EQAR General Assembly held in Copenhagen – January and March 2012

EQAR’s General Assembly was held in two parts this year, in conjunction with the two BFUG meetings in Copenhagen.

On 17 January 2012 EQAR members discussed EQAR’s Strategic Priorities and Follow-Up of the External EvaluationEQAR members agreed on promoting international trust and recognition of quality assurance agencies as well as increasing transparency as the two strategic priorities. Members also agreed on recommendations to European Ministers of Higher Education with a view to the Bucharest Ministerial Conference on 26/27 April.

During the second part, on 20 March 2012, the General Assembly elected a new Executive Board for a two-year mandate and approved the nominations to the Register Committee 2012-2014.

The Register Committee reported on its work since the last General Assembly. The Report of the Register Committee will be published as part of EQAR’s Annual Report 2011 before the Bucharest Ministerial Conference.

Representatives of Turkey, who joined EQAR as Governmental Member right before the General Assembly, as well as Croatia, Latvia and Montenegro, who had become governmental members last year, were warmly welcomed at their first General Assembly.