E4-Group

E4-Group_logoThe E4-Group is an informal cooperation between key stakeholders of higher education involved in matters of quality assurance. It is composed of ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE.

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The E4-Group is composed of the following organisations:

  • 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
  • European University Association (EUA) - The European University Association (EUA) has over 850 members across 47 countries, making it the largest and most comprehensive organisation representing universities and national university associations in Europe. As the... Read more
  • European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE) - EURASHE is the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education that offer professionally orientated programmes and are engaged in applied research within the Bologna cycles. EURASHE represents universities of applied sciences... Read more
  • Following are EURASHE news items related to the field:

  • EQAF 2017: call for contributions 17/3/2017 - The 12th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) will take place in Riga, Latvia on 23-25 November 2017 hosted by the University of Latvia. The Forum organisers, ENQA, ESU, EUA and... Read more
  • Key Considerations for Cross-Border Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area 24/2/2017 - EURASHE in collaboration with ENQA, ESU, EUA and EQAR has published an informative document on ‘Key Considerations for Cross-Border Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area’. The development of... Read more
  • EQAF 2016: registrations open 5/7/2016 - Registrations are now open for the 11th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF), which will take place on 17-19 November 2016 in Ljubljana (Slovenia). EQAF has been co-organised by ENQA, ESU,... Read more
  • EQAF 2016: call for contributions now open 17/3/2016 - A call for contributions is now open for the 11th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF), which will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 17-19 November 2016, hosted by the Slovenian... Read more
  • EQAF marks 10th anniversary at 2015 Forum in London 4/12/2015 - The 2015 European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) was held in London, UK on 19-21 November, hosted by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) and UCL Institute of Education. Over 500 participants... Read more
  • Publication of the ESG 2015 17/11/2015 - The EQUIP project aims at supporting higher education in implementing the ESG and using them as a tool for change. The Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European... Read more
  • 10th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) – Call for Contributions! 19/3/2015 - The 10th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) titled ‘Taking stock and looking forward‘ will take place on 19-21 November 2015 in London (United Kingdom). ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE, the... Read more
  • Higher education stakeholder organisations present proposal for revised “Standards and Guidelines for quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area” (ESG) 18/3/2014 - The E4 Group (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), European Students’ Union (ESU), European University Association (EUA), European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE)), in cooperation... Read more
  • 9th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) – Call for Contributions! 27/2/2014 - The 9th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) will take place on 13-15 November 2014 in Barcelona (Spain) at the University of Barcelona. ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE, the co-organisers, have now... Read more
  • Launch of the initial proposal for the revised European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance (ESG) 17/1/2014 - On 18 March 2014, the E4-Group (ENQA, ESU, EUA, EURASHE) in cooperation with Education International, BUSINESSEUROPE and the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR), will organise a Breakfast Briefing... Read more
  • 8th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) – Registrations Open! 10/7/2013 - The registrations are open for the 8th edition of the European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF), which will take place at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, from 21 to 23 November... Read more
  • 8th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) – Call for Contributions! 24/4/2013 - We are happy to announce that the 8th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) will take place on 21-23 November 2013 at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden). Through a mix of... Read more
  • Revision Process of the ESG 7/3/2013 - ENQA, ESU, EUA, EURASHE (composing together the E4-Group) as well as Education International (EI), BUSINESSEUROPE and the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR), are the seven stakeholders’ organisations... Read more
  • 7th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) – Tallinn 22-24 November! 27/10/2012 - The EQAF is an annual event co-organised by ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE. It is the main European conference on quality assurance in higher education, which brings together all key stakeholders... Read more
  • 6th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) – Antwerp 17-19 November! 18/11/2011 - ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE organised the 6th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF), in Antwerp (Belgium) on 17-19 November 2011. The EQAF combined practice-oriented discussions with presentations on current policy... Read more
  • Following are the events related to the field:

