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ENQA – European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education

The European Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) was established in 2000 to promote European cooperation in the field of ↑quality assurance. In November 2004, ENQA's General Assembly transformed the Network into the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education. "The idea for the association originates from the European Pilot Project for Evaluating Quality in Higher Education (1994-95) which demonstrated the value of sharing and developing experience in the area of quality assurance. Subsequently, the idea was given momentum by the Recommendation of the European Council (EC) (98/561/EC of 24 September 1998) on European co-operation in quality assurance in higher education and by the Bologna Declaration of 1999."[1] As an important actor in the ↑Bologna Process, ENQA proposed ↑standards and guidelines for quality assurance in its report for the Bergen Conference (2005).[2] The European Ministers adopted them in Bergen and will look for progress with regard to their implementation. ENQA is a consultative member of the ↑Bologna Follow-Up Group (BFUG).[3]
Related terms:
↑Accreditation body; ↑Peer review

[1] URL: http://www.enqa.eu (13.5.2006).

[2] Cf. Standards.

[3] Cf. Bergen, pp. 3-6.

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