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.

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The project responds to the need to map the implementation and application of the ESG, after a five years’ experience in the implementation of the ESG. The partners of this project are the higher education stakeholders known as the ‘E4 Group’. The main outcome of the project is a survey based report on how the ESG have been implemented in the EHEA. This provides recommendations on how their application could be improved, and whether there is a need for a revision of the ESG. The joint E4 report is finalised and has been presented at the BFUG meeting on the 17th January 2012 in Copenhagen. In the first part of 2012 EURASHE will organize a workshops in order to present EURASHE’s individual report for our members and stakeholders, based on the internal ESG consultation.
Following are EURASHE news items related to the project:

  • EURASHE Report on the Implementation of the ESG for QA in HEIs 24/10/2012 - In 2010, five years after the adoption of the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the EHEA (ESG) by the European Ministers of Education in Bergen (2005), in cooperation... Read more
  • MAP-ESG launch conference in Copenhagen 25/1/2012 - ENQA, in collaboration with EUA, EURASHE and ESU organised a launch conference of the report Mapping the implementation and application of the ESG in the EHEA. The conference, which was held in... Read more
  • Following are events related to the project:

    MAP-ESG Launch Conference on Mapping the implementation and application of the ESG in the EHEA
    Copenhagen (Denmark), 17 Jan 2012,
    MAP-ESG 3rd Steering Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 7 Sep 2011 - 8 Sep 2011,
    MAP-ESG 2nd Steering Group meeting
    Brussels (Belgium), 13 Jul 2011,
    Following are the partners of the project:

  • 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 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
  • 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
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    Following are some of the experts involved in the project:

  • Stefan Delplace - Stefan Delplace became the Secretary General of EURASHE in 2004, a position he occupied until 2014. He represented in the Bologna Follow-Up Group and several of its working and coordination... Read more
  • Achim Hopbach - Achim Hopbach holds a PhD in History and has been working in higher education since 1997. Before taking his current post as Managing Director of the Austrian Quality Assurance Agency... Read more
  • Maria Kelo - Maria Kelo is the Director of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA). Together with the Association’s President she represents ENQA in the E4 group and in... Read more
  • Andreas G. Orphanides - Professor Andreas G. Orphanides has been President of EURASHE and of EQAR as well as a consultative member of both BFUG Board and BFUG, and a member of the E4-Group.... Read more