ENQA Newsletter Issue 27 - June 2019
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Message from the President
Christoph Grolimund

Dear colleagues,
With this edition of the ENQA newsletter, I am pleased to present an abundance of interesting summer reading. To name a few, the LIREQA project has produced recommendations on integrating academic recognition and quality assurance, the Quality Audit Network has published a report on trends in quality audit, and the recent OECD publication looks at benchmarking higher education system performance. ENQA’s 2018 Annual report is also now available online, and you may expect the Self-assessment report for ENQA Agency Reviews 2019 to be published shortly.
Registration is now open for the second ENQA Seminar for Recently Reviewed Agencies and for the 2019 EQAF. Registration for the ENQA General Assembly will open soon.
With this newsletter, I wish you a pleasant and enjoyable summer holiday.


Christoph Grolimund
President of ENQA

News from ENQA
At its April meeting, the ENQA Board granted membership to the National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement (NCEQE, Georgia). > More

EQAF 2019 registration now open, call for contributions continues
Registration for the 2019 European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) is now open. The call for contributions continues until 22 July 2019. > More
Registration is still open for the second ENQA Seminar for Recently Reviewed Agencies, hosted by A3ES in Porto, Portugal on 1-2 October 2019. > More

ENQA Board approves the Self-assessment report for ENQA Agency Reviews 2019
At its June meeting, the ENQA Board approved ENQA’s self-assessment report for the external review of ENQA Agency Reviews which will be published in the coming weeks. > More
The second ENQA webinar took place on Friday, 14 June 2019 and discussed subject-specific approaches. The presentations and webinar recording are now available online. > More
The Erasmus+ project LIREQA has published practical recommendations for quality assurance (QA) agencies, higher education institutions (HEIs) and ENIC/NARIC centres on integrating academic recognition and quality assurance. > More

Call for applications – peer support on QA in HE: staff mobility
The call for applications for staff mobility with in the Staff Mobility project is now open and will close on 31 August 2019. > More

Framework for the Quality Assurance of e-Assessment – a TeSLA publication
As part of the TeSLA project, ENQA, together with EQANIE and AQU Catalunya and with the support of external experts, developed a Framework for the Quality Assurance of e-Assessment (FQAeA). > More
News from ENQA Partners
ENQA’s fellow “E4 group members” the European University Association (EUA), European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE) and the European Students’ Union (ESU) have all had recent elections of their Boards and presidency. > More
EQAR analyses EQA activities of the registered agencies
The European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR) has been collecting information on registered agencies’ external quality assurance activities annually since 2014 and has recently published an analysis of the data. > More
News from ENQA Members and Affiliates
The Quality Audit Network (QAN) has published a study that looks at recent, current and forthcoming trends in the work of QAN member agencies in the audit space from 2013-2020.  > More
Evalag looks at Quality Management in HE and L&T in recent publications
The German agency Evalag’s Theodor Leiber has contributed to several recent publications. > More
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA, United Kingdom) has recently published a poster which outlines how quality assurance operates across the UK, taking the contexts of the different nations into account. > More
The Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (SQAA) has produced a system-wide analysis with the aim to establish a qualitative state of affairs in the Slovenian higher education and higher vocational education area in the period from 2014 to 2017. > More
The National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement (NCEQE, Georgia) has been awarded the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) Recognition Status. > More
The Bocconi University and the Italian Association for Management Development (ASFOR) have joined forces to design a quality framework to assess a new faculty development programme called Bocconi Excellence in Advanced Teaching (BEAT). > More
The Central and Eastern European Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (CEENQA) held its General Assembly in May 2019. > More
Policy Developments and projects
The European Parliament has approved the next Erasmus+ programme for years 2021-2027, an EU programme providing opportunities for education, training, young people and sport in Europe. > More
The Council of Europe and UNESCO have recently published a book that provides an overview of the implementation of the Lisbon Recognition Convention. > More
The European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education concluded their work between the years 2014-2019 in a report on their completed initiatives. > More
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has developed the OECD Indicators of Talent Attractiveness tool to capture the strengths and weaknesses of OECD countries regarding their capacity to attract and retain highly skilled workers. > More
As artificial Intelligence (AI) development strategies are set to fuel competition in public and private spheres, UNESCO is calling to build an international community with shared values on AI development and its use in education. > More
In the summer of 2014, Ukraine adopted a law on higher education which provided the establishment of the National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance (NAQA) which will begin its work in 2019. > More
The European Commission has announced the first 17 European Universities selected in the call for the European Universities Initiative. > More

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Upcoming ENQA Events  

ENQA, EUA and EQAR webinar on DEQAR: "Plugging the information gap – facilitating recognition through access to EQA results"
27 June 2019
14.00-15.00 CET
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1-2 October 2019
Porto, Portugal
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21-23 November 2019
Berlin, Germany
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Associated Events  

1-2 July 2019
Krems, Austria
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31 August 2019
Reykjavik, Iceland
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