In the previous years a lot of work has been done on both European and national level to improve the quality assurance in higher education, such as:
- The creation of the European Association for quality Assurance for Higher Education (ENQA) in 2000. The ENQA spreads information, experiences and good practices in the area of quality assurance in higher education among European quality assurance organisations, governments and higher education institutes.
- Adoption by the ministerial convention in the context of the Bologna process in Bergen, Norway (2005) of standards and guidelines for good quality assurance in Europe.
- A European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR) with all quality assurance organisations that comply with the standards and guidelines during the ministerial convention in the context of the Bologna process in London (2007). The register is controlled by the E-4: ENQA, the European University Association (EUA), European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE) and the European Students Union (ESU.
Website: European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education
Website: European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education