ECA member agency NVAO (Accreditation Agency of The Netherlands and Flanders) has published its annual report for 2016 under the title “New Ways”.
In 2016 , NVAO focused on the development of the route it is to take over the 2017-2020 period. As requested by the Committee of Ministers, it outlined a new vision for the organisation’s future with associated organisational changes. In this new strategy, it was inspired by developments in the Netherlands and Flanders that NVAO has helped substantiate in recent years, such as the evaluation of the organisation in 2013, the institutional review pilot in Flanders in the 2015-2017 period, and the new Dutch assessment framework in 2016. All this in addition to the pioneering work conducted in the area of joint degrees and the mutual recognition of accreditations internationally, and the design of a self-evaluation process in preparation for the external review in 2017.
NVAO’s summary of the annual report 2016 and its strategy for 2017-2020 can be downloaded below: