First Workshop with European Universities organised in Rome
On 23-24 October 2019 the first Workshop with European Universities and the EUniQ project partners took place in Rome. The workshop was organised by ANVUR, ENQA and NVAO at the Rectorate building of the Sapienza University in Rome. All alliances had registered for the Workshop; this was the first time the European Universities met as a group since the announcement of the selection results.
Before the workshop the alliances had given their input by responding to a short questionnaire which is summarised in a Background paper. After the welcome addresses and overview of the project four alliances shared their perspectives on quality assurance with the participants. The workshop continued with a presentation by NVAO of the building blocks for a framework for comprehensive QA of the European Universities, followed by indepth discussions in parallel sessions. The following day the results of these discussions were presented plenary. There was agreement that the QA framework in this start-up phase of European Universities must have an enhancement focus and the four pilot evaluations of European Universities should assist the development of the internal QA system of the alliances. The pilots are a learning experience and the results should not influence the funding decisions of the European Commission. It is also important that the framework and resulting evaluation will be lean and mindful of the internal QA of the alliance, avoiding duplications and unnecessary additional work. The QA framework should take the different strategies of the alliances selected by the European Commission as a given.
The Background Paper and the presentations that were made during the workshop are published here: