This general policy explains how the EQAR Register Committee has used and interpreted the ESG for the European Register of quality assurance agencies. It addresses quality assurance agencies seeking inclusion on the Register and all those involved in the external review of quality assurance agencies.
- Use and Interpretation of the ESG (version 2.0 November 2017)
This policy addresses the registration status of EQAR-registered quality assurance agencies after a merger, including the conditions, requirements and timeframes for merged agencies to remain on the Register.
- Merger Policy (version 1.0 – January 2012)
The Code of Conduct serves as a reference for EQAR committee members and staff in exercising their functions.
- Code of Conduct Version 1.0 – January 2012
Individuals or organisations that have substantiated doubts whether a registered agency does comply substantially with the ESG, may address these to EQAR in line with the Complaints Policy.
- Complaints Policy Version 3.0 – January 2015
Applicants can file an appeal against decisions of the Register Committee on procedural grounds or in the case of perversity of judgment. The official rules thereof are specified in the Appeals Procedure.
- Appeals Procedure Version 1.0 – May 2008
The binding regulations for applications are laid down in the EQAR Procedures for Applications.
- Procedures for Applications Version 3.0 – June 2015
- Version 3.0 – April 2017
The Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG) serve as criteria for inclusion on the Register.
- ESG 2015 – adopted in May 2015
The European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes was adopted by ministers responsible for higher education in order to ease the external quality assurance of these programmes.
- The European Approach – adopted in May 2015