ENQA Agency Reviews: 13th Training of Reviewers

Cologne, Germany

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About the event

The 13th ENQA Training of Agency Reviewers will take place in Cologne, Germany, on 9-10 February 2021 and will be hosted by the Agency for Quality Assurance through Accreditation of Study Programmes (AQAS). Taking place over two half-days, the programme anticipates to begin at 12:30 on Tuesday, 9 February and conclude on Wednesday, 10 February at 16:30.

Based on the lessons learned, feedback, and materials from completed reviews, the training sessions will provide the reviewers with the necessary knowledge and guidance on the use of the Standards and guidelines for quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG 2015), on the ENQA Agency Review process, and on compliance assessment. In addition, the future panel members will be briefed on the expectations of the ENQA Board on the reviews and the related reports, and provide a forum to discuss the way in which ENQA understands the requirements of the ESG for QA agencies.

In order to ensure that the agency reviews are rigorous, fair, transparent, and consistent, training is obligatory for all potential ENQA reviewers, independent of the organisation that has nominated them (ENQA, ESU, EUA, EURASHE, or Business Europe). Only reviewers who have attended an ENQA reviewer training session are included in the ENQA pool of trained experts and may be appointed to panels of ENQA Agency Reviews.

It is expected that after attending the training, participants will have sufficient knowledge of the ESG 2015 and the review process so as to integrate as a fully operational panel member. This includes:

  • A common understanding of the interpretation and operationalisation needed for conducting a high quality review, as demonstrated by a clear and well formulated review report.
  • A good understanding of the different stages of the review process and the panel members’ specific roles in each one of them.
  • Awareness of some of the complex issues that can arise during reviews.


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Please note that registration is open by invitation only and subject to confirmation and thus you should not book your travel or accommodation before receiving an email confirmation from the ENQA Secretariat. If you do not receive confirmation within three working days from your registration, please email us at secretariat@enqa.eu.