Launching of the ImpEA project

“Facilitating implementation of the European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes – ImpEA” project has been officially launched on 22nd of November 2017 in Warsaw. The kick-off meeting gathered representatives of all project’s partners and associated partner. About project consortium The partnership is composed of 9 partners from 5 countries: Polish Accreditation Committee (Poland) […]

Outcomes Peer Learning Activity on the European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes

On 5-6 October 2017, the Erasmus+ National Agency, Nuffic, The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, and NVAO organised an international Peer Learning Activity (PLA) on the new European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes. This European Approach makes it possible for international joint and double/multiple degree programmes to undergo one single accreditation […]

ECA Trainings in 2017

Some forty participants from a dozen countries followed three ECA trainings in 2017: Two trainings on Assessing Internationalisation were organised on 28-29 June and 6-7 September in The Hague. The trainings were facilitated by Maciej Markowski (PKA) and Dagmar Provijn (NVAO). The training prepared participants for the assessment of internationalisation in the framework of the […]

First accreditation of joint programme with European Approach

The bachelor’s programme International Teacher Education for Primary Schools (ITEps) provided by Stenden University of Applied Sciences is the first joint programme accredited according to the European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes. This joint programme has been accredited by NVAO, click here for the accreditation decision and panel report. For the presentation at the […]

Joint programmes experts trained in Vienna

Thirteen participants from nine countries followed the ECA training “Assessing Joint Programmes” in Vienna. The training focused especially on the European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes as adopted by the EHEA Ministers in Yerevan in May 2015. As a case study the first accreditation of a joint programme by NVAO following the European Approach […]

CEENQA publishes Newsletter

The Central and Eastern European Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (CEENQA) has published its latest newsletter. The newsletter highlights topics such as the upcoming CEENQA Annual Workshop in Cracow on 13-14 May 2016 and the projects that CEENQA is involved in. ECA’s trainings on internationalisation and joint programmes are also mentioned. CEENQA […]

Joint Quality Initiative: The Origin of the Dublin Descriptors

As the Bologna Process moves forward with new Communiques, reports and actions taken we should remember that sometimes significant progress is made by a small group which then evolves into something bigger. A good example is the Joint Quality Initiative (JQI) which made an essential contribution to including quality assurance and qualifications frameworks in the […]

ECA and NVAO organised successful seminar on QA of joint programmes

            On 3 December 2015 ECA and NVAO organised the Seminar “National Implementation of the European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes”. More than 100 representatives of higher education institutions, joint programmes coordinators, QA agencies, governments and other stakeholders were present. The European approach for accreditation of joint programmes that was […]