On 4 December 2015 the ECA member agencies have welcomed the Agencia de Calidad del Sistema Universitario Vasco/ Agency for Quality of the Basque University System (Unibasq) as new member of ECA. ) Unibasq started in 2006 and is a state owned body governed by private law attached to the Basque Government’s department responsible for universities.
The object of the agency is the evaluation, accreditation and certification of quality in the Basque university system, taking into consideration its Spanish, European and international dimensions. The agency may also carry out evaluation, accreditation and certification activities at universities and higher education institutions outside the Basque Autonomous Community within the context of the European Higher Education Area, on the basis of prior agreements signed with other agencies, universities or educational authorities outside the Basque Autonomous Community.
ECA has now 16 member agencies from 11 countries.