The work plan 2020 translates ENQA’s strategic plan 2016-2020 into short-term action for the year 2020 and it takes forward work started 2018-2019.
The implementation of the work plan will draw on both human and financial resources; the work plan is thus closely linked to the Budget. The draft of ENQA‘s work plan 2020 is based on a budget that anticipates no change in the membership fee and the EU grant for Civil Society Cooperation (the “operating grant”).
ENQA Board drafted the work plan 2020 considering the strategic plan 2016-2020 and feedback from members throughout the year.
In addition to its regular activities such as information provision, membership and statutory activities, representation of ENQA at international events, participation in the management of EQAR, and participation in the EHEA policy making processes, in 2020 ENQA will specifically focus on the following areas of work:
- Development of quality assurance within the EHEA/Bologna Process, including preparatory work for the Rome Ministerial Conference 2020; preparation of a joint E4 conference on QA in the EHEA on that same occasion; participation in specific Bologna Process implementation projects (on stakeholder involvement, on the future of quality assurance in Europe, on QA of the European University Networks, on a European framework for microcredentials, and specific support to QA agencies not yet in compliance with the ESG).
- Revision of the guidelines, methodology, tools and other elements of the ENQA Agency Review process based on the outcomes of the external review (including the self-assessment). ENQA Secretariat and Board will analyse and evaluate changes needed to its ENQA Agency Reviews and will start implementing those changes.
- Professionalisation of QA and staff at QA agencies (ENQA Leadership programme; webinars on topics highlighted by the members; member-led working groups on specific topics).
- Quality assurance capacity building beyond Europe, in particular in the ASEAN region (the SHARE project), in Africa (the HAQAA initiative), and in Latin America (EQUAM-LA).
Importantly, 2020 will mark the 20th anniversary of ENQA. Two specific activities are planned to mark this occasion: 1) a celebratory seminar open to HE stakeholders in conjunction with the ENQA GA in October 2020, in Brussels; and 2) an anniversary publication.
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