Flexible QA Fostering Transnational Interinstitutional Cooperation

EURASHE QA Community of Practice at Algebra University’s International Week

18 – 19

March 2024


Zagreb, Croatia

Existing European University alliances have experimented with creating a better link between recognition and quality assurance, and some possible solutions may emerge from such experiments that can be inspirational for others. Since the EURASHE communities of practise are tasked, among other things, to facilitate the exchange of experience, to encourage peer-to-peer dialogue and stimulate new practical solutions to existing obstacles to transnational cooperation, we would like to discuss challenges and possible solutions in relation to flexible quality assurance fostering transnational interinstitutional cooperation.

Flexibility seems to be another European buzzword with a wide range of meanings, especially when it comes to practical application in different areas. Therefore, at the upcoming meeting of a wider QA Community of Practice we would like to question the concept of flexibility in the context of transnational recognition of study periods abroad and cross-border quality assurance supporting large scale mobilities.


This event is part of the Algebra University’s International Week held on 18-22 March in Zagreb, Croatia. Visit the Algreba University website to discover the complete agenda and to register to the rest of activities. 

Preliminary Agenda


18 March | Core Group Meeting – Open only to Core Group Members
09:00 – 09:30 Registration and Welcome Coffee
09:30 – 11:00  Introduction by the co-chairs and dicussion
11:00 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 13:00 Student engagement in the QA processes
13:00 End of the Meeting
19:00 – TBD Dinner of the Core Group


19 March | Wider Community Meeting
09:30 – 10:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee
10:00 – 10:15 Introduction to the QA Wider Community of Practice Event
10:15 – 10:45 European Quality Assurance and Recognition System
10:45 – 11:15 QA for European University Alliances: regulatory perspective
11:15 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:00 QA for European University Alliances: institutional perspective
12:00 – 12:30 European University Alliance developing joint study programmes / degrees
12:30 – 13:00 Discussion
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 How much flexibility is enough? An example of a national experiment on interinstitutional flexible learning design – the Netherlands
14:30 – 15:00 Mobility windows and automatic recognition pathways: finding a path to automatic system level recognition
15:00 – 15:30 Students perspective on individual learning pathways: How individual can my individual learning be?
15:30 – 17:00 Discussion
17:00 End of the Conference