Resources for supporting quality assurance practitioners have been made available through the EQUIP project (Enhancing quality through innovative policy and practice). The EUREQA project coordinator, EUA, is a partner in the EQUIP project, which has offered three workshop and two webinars, as well as two publications.
The five events brought together representatives from higher education institutions and QA agencies, as well as students and voices from the labour market to explore the consequences of the introduction of the 2015 version of the Standards and guidelines for quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG). The events provided opportunities to discuss and share good practices on topics such as student-centred learning, the review and monitoring of programmes and connecting internal and external QA. All materials from the events, as well as recordings of the webinars, are available on the project website.
To support stakeholders in the transition from the previous ESG (introduced in 2005) to the current version, the project consortium has also published a comparative analysis explaining the changes and the reasons behind them.
The project continues to collect evidence on the challenges faced in meeting the expectations set out by the ESG and practical examples of how these issues are approached in different contexts throughout Europe. The project partners invite all stakeholders to submit examples of good practice through the open call on the EQUIP website.
In the second phase of activities, the project will run focus groups to examine in more depth possible solutions to these challenges. All the information gathered through the project will contribute towards a study and recommendations to be published at the end of 2017.