Work programme 2009-2012
European Quality Assurance Forum - Quality and Trust: at the heart of what we do
The sixth edition of the forum, co-organised by ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE, took place in Antwerp, Belgium on 17-19 November 2011, and was hosted by the University of Antwerp and Artesis University College.
The European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) provides a unique platform for the higher education and QA communities to monitor, shape and anticipate developments in the area. The main purpose of the event is to foster a dialogue on quality assurance that bridges national boundaries and leads to a truly European discussion on QA in higher education, and to create a common European understanding of QA through a dialogue among different stakeholder groups.
Through a mix of plenary and parallel sessions, the 2011 Forum, entitled “Quality and trust: at the heart of what we do”, will combine practice-oriented discussions that will take place in the paper sessions and workshops with presentations of current policy developments in QA. Forum participants usually consider this event as an opportunity for professional development and updating their knowledge.
The 2011 Forum will aim to explore:
- The purposes and essence of both internal and external QA, and
- How QA can be further developed to serve these purposes better.
More specifically, the Forum plenary sessions will reaffirm that improving the quality of provision should remain the essential focus of QA, thus leading to trust-building among the stakeholders.
The European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) provides a platform for discussion, professional development and exchange of experiences among the main stakeholders in quality assurance (QA).