Moldovan National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and Research (ANACEC)

The Agency’s mission is to develop and promote the quality culture in vocational education, higher and continuing education, contributing to greater economic competitiveness and social cohesion in the Republic of Moldova.

The aim of the Agency is to ensure an integrated, reliable, objective and transparent system of external evaluation and accreditation of institutions and study programs in vocational education, higher and continuing education in the Republic of Moldova.

Bulgarian National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (NEAA)

The National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency is a statutory body for evaluation, accreditation and monitoring of the quality in higher education institutions and scientific organizations aiming at the enhancement of their teaching and research, as well as of their development as scientific, cultural, and innovative organizations.

The Agency monitors the ability of institutions, their main units and branches to provide good quality of education and scientific research through an internal quality assurance system.

Its mission is to encourage higher education institutions in assuring and enhancing the quality of education they offer by sustaining high academic standards and good education traditions in Bulgaria.

High Council for the evaluation of Research and Higher Education (HCERES)

Hcéres is the French public service agency responsible for the periodic evaluation of all State-contracted higher education and research institutions in France, their study programmes (bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctorate-level) and their research units. It also evaluates research bodies and groupings of institutions. Hcéres operates according to a European framework. It is recognised by ENQA and listed on the EQAR register of quality agencies. Performing several thousand evaluations throughout France every 5 years (250 institutions, 5,700study programmes, 2,800 research units, 25 groupings of institutions) according to a robust methodology defined in compliance with the European Standards and Guidelines (ESG), Hcérescapitalises on French experience by putting it to good use internationally. Hcéres proposes a wide variety of services in its specialist fields: study programmes, research, strategy, the internal organisation and management of higher education institutions, internationalisation, and quality policy. Relying on its extensive network of academic, professional, student and administrative experts, it meets the needs of international higher education stakeholders by adapting to their local contexts and requirements.

Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS)

ARACIS’ mission is to carry out the external quality evaluation of education provided by higher education institutions and by other organizations providing higher education study programs, operating in Romania, with the aim of:

  • Evaluating, according to quality criteria and standards, the capacity of education providers to fulfill the beneficiaries’ expectations;
  • Contributing to the development of an institutional culture of higher education quality;
  • Assuring the protection of direct beneficiaries of study programs at higher education level by producing and disseminating systematic, coherent and credible information, publicly accessible, about education quality;
  • Proposing to the Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research strategies and policies of permanently improving higher education quality, in close correlation with pre-university education.
 

Romanian Ministry of National Education

The mission of the Romanian Ministry of National Education is to ensure an educational environment that will ensure the harmonious development of all its beneficiaries, by promoting excellence and ensuring equal access to education.   

The vision of the Romanian Ministry of National Education is to provide all beneficiaries (preschoolers, students, students, etc.) with access to quality education, which will enable the maximum potential for each of the beneficiaries to be attained, in order to prepare them for global competitiveness. We want to ensure the recognition and guarantee of the beneficiaries’ rights to preserve, develop and express their ethnic, cultural, linguistic and religious identity.

ESQA

EURASHE is a partner in the ESQA (Effective involvement of Stakeholders in external Quality Assurance activities) project.

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The ESQA project aims to support the activity of the Peer Group C on stakeholders’ involvement in external quality assurance (EQA). It will explore various categories of stakeholder engagement and expectations stakeholders have towards EQA with the aim to make this engagement effective and diversified. Recommendations will be provided to the national authorities and QA agencies in terms of stakeholders’ involvement, regarding ways to strengthen dialogue and cooperation, as well for their effective involvement in QA processes. A Study and a Guideline on stakeholders’ involvement will be developed, and respectively peer-learning activities will be organised with the participation of the TPG C on QA members.

The consortium will mainly address the stakeholders’ involvement at the level of external quality assurance activities, aiming to find ways to deepen and make more effective their involvement at EHEA member countries level, according to ESG 2015. As external and internal quality assurance processes are interlinked, the involvement of stakeholders will be analysed in a holistic manner

Following are the partners of the project:

  • Bulgarian National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (NEAA) - The National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency is a statutory body for evaluation, accreditation and monitoring of the quality in higher education institutions and scientific organizations aiming at the enhancement of... Read more
  • European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) - The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) is a voluntary association of European quality assurance agencies and currently comprises 40 members and 49 affiliates. Its aim is... Read more
  • European Students’ Union (ESU) - The European Students’ Union (ESU) is an umbrella organisation of 47 National Unions of Students from 39 countries. The aim of ESU is to represent and promote the educational, social,... Read more
  • High Council for the evaluation of Research and Higher Education (HCERES) - Hcéres is the French public service agency responsible for the periodic evaluation of all State-contracted higher education and research institutions in France, their study programmes (bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and... Read more
  • Moldovan National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and Research (ANACEC) - The Agency’s mission is to develop and promote the quality culture in vocational education, higher and continuing education, contributing to greater economic competitiveness and social cohesion in the Republic of Moldova.... Read more
  • Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS) - ARACIS’ mission is to carry out the external quality evaluation of education provided by higher education institutions and by other organizations providing higher education study programs, operating in Romania, with... Read more
  • Romanian Ministry of National Education - The mission of the Romanian Ministry of National Education is to ensure an educational environment that will ensure the harmonious development of all its beneficiaries, by promoting excellence and ensuring... Read more
  • European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)

    The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) is a voluntary association of European quality assurance agencies and currently comprises 40 members and 49 affiliates. Its aim is to contribute significantly to the maintenance and enhancement of the quality of European higher education at a high level, and to act as a major driving force for the development of quality assurance across all the Bologna signatory countries. ENQA fulfills its mission by adhering to the principles of respect for the diversity of European higher education and for a diversity of quality assurance and enhancement approaches; the primary responsibility of HEIs for quality; and the independence of quality assurance agencies within national HE systems.

    European Students’ Union (ESU)

    The European Students’ Union (ESU) is an umbrella organisation of 47 National Unions of Students from 39 countries. The aim of ESU is to represent and promote the educational, social, economic and cultural interests of students at the European level towards all relevant bodies. For ESU it is key that change-leading quality assurance is implemented with a holistic approach according to the needs of the students. It should lead not only to ensure the delivery higher education, in whatever form of delivery, according to agreed standards but also to enhance higher education provision within the continuous improvement cycle. It is vital that all higher education stakeholders enjoy ownership over quality assurance, and thus there is a stakeholders’ close cooperation.