EURASHE is a proud and active member of several pan-European associations promoting the interests of Higher Education Institutions, listed below.
ALL DIGITAL is a leading pan-European association based in Brussels, representing member organisations across Europe that work to enhance digital skills and competences of all people, making them aware and capable to exploit the opportunities of digital transformation.
ALL DIGITAL is supporting its member organisations in equipping all people with digital skills, with confidence, and with a mindset that allows them to understand how digital transformation can contribute to a greener, more sustainable, inclusive, and cohesive growth of the society, as well as how digital competences can enhance their personal and professional development.
Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA)
The Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment is a global Coalition of research funding organisations, research performing organisations, national/regional assessment authorities and agencies, and other relevant organisations working together to enable systemic reform on the basis of common principles within an agreed timeframe, and to facilitate exchanges of information and mutual learning between all those willing to improve research assessment practices.
The CoARA vision is that the assessment of research, researchers and research organisations recognises the diverse outputs, practices and activities that maximise the quality and impact of research. This requires basing assessment primarily on qualitative judgement, for which peer review is central, supported by responsible use of quantitative indicators.
European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR)
EQAR is the European Higher Education Area (EHEA)’s official register of quality assurance agencies, listing those that substantially comply with the European Standards and Guidelines (ESGs).
EQAR’s vision is a coherent quality assurance framework for the EHEA in which higher education institutions have the freedom to turn to a suitable EQAR-registered agency for their external quality assurance reviews, and in which qualifications are thus universally recognised. The core values of the association are diversity, independence, transparency, and continuous quality work.
International Association of Universities (IAU)
Founded in 1950, under the auspices of UNESCO, the International Association of Universities is the leading global association of higher education institutions and organisations from around the world. It is an independent, bilingual (English and French), non-governmental, membership organization. IAU membership is open to higher education institutions (HEIs) and organisations.
As a global forum for leaders of institutions and associations, IAU convenes and connects almost 600 Members from more than 130 countries to identify, reflect and act on common priorities. It acts as the global voice of higher education to a wide range of international and inter-governmental organizations, in particular to UNESCO. Members avail of a wide range of services on a priority basis, but these extend also to other HE stakeholders, such as organisations, institutions, higher education authorities, policy and decision-makers, specialists, administrators, teachers, researchers and students.
IAU is an official partner of UNESCO (Associate status) and has been given special consultative status by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It was granted the participatory status with the Council of Europe.
Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP)
The Lifelong Learning Platform is an umbrella that gathers 44 European organisations active in the field of education, training and youth, coming from all over Europe and beyond. Currently these networks represent more than 50,000 educational institutions and associations covering all sectors of formal, non-formal and informal learning. Their members reach out to several millions of beneficiaries.
The Platform aims to voice citizens’ concerns about lifelong learning. The idea is that no one should be left out and that bridges are built across sectors to increase access to quality education for all. The Platform promotes a holistic vision of lifelong learning, “from cradle to grave”. Today the pattern school-work-retirement is no longer the norm, so it is important to make sure we help people in their life transitions. Learning is not limited to formal education: it also integrates non-formal and informal learning.
This vision is meant to ensure equity and social cohesion as well as active citizenship. The Lifelong Learning Platform believes that the objectives of education and training should not only be described in terms of employability or economic growth but also as a framework for personal development.
By bringing together actors from all sectors of education and training, the Lifelong Learning Platform creates a space to exchange innovative practices, Europe-wide. By doing so, it contributes to an increased flexibility between systems, and proposes concrete solutions to make lifelong learning a reality for all.
The Platform also strives to set up a strengthened dialogue between civil society organisations and public authorities in order to modernise our educational systems as well as to support public sector innovation.