The EQUIP project is organising 5 free-of-charge events on the ESG 2015 as a tool for change. They are addressed to ESG users in the EHEA to gain knowledge on the ESG directly from their authors. They include 3 physical workshops and 2 webinars organised over the first semester of 2016. They provide opportunities for hands-on training and peer learning exchange.

The 5 workshops and webinars are:

  • Webinar on 17 February 2016
  • Workshop in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on 14-15 March 2016
  • Webinar on 13 April 2016
  • Workshop in Vienna, Austria on 9-10 May 2016
  • Workshop in Lisbon, Portugal on 6-7 June 2016

 

How will external QA change as a result of the ESG 2015?

webinarFollowing the adoption of the ESG 2015 by EHEA ministers in Yerevan in May 2015, this webinar explored the status of external quality assurance (QA) in the EHEA and the challenges that quality assurance agencies may face in adapting their processes in light of the ESG 2015. The webinar brought together the representatives of European actors and quality assurance agencies to consider the new expectations and possible approaches.

The recording of the webinar is available here!

 

Speakers & presentations

Speakers:

Moderator:

  • Tia Loukkola, EUA

 

Survey

Participants in the webinar are asked to complete a short survey after the event.

The ESG as promoters of change in the European Higher Education Area – A workshop for QA practitioners

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Photograph: CC by-nc by Mariano Mantel

The workshop took place on Monday 14-Tuesday 15 March 2016, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It was hosted at the VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam.

 

Programme & speakers

Day 1 – Monday 14 March 2016

13.00 – Registrations

13.45 – Opening plenary

Welcome and introduction to the workshop, Blazhe Todorovski, Vice-Chairperson, ESU

ESG 2015: what has changed and what does it mean?, Fernando Galán, Chairperson, ESU and Member of the ESG 2015 Steering Group

The view of the stakeholders on the main challenges with the ESG 2015, Fernando Galán, ESU; Anna Gover, EUA; Paula Ranne, ENQA; Louise Hoj Larsen, Education International

Questions and answers & Introduction to breakout session 1

15.15 – Coffee break

15.45 – Breakout session 1: How to use the ESG 2015 in your context?

Group 1: QAAs, facilitated by Paula Ranne, ENQA, and Colin Tück, EQAR

Group 2: Students, facilitated by Cristi Popescu, ESU

Group 3: HEIs/HEI management, facilitated by Anna Gover, EUA, and Alexandre Wipf, EURASHE

Group 4: Academics, facilitated by Louise Hoj Larsen, Education International

17.15 – End of day 1 and reception

  

Day 2 – Tuesday 15 March 2016

09.00 – Plenary session: ESG 2015 as a tool for change

Chair: Fernando Galán, ESU

Student-centred learning, Blazhe Todorovski, ESU

Admission, progression, recognition and certification, Jenneke Lokhoff, EP Nuffic

Questions and answers & Introduction to breakout session 2

10.30 – Coffee break

11.00 – Breakout session 2: Exchange on key themes of the ESG 2015

Theme 1: Student-centred learning, facilitated by Blazhe Todorovski, ESU

Theme 2: Admission, progression, recognition and certification, facilitated by Jenneke Lokhoff, EP Nuffic

Theme 3: Role of teaching staff, facilitated by Louise Hoj Larsen, Education International

12.00 – Conclusions: looking forward

Chair: Fernando Galán, ESU

12.30 – End of workshop and light lunch

 

Material

 

Survey

Participants in the workshop are asked to complete a short survey after the event.

 

Practicalities

Map

View this map in Google Maps here.

 

Venue

VU University Amsterdam – De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is located in the south of the city. The venue is indicated by the blue star on the map above.

 

Additional information

For more information about Amsterdam, visit the www.iamsterdam.com.

What are the implications of the new focus on learning and teaching in the ESG 2015?

webinarThe ESG 2015, adopted by EHEA ministers in Yerevan in May 2015, put more emphasis on the link between institutional quality assurance and the academic quality of higher education and in this context puts the focus on student-centered learning and teaching and the need to support teachers in adopting a new approach to their work. This session explored how this focus came about, how some of the European stakeholder organisations involved preparing the ESG 2015 interpret the new standards and how this can be put into practice at higher education institutions across Europe.

The recording of the webinar is available here!

 

Programme & speakers

Speakers:

Moderator:

  • Tia Loukkola, EUA

 

Survey

Participants in the webinar are asked to complete a short survey after the event.

The ESG as promoters of change in the European Higher Education Area – A workshop for QA practitioners

Photograph: CC by by Peter Siroki

The workshop took place on Monday 9-Tuesday 10 May 2016, in Vienna, Austria. It was hosted at the Austrian Academy of Science, Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna.

 

Programme & speakers

Day 1 – Monday 9 May 2016

13.00 – Registrations

13.45 – Opening plenary

Welcome and introduction to the workshopMaria Kelo, Director, ENQA, and Achim Hopbach, Director, AQ Austria

ESG 2015: what has changed and what does it mean?Tia Loukkola, Director for Institutional Development, EUA and Member of the ESG 2015 Drafting Group

The view of the stakeholders on the main challenges with the ESG 2015, Beate Treml, ESU; Caty Duykaerts, ENQA; Andreas Keller, Education International; Alexandre Wipf, EURASHE; Andreas Neuhold, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research

Questions and answers

Introduction to breakout session 1

15.15 – Coffee break

15.45 – Breakout session 1: How to use the ESG 2015 in your context?

