In the autumn of 2012, EUA launched a new project in the Western Balkans entitled 'Empowering Universities to fulfil their responsibility for Quality Assurance' (EUREQA).
EUA has a long-term record in working on QA in Europe and it has worked with its members in developing their internal QA systems through a variety of activities.
While many of these activities have been co-funded by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme, the participation in such activities has been limited to universities from the LLP-eligible countries. Consequently, universities in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo† have not yet been able to take full advantage of these activities.
Considering this background, the EUREQA project aims to share with the universities from these countries the considerable experience and knowledge of EUA and the universities in the EU member states in developing efficient internal QA systems adapted to different national and institutional contexts.
† This designation is without prejudice to position on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.