Peer-learning activity within the Peer Support Group on QA organized by the Bologna Follow – up Group

Between 15th and 17th of January 2020 took place in Belgium, at Ghent University, the Management meeting and the Peer-learning activity within the Effective involvement of stakeholders in external quality assurance activities (ESQA) project. The Peer-learning activity was held within the third Meeting of the Peer Support Group on QA organized by the Bologna Follow – up Group.

The five QA agencies members in the consortium presented their own experience in what it concerns involvement of stakeholders in QA activities: Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS), The Danish Accreditation Institution (DAI), High Council for the Evaluation of Research and Higher education (HCERES) from France, National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and Research (ANACEC) from Republic of Moldova and National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (NEAA) from Bulgaria.

Within the peer-learning activity, ENQA representative held also a presentation of the draft Study related to stakeholders’ involvement in quality assurance activities at European Higher Education Area member countries level.

Therefore, all participants could learn from the European level experience, procedures and examples of best practices, presented in the Study. They had the opportunity to ask questions in order to further clarify different aspects of the study, as being of interest for their own activities and, also, to suggest topics that haven’t been tackled by the study yet.

Some of the members of Group C shared their own examples of challenges and successes. They discussed upon the situation in their country regarding the stakeholders’ involvement in EQA and how they approach every category of stakeholders’.

As soon will start the development of the Guideline on involvement of stakeholders, the main deliverable of the project, group C members were asked to express their needs in what it concerns a more efficient involvement of stakeholders’ in their quality assurance procedures, so that those topics to be included.

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