Quality Assurance Community of Practice (QACoP)

Quality Assurance lies at the heart of the European Higher Education Area, providing the basis for mobility and international cooperation. Much has been achieved over recent years but there are also many open issues on the table. In particular, a lot has changed since the last version of the European Standard and Guidelines (ESGs) was published in 2015, in particular a move to online and hybrid learning. There are also calls to increase the scope of the ESGs as well as develop an EU-level policy in Quality Assurance. Furthermore, quality assurance overlaps with the issue of assessment which impacts student choices and public funding.

Within all these discussions, EURASHE wants to ensure that the voice of professional higher education is heard, considering its specific objectives and methods. Our Community of Practice will help you understand the issues at stake and how to increase quality in your institution, ensuring it is fit for purpose in the rapidly changing world of higher education. Joining the first meeting of the relaunched community will also give you the chance to shape its future development.


Oct 2022

Namur (Belgium) 


HENALLUX Paramedical Department  |  Rue Louis Loiseau, 39 – 5000 Namur

9:00-9:30 Coffee and reception
9:30-10:00 Welcome and general overview
10:00-11:00 Context setting with Renaud MAES, PhD author, researcher and teacher at ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:00 Engaging students as quality-leaders: How to work with them and not only for them? Issues and practices at Hénallux – Explained by students at Henallux
12:00-12:45 Visit of the NASIM center



Château de Namur  |  Av. de l’Ermitage, 1 – 5000 Namur

12:45-14:00 Transfer and lunch at the Château de Namur
14:00-15:00 Workshop #1 – Role of students in quality assurance lead by HENALLUX
15:00-16:00 Workshop #2The specific characteristics of applied higher education in quality assurance by EURASHE 
16:00-16:30 Main conclusions from the Workshops 
16:30 -16:50 Coffee Break 
16:50-17:30 Future steps of the Community of Practice 
17:3019:00 Network Reception


Practical Information

*There will only be 50 places available to participate in the Community of Practice. EURASHE members will be prioritised, and we will select based on the type of institutions and geographical balance. 

*Registrations will close on the 5th of October

*There is no participation fee, but participants will need to cover their own costs. 


Hotel recommandations

Grand Hôtel de Flandre *** – Place de la Station 14, 5000 Namur

Château de Namur **** – Avenue de l’Ermitage 1, 5000 Namur

Ibis Namur Centre *** – Rue du Premier Lanciers 10, 5000 Namur

Hôtel les Tanneurs **** – Rue des Tanneries 13, 5000 Namur

Transport to and in Namur
From Charleroi to Zaventem airport or to Charleroi Airport

With private transportation, for example, [email protected] (Mr Genot 0496 82 87 87) or Door2Gate by Flibco 

By train see website/app of the SNCB

In Namur 

Namur is a small city where you can reach almost any part by walking.

By bus see website of the TEC 

For any further questions, please contact us at [email protected]