The 9th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) took place from 13 to 15 November 2014 at the University of Barcelona, with over 450 participants in attendance, including representatives of EUREQA project partners. Under the theme of ‘Changing education – QA and the shift from teaching to learning’, a range of trends and challenges were discussed during the Forum, including the move towards student-centred learning; the importance of pedagogical training; opportunities and challenges created by technological advances, and the recognition of non-formal learning.
The third EUREQA training workshop was hosted by the University of Banja Luka in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 4-5 September. Over 40 representatives from partner institutions in the Western Balkans and the EU gathered to explore and discuss the tools and methodologies for collecting feedback on teaching and learning.
The EUA publication, ‘Examining Quality Culture’ (parts II and III) has been translated into Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian in the context of the EUREQA project. They are now available to download from the EUREQA website.
EUREQA project coordinator, EUA, was represented by Tia Loukkola at the experts’ seminar on ‘Implementing Quality Assurance within Higher Education Institutions in the Tempus Partner Countries’ on 12-13 June 2014 in Zagreb, Croatia.
Over the course of spring 2014 a series of study visits took place as part of the EUREQA project. Representatives of the eight partner institutions in the Western Balkans visited their colleagues in EU partner universities to learn about how they organise their internal quality assurance and to consider how these methods might be adapted and applied to their own institutions.