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Full title
Council Recommendation (EC) No 561/98 of 24 September 1998 on European cooperation in quality assurance in higher education

Abstract
The Council of the European Union calls on the Member States to introduce quality assessment and quality assurance mechanisms into their higher education systems and to promote cooperation between the authorities responsible for quality assurance in higher education.

Authors: The Council of the European Union


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Recommendation 98/561/ΕC of 24 September 1998 (OJ L 270 of 7.10.1998). Download



In this recommendation, the Council of the European Union recommends to Member States that they establish transparent quality assessment and quality assurance systems in the field of higher education..

The aim of quality assurance is presented as to safeguard and improve the quality of higher education while taking due account of national conditions, the European dimension and international requirements.

According to the Council, the systems of quality assessment and quality assurance must be based on the following principles:

  • autonomy and independence of the bodies responsible for quality assessment and quality assurance;
  • relating evaluation procedures to the way institutions see themselves;
  • internal (self-reflective) and external (experts' appraisals) assessment;
  • involvement of all the players (teaching staff, administrators, students, alumni, social partners, professional associations, inclusion of foreign experts);
  • publication of evaluation reports.

In addition, the Council recommends Member States to promote cooperation between the authorities responsible for evaluating quality in higher education and encourage their networking. This was a call to establish the European Network for Quality Assurance in higher education, now ENQA.


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