The Bologna Process introduced the European Standards and Guidelines (ESG) and the European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR) as its equivalent for quality assurance in Europe. The objective is to have a common methodological base for quality assurance in Europe (ESG) and to allow quality assurance agencies to operate throughout Europe (EQAR). The foundation of the ESG was a step towards a pan-European Quality Assurances market. But most countries still have a national quality assurance system that is implemented by one or several national agencies and involves mostly national experts. The presentation about the case of Lithuania will introduce a different situation and highlight benefits of involvement of international peers into external quality assurance in Lithuania both at institutional as well as study programme level. The second part of the presentation will be devoted for cross-border quality assurance and will provide some examples of pan-European Quality Assurance.
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