
Changing education – QA and the shift from teaching to learning

barcelona_1Through a mix of plenary and parallel sessions, the 2014 EQAF, entitled ‘Changing education – QA and the shift from teaching to learning’, 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. Student-centred learning, diversified student populations and new modes of delivery have in recent years set in motion profound changes in higher education. Students are increasingly expected to be autonomous learners, and teachers to use innovative teaching methodologies and develop assessment methods that reflect this change. As a consequence, teacher-student interaction is changing, and institutional student support services need to evolve in order to facilitate a quality learning experience. This year, the Forum will explore whether and how current QA approaches are keeping up with and supporting developments in learning and teaching.


The Forum organisers, ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE, have opened a call for contributions (here) from QA practitioners in higher education institutions and quality assurance agencies, students, institutional leaders and researchers in the field. Two types of contributions are sought: papers (here) and workshops (here). The deadline to submit contributions is 25 July 2014. EURASHE members are encouraged to contribute to the 9th edition of EQAF. 

The 9th EQAF will include a plenary session discussing the results of the HAPHE project (Harmonising Approaches to Professional Higher Education in Europe) and the first outcomes of the PHExcel project (Testing the Feasibility of a Quality Label for Professional Higher Education Excellence). Both projects are coordinated by EURASHE.

Following are the practicalities of the event:


  • ENQA_logo 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 to contribute significantly to the maintenance and enhancement of the quality of European higher education at a high level, and to act as a major […]
  • ESU_logo 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, economic and cultural interests of students at the European level towards all relevant bodies. For ESU it is key that change-leading quality assurance is implemented […]
  • EUA_logo 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 voice of Europe’s universities, EUA supports and takes forward the interests of individual institutions and the higher education systems as a whole. With respect to […]
  • EURASHE_block 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 and profession-related research within the Bologna cycles. EURASHE represents univerisities of applied sciences and university colleges; other members of EURASHE are national and sectorial associations of higher education institutions, and other individual institutions, such as universities.
Following is the material of the event: