EQAF has been co-organised by ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE since 2006 and provides a unique platform for the higher education and quality assurance (QA) communities to monitor, shape and anticipate developments in the field. The main purpose of the Forum is to foster a dialogue on QA that bridges national boundaries and leads to a truly European discussion on QA in higher education, and to create a common European understanding of QA through discussions and networking among different stakeholder groups.
The 2016 EQAF, entitled “Quality in context – embedding improvement“, will be hosted by the Slovenian Student Union and the University of Ljubljana. Through a mix of plenary and parallel sessions, the Forum will combine presentations of current developments in QA with practice-oriented and research-based discussions that will take place in paper sessions and workshops. Specifically, EQAF 2016 will examine the different disciplinary, institutional and national contexts and cultures to which QA has to be tailored and will consider how policies and practices are adapted to respect diversity and remain fit for purpose.
The deadline for the early-bird registration fee is 3 October 2016. After this date, late registration fees will apply. However, we encourage you to register as soon as possible as capacity is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, please visit the EQAF website. Here you will also find a preliminary programme and further information about the Forum.
In addition, the call for proposals for papers and workshops is still open. The call documents are available on the Forum website and the deadline to submit contributions is 25 July 2016. This year, a selection of papers presented at the Forum will also be published in a special edition of the Journal of the European Higher Education Area, to be produced after EQAF.