TEAM I – Transparent European Accreditation decisions & Mutual recognition agreements

EURASHE is in the stakeholders’ group of  the TEAM I project on Transparent European Accreditation decisions & Mutual recognition agreements.

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The project builds on the recommendation by the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament. They recommended the member states to “promote cooperation between agencies in order to build up mutual trust and the recognition of quality assurance and accreditation assessments, thus contributing to the recognition of qualifications for the purpose of study or work in another country”. In addition, the implementation of the Information Tool will help to “ensure public access to the assessments made by the quality assurance or accreditation agencies listed in the European Register”.

The European ministers responsible for higher education stated in their Berlin Communiqué of 19 September 2003 that the quality of higher education has proven to be at the heart of the setting up of a European Higher Education Area. The ENIC and NARIC Networks stated in their Strasbourg Statement of 8 June 2004 that the improved recognition of European qualifications is intimately linked to improved and transparent quality assurance and this through cooperation between national systems based on a common understanding of goals, procedures and methods.

Following are documents in EURASHE’s library that are related to the project:

Following are the partners of the project, EURASHE is in the stakeholders’ group:

  • Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO)- The Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders NVAO was established by the Dutch and Flemish governments as an independent accreditation organisation tasked with providing an expert and objective assessment of the... Read more
  • Agency for Quality Assurance through Accreditation of Study Programmes (AQAS)- AQAS – Agency for Quality Assurance – is an independent non-profit organisation, supported by more than 80 member institutions, both higher education institutions (HEIs) and academic associations. AQAS was founded... Read more
  • Akkreditierungsagentur im Bereich Gesundheit und Soziales (AHPGS)- The Accreditation Agency in Health and Social Sciences (AHPGS) was founded in the pursuit for an enhanced quality standard in teaching and learning in higher education. By implementing accreditation and... Read more
  • Austrian Accreditation Council (ÖAR)- The Austrian Accreditation Council (Österreichischer Akkreditierungsrat, ÖAR) evaluates, accredits and regulates the private higher education institutions offering university education in Austria. (The ÖAR was disolved in 2012).
  • Commission des Titres d’Ingénieurs (CTI)- CTI (Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur) is an independent body fully involved in the development of the European Higher Education Area, established by the French law in 1934. Its missions are respectively :... Read more
  • Fachhochschulrat (FHR)- Established in 1993, the Fachhochschule Council (Fachhochschulrat Österreich, FHR) is the public authority responsible for external quality assurance, accreditation and evaluation in the FH sector in Austria. (The FHR was... Read more
  • Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA)- FIBAA is a European, internationally oriented agency for quality assurance and quality development in higher education. We see ourselves as a partner for Higher Education Institutions and comparable education providers.... Read more
  • German Accreditation Council (GAC)- The Accreditation Council has the statutory task of organising the system of quality assurance in learning and teaching through accreditation. Its main purpose is to contribute to the development in... Read more
  • National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA)- The National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain, ANECA, is a Foundation whose aim is to provide external quality assurance for the Spanish Higher Education System and to... Read more
  • Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT)- NOKUT conducts its quality assurance activities related to higher education in accordance with European standards. This was recently stated by the Board of ENQA, the European Association of Quality Assurance... Read more
  • Polish Accreditation Committee (PKA)- The Polish Accreditation Committee (PKA) was established on 1 January 2002 pursuant to art. 38, clause 1 of the Law on Higher Education of 12 September 1990 (OJ No. 65,... Read more
  • Swiss Center of Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education (OAQ)- The Swiss Center of Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education (OAQ) assures and promotes the quality of teaching and research at universities in Switzerland. It is independent, uses internationally... Read more
  • Zentrale Evaluations- und Akkreditierungsagentur (ZEvA)- Evaluation and accreditation in teaching and learning, higher education governance and management are ZEvA’s main fields of activity. Since 1995, we have also been active in the field of quality... 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