ImpEA (October 2017-August 2020)

The European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes has been adopted by European Higher Education Area Ministers in Yerevan in May 2015. It is meant to be a step forward towards minimising barriers in external quality assurance of joint programmes.

The main aim of the project is to support efficient implementation of the European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes.

This aim will be achieved by successful completion of the following objectives:

  1. Identifying key obstacles in the implementation of the European Approach in the European Higher Education Area in general, and project partner countries in particular.
  2. Supporting partner QA agencies in running EA-based programme accreditation procedures in ex-ante and ex-post modes.
  3. Supporting partner higher education institutions in pursuing the external accreditation based on the EA
  4. Developing the European Approach implementation online toolkit, as a set of recommendations and proposed solutions for the policy makers, accreditation agencies and higher education institutions. The toolkit will be based on the experience gained through the project but also from other sources.

The project foresees conducting 4 (pilot) accreditation procedures based on the European Approach framework and its methodology. It should considerably increase the number of practical examples and good practices.

Based on that experience, the EA implementation toolkit will be developed. It will be an online and freely available tool and become the main and sustainable outcome of the project. It will gather all available knowledge, good practices and guidance supporting policymakers, quality assurance agencies and higher education institutions in the realisation of the main principles behind the European Approach.

The partnership is composed of 9 partners from 5 countries:

  • Polish Accreditation Committee (Poland) – project leader
  • European Consortium for Accreditation in Higher Education (The Netherlands)
  • European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (Belgium)
  • AQAS (Germany)
  • Unibasq – Agencia de Calidad del Sistema Universitario Vasco (Spain)
  • Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland)
  • University of Deusto (Spain)
  • Warsaw School of Tourism and Recreation (Poland)
  • Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg (Germany)

For more information on the ImpEA project click here.