Membership in the Association is open to organisations which are recognised by the authorities of the respective countries as national or regional agencies in the field of quality assurance in higher education.
In its activity, the agency refers to internationally recognized standards and guidelines for quality assurance in higher education, such as the European Standards and Guidelines (ESG), INQAAHE Guidelines of Good Practice, ECA Code of Good Practice etc.
EQA processes are performed and decisions taken based on clearly established and published procedures and criteria. Generally, the methodologies should consider site visits and a transparent peer review system. Stakeholders’ involvement in EQA activities should be promoted.
The agency applies systematically procedures for internal QA or participates in external assessments that assure transparency, quality and integrity.