Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What kind of association is 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.


2. When and where was it founded?

EURASHE was founded in 1990 in Patras (Greece).


3. What is the structure of EURASHE?

EURASHE’s bodies are the General Assembly, the Board, the Committee for Strategic Advice, the Working Groups and the Secretariat. The work of the association is supported by the Secretariat. More on EURASHE’s structure can be found here.


4. Who are EURASHE’s interlocutors?

EURASHE as a main stakeholder in higher education policy on the European level is invited to participate in different experts, advisory and stakeholder groups, hearings or event organised by the European and international institutions, agencies or foundations. Learn more about our interlocutors here.


5. Who are EURASHE’s partners?

EURASHE has been establishing close links with other stakeholders in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) stimulating cooperation between the institutions within and outside the EHEA and fostering cooperation in higher education in general. More information on our partners here.


6. Who are EURASHE’s members?

Members of EURASHE are universities 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. More information on our members here.


7. Who are the EURASHE members from my country?

EURASHE is represented in 40 countries within and outside the EHEA. You can consult the list of our members here.


8. Why become a member of EURASHE?

In becoming a member a national association or an institution has several benefits. A list of added values of EURASHE membership is available here.


9. What responsibilities of a member?

When joining our association a new member undersigns the EURASHE policy statements and the EURASHE working agenda in the framework of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Upon becoming a member the national associations commit themselves to spreading information about the workings and the interests of our association in their home countries, and to their members. Besides, the members of EURASHE are invited to attend the association’s General Assembly and Annual Conference, and also to liaise frequently with other members.


10. How do I become a member?

In order to become a member you have to send the application form to the Secretariat duly signed and stamped and receive on it the approval from EURASHE’s Board. More information is available here.


11. What is the membership fee?

The membership fee is based on the categories of members (i.e. full, associate or affiliate member), national wealth and the number of members an association has. More information is available here.


12. What does EURASHE do?

EURASHE focuses primarily on policy development and on higher education projects and research with emphasis on its professionally-orientated segments. The association has working groups engaged in the development of policies on key issues for professional higher education. Furthermore, it organises Annual Conferences, thematic seminars and tailored-made events for its members.


13. How does EURASHE contribute to the development of the EHEA?

EURASHE is a key player in the higher education field: it is an official consultative partner to the Bologna Process since 2001 and in particular a consultative member of the Bologna Follow-Up Group (BFUG) and member of the E4-Group, a partnership of European associations involved in quality assurance activities (ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE).


14. What is EURASHE’s policy focus?

EURASHE is engaged in the development of policies on key issues for professional higher education in the areas linked to the Mission of Professional Higher Education, Quality of Higher Education, Modernising of Professional Higher Education within a diversified Higher Education, and Research, Development and Innovation.


15. What is the purpose of the working groups?

The purpose of the working groups is to systematically lead research on our priority topics, analyse the current situation of higher education, actively develop and formulate policy positions on their area of expertise and to represent and further promote policy on behalf of professional higher education.


16. Does EURASHE produce any publications?

EURASHE’s concern for the interests of our diverse membership (higher education institutions, national and sectorial associations for higher education, stakeholder organisations) is reflected in our policy statements and other documents dealing with the position of professional higher education.


17. What are the latest policy statements?

Our latest policy statements, including our policy papers, are available in our library here.


18. How can I get involved in EURASHE’s activities?

We believe that the participation of our members in the construction of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) is an enrichment for the process. As a member you will be able to attend the General Assembly, there you can vote for and be voted in the Board of the association. You can also directly participate in the development of policies on key issues for professional higher education by joining our working groups.


19. What kind of events does EURASHE organise?

Every year EURASHE organises an Annual Conference and several seminars. These events contribute to the professional development of our member institutions, and are therefore important for European professional higher education. They attract an interesting mix of delegates from the education community across Europe and beyond. Discover which events we organised and what will be our next commitments by exploring our calendar here.


20. How can I attend EURASHE’s events?

All the events organised or related to EURASHE are advertised on this website. You can register directly via our website. View our latest and upcoming events here.


21. Is EURASHE involved in any European projects?

EURASHE develops and is involved in innovative and hands-on projects in response to the challenges facing European higher education. EURASHE’s involvement in projects is detailed here.


22. I am interested in receiving regular information on EURASHE, how can I do that?

If you wish to receive regular information on our association you can subscribe to our newsletter here. You can also be in touch with us by regularly visiting our website or on social media.


23. Where are the EURASHE offices located and how can I contact the association?

The Secretariat is located at Ravensteingalerij 27/3, 1000 Brussels, Belgium. In order to contact EURASHE you can write us via post, via email ( or call us at 0032 2 211 41 97.


24. Who works at the Secretariat?

The Secretariat is composed by the Secretary General of the association and a professional staff. Learn more on the current composition here.