Official documents


Use and Interpretation of the ESG

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.

Merger Policy

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.

Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct serves as a reference for EQAR committee members and staff in exercising their functions.


Complaints Policy

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.


Appeals Procedure

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.

Procedures for Applications

The binding regulations for applications are laid down in the EQAR Procedures for Applications.


EHEA documents

The Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG) serve as criteria for inclusion on the Register.

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.