    13th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF)
    Vienna (Austria), 15 Nov 2018 - 17 Nov 2018, n/a
    12th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF)
    Riga (Latvia), 23 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017, n/a
    E4-Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 14 Feb 2017, Michal Karpíšek, Alexandre Wipf
    EQAF Steering Committee
    Brussels (Belgium), 7 Feb 2017, Juan Carlos Hernandez Buades
    E4-Group meeting on CBQA
    Brussels (Belgium), 24 Jan 2017, Alexandre Wipf
    11th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF): Quality in context – embedding improvement
    Ljubljana (Slovenia), 17 Nov 2016 - 19 Nov 2016, Juan Carlos Hernandez Buades, Marieke Janssen, Michal Karpíšek, Alexandre Wipf
    E4-Group meeting on CBQA
    Brussels (Belgium), 27 Oct 2016, Alexandre Wipf
    E4-Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 14 Oct 2016, Alexandre Wipf
    E4-Group meeting on CBQA
    Brussels (Belgium), 28 Sep 2016, Alexandre Wipf
    E4-Group meeting on CBQA
    Brussels (Belgium), 28 Jun 2016, Alexandre Wipf
    E4-Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 22 Jun 2016, Johan Cloet, Alexandre Wipf
    E4-Group meeting on CBQA
    Brussels (Belgium), 23 May 2016, Alexandre Wipf
    E4-Group meeting on CBQA
    Brussels (Belgium), 17 Mar 2016,
    E4-Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 15 Feb 2016,
    E4-Group meeting on CBQA
    Brussels (Belgium), 9 Feb 2016,
    E4-Group meeting on CBQA
    Brussels (Belgium), 8 Dec 2015,
    10th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF): Taking stock and looking forward
    London (United Kingdom), 19 Nov 2015 - 21 Nov 2015,
    E4-Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 14 Sep 2015,
    Meeting E4-Group/European Commission
    Brussels (Belgium), 17 Jun 2015,
    E4-Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 8 Jun 2015,
    E4-Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 10 Feb 2015,
    EQAF Steering Committee
    Barcelona (Spain), 13 Nov 2014,
    9th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF): Changing education – QA and the shift from teaching to learning
    Barcelona (Spain), 13 Nov 2014 - 15 Nov 2014,
    E4-Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 28 Oct 2014,
    ESG revision process meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 25 Jun 2014,
    E4-Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 25 Jun 2014,
    Launch of the initial proposal for the revised European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance (ESG)
    Brussels (Belgium), 18 Mar 2014,
    EQAF Steering Committee
    Brussels (Belgium), 17 Feb 2014,
    ESG revision process meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 7 Feb 2014,
    E4-Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 6 Feb 2014,
    ESG revision process Drafting Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 9 Jan 2014,
    ESG revision process Steering Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 8 Jan 2014,
    E4-Group meeting
    Gothenburg (Sweden), 22 Nov 2013,
    8th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF): Working together to take quality forward
    Gothenburg (Sweden), 21 Nov 2013 - 23 Nov 2013,
    ESG revision process Steering Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 16 Oct 2013,
    ESG revision process Drafting Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 1 Oct 2013,
    E4-Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 30 Sep 2013,
    ESG revision process Steering Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 2 Sep 2013,
    ESG revision process Steering Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 24 Jun 2013,
    E4-Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 13 Jun 2013,
    ESG revision process Drafting Group meeting
    Dublin (Ireland), 7 Jun 2013,
    ESG revision process Steering Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 18 Apr 2013,
    ESG revision process Drafting Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 4 Apr 2013,
    EQAF Steering Committee
    Brussels (Belgium), 4 Mar 2013,
    ESG revision process Steering Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 22 Feb 2013,
    E4-Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 15 Feb 2013,
    ESG revision process Steering Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 11 Dec 2012,
    E4-Group meeting
    Tallinn (Estonia), 23 Nov 2012,
    EQAF Steering Committee
    Tallinn (Estonia), 22 Nov 2012,
    7th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF): How does quality assurance make a difference?
    Tallinn (Estonia), 22 Nov 2012 - 24 Nov 2012,
    ESG revision process Drafting Group meeting
    London (United Kingdom), 15 Oct 2012,
    ESG revision process Steering Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 13 Sep 2012,
    E4-Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 13 Sep 2012,
    E4-Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 7 Jun 2012,
    E4-Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 5 Mar 2012,
    EQAF Steering Committee
    Brussels (Belgium), 2 Mar 2012,
    EQAF Task Force meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 7 Feb 2012,
    E4-Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 12 Dec 2011,
    6th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF): Quality and Trust: at the heart of what we do
    Antwerp (Belgium), 17 Nov 2011 - 19 Nov 2011,
    E4-Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 5 Sep 2011,
    E4-Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 21 Jun 2011,
    EQAF Task Force meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 14 Feb 2011,
    E4-Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 17 Jan 2011,
    5th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF): Building Bridges: Making sense of Quality Assurance in European, national and institutional contexts
    Lyon (France), 18 Nov 2010 - 20 Nov 2010,
    4th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF): Creativity and Diversity: Challenges for Quality Assurance beyond 2010
    Copenhagen (Denmark), 19 Nov 2009 - 21 Nov 2009,
    3rd European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF): Trends in Quality Assurance
    Budapest (Hungary), 20 Nov 2008 - 22 Nov 2008,
    2nd European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF): Implementing and Using Quality Assurance: Strategy and Practice
    Rome (Italy), 15 Nov 2007 - 17 Nov 2007,
    1st European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF): Embedding Quality Culture in Higher Education
    Munich (Germany), 23 Nov 2006 - 25 Nov 2006,
    Following are some of the activities conducted by the E4-Group:

  • Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG) - The Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area, also know as the European Standards and Guidelines, or ESG, have been developed in co-operation and consultation within... Read more
  • European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) - The European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) is an annual event co-organised by the E4-Group (ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE). It is the main European conference on quality assurance (QA) in... Read more
  • European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR) - The European framework for quality assurance was developed and established by the main stakeholder organisations in the field, gathered in the E4-Group: EURASHE, European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher... Read more
  • MAP-ESG – Mapping the implementation and application of the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the EHEA - EURASHE is a partner in the MAP-ESG project on Mapping the implementation and application of the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the EHEA. Underneath are further information on: