EQUIP_logoThe Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG) are the basis for quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). At their meeting in Yerevan in 2015, Bologna ministers endorsed a revised version of the ESG, which includes a number of updated and amended elements to which stakeholders will need to adapt in the near future.

The EQUIP project aims at enhancing quality in European higher education by supporting and promoting a consistent, efficient and innovative embedding of the ESG at grass-root level. The project will identify the challenges and barriers to implementation and work collaboratively with all stakeholders and policy-makers to propose, share and discuss the applicability of new solutions. The project consortium consists of many of the stakeholders who authored the new version of the ESG and are therefore well placed to implement this project due to their intense involvement in the revision.

The EQUIP project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. Erasmus plus flag


The project will:
  • Facilitate the use of the ESG through three training conferences and two webinars;
  • Identify and promote innovative ways to approach implementation of the ESG through focus groups with stakeholders;
  • Highlight changes to be made in quality assurance at various levels with a study and recommendations on implementation challenges, solutions and policy impact;
  • Put forward European-level policy recommendations to feed into the discussions leading up to the 2018 EHEA Ministerial Conference.
The resulting study ‘Enhancing quality: from policy to practice’ is available here, and the policy recommendations are available here. Further resources including publications, webinar recordings and event material can be found here.

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EUA is a partner in the EQUIP project, which will run from November 2015 until January 2018.

The EQUIP project is being coordinated by the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE) and further partners in the consortium are the European Association of Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), the European Students’ Union (ESU), the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR), Education International, the Portuguese Polytechnics Coordinating Council, and the University of Oslo.

Visit the project website: http://www.equip-project.eu/

For further information, please contact Anna Gover.

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