Work programme 2012-2015
2nd EQAR Members' Dialogue
The Members' Dialogue will be hosted by the Romanian Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI).
UEFISCDI will also be organising an open Mutual Learning Workshop on the effectiveness and adequacy of internal quality assurance systems in Romanian higher education institutions in conjunction with the Members' Dialogue, which will take place in the afternoon of Wednesday, 10 October 2012 and to which EQAR members are cordially invited.
The Executive Board will be preparing a first draft for discussion at the Members' Dialogue. The intention is to then prepare a more elaborate draft, based on the October discussions, for further discussion and adoption by the General Assembly in March 2013.
The Members' Dialogue will also include a session dedicated to consulting members on proposals for a revision of the EQAR Procedures for Applications.
Developing a strategic Plan for EQAR
EQAR organised the second Members’ Dialogue on 11/12 October 2012 in Bucharest, Romania. The event was hosted by the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding in Romania (UEFISCDI) and gathered approximately 50 representatives of EQAR governmental members, European stakeholder organisations and EQAR committee members.
The programme of the 2012 Members’ Dialogue centred around the strategic priorities, adopted by the General Assembly on 20 March 2012 as part of EQAR’s follow-up of the external evaluation in 2011. In a mix of plenary and working group sessions, members discussed recent policy developments regarding quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and EQAR’s future activities in relation to the strategic priorities.
The discussions at the Members’ Dialogue formed the basis for EQAR’s Strategic Plan 2013 – 2017, which defines two strategic goals:
- International Trust and Recognition of Registered QA Agencies
- Enhanced Transparency and Information Provision