Group 1: QAAs, facilitated by Achim Hopbach, AQ Austria

Group 2: Students, facilitated by Beate Treml, ESU

Group 3: HEIs/HEI management and academics, facilitated by Oliver Vettori, Vienna University of Economics and Business and Andreas Keller, Education International

17.15 – End of day 1 and reception

 

Day 2 – Tuesday 10 May 2016

09.00 – Plenary session: ESG 2015 as a tool for change

Student-centred learning, Beate Treml, ESU

New modes of delivery… e-learning, Michael Gaebel, EUA

Enhancing quality of programmes – connecting IQA and EQA, Fiona Crozier, QAA

Questions and answers

Introduction to breakout session 2

10.30 – Coffee break

11.00 – Breakout session 2: Exchange on key themes of the ESG 2015

Theme 1: Student-centred learning, facilitated by Beate Treml, ESU, and Andreas Keller, Education International

Theme 2: New modes of delivery, facilitated by Michael Gaebel, EUA, and Oliver Vettori, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Theme 3: Enhancing quality of programmes – connecting IQA and EQA, facilitated by Fiona Crozier, QAA and Maria Weber, AQ Austria

12.00 – Conclusions: looking forward

Chair: Padraig Walsh, ENQA

12.30 – End of workshop and light lunch

 

Material

 

Survey

Participants in the workshop are asked to complete a short survey after the event.

 

Photographs

 

Practicalities

Map

View this map in Google Maps here.

 

Venue

Austrian Academy of Science – Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna, Austria. It is located 5 minutes by foot from Stephansplatz. The venue is indicated by the blue star on the map above.

 

Additional Information

For more information about Vienna, visit the Welcome to Vienna website.

The ESG as promoters of change in the European Higher Education Area – A workshop for QA practitioners

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Photograph: CC by-sa by Rustam Aliyev

Join higher education institutions’ leadership, management, teaching and support staff; quality assurance agency staff; policy-makers and national authorities; students and world of work representatives in our workshop on the ESG as a tool for change. Join us to learn more about the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG) directly from their authors; benefit from exchanges with peers on good practices; overcome challenges in translating the ESG into practice.

The workshop will take place on Monday 6-Tuesday 7 June 2016, in Lisbon, Portugal. It will be hosted at the Lisbon School of Nursing (ESEL), Av. D. João II, Lote 4.69.01, Parque das Nações, Lisbon.

 

Programme & speakers

Day 1 – Monday 6 June 2016

13.00 – Registrations

13.45 – Opening plenary

Welcome and introduction to the workshopStéphane Lauwick, President, EURASHE, and Joaquim Mourato, President, CCISP

ESG 2015: what has changed and what does it mean?Maria Kelo, Director, ENQA and Member of the ESG 2015 Revision Process

The view of the stakeholders on the main challenges with the ESG 2015, Eric Froment, EQAR; Maria Kelo, ENQA; Stéphane Lauwick, EURASHE; Blazhe Todorovski, ESU; Jens Vraa-Jensen, Education International; moderated by Tia Loukkola, EUA

Questions and answers

Introduction to breakout session 1

15.15 – Coffee break

15.45 – Breakout session 1: How to use the ESG 2015 in your context?

Group 1: QAAs, facilitated by Maria Kelo, ENQA

Group 2: Students, facilitated by Blazhe Todorovski and Rok Primozic, ESU

Group 3: HEIs/HEI management, facilitated by Tia Loukkola, EUA

Group 4: Academics, facilitated by Jens Vraa-Jensen and Louise Hoj Larsen, Education International

17.15 – End of day 1 and reception

 

Day 2 – Tuesday 7 June

09.00 – Plenary session: ESG 2015 as a tool for change

Student-centred learning, Jens Vraa-Jensen, Education International

Different modes of delivery: dual educationJohannes Haas, FH Joanneum

Enhancing quality of programmes – connecting IQA and EQA, Orla Lynch, QQI

Questions and answers

Introduction to breakout session 2

10.30 – Coffee break

11.00 – Breakout session 2: Exchange on key themes of the ESG 2015

Theme 1: Student-centred learning, facilitated by Jens Vraa-Jensen, Education International, and Blazhe Todorovski, ESU

Theme 2: Different modes of delivery, facilitated by Johannes Haas, FH Joanneum, and Barbara Michalk, HRK (tbc)

Theme 3: Enhancing quality of programmes – connecting IQA and EQA, facilitated by Orla Lynch, QQI, and Colin Tück, EQAR

12.00 – Conclusions: looking forward

With confrontation of views with workshop participants from outside the EHEA

12.30 – End of workshop and light lunch

 

Material

 

Survey

Participants in the workshop will be asked to complete a short survey after the event.

 

Practicalities

Map

View this map in Google Maps here.

 

Venue

Lisbon School of Nursing (ESEL) – Av. D. João II, Lote 4.69.01, Parque das Nações, Lisbon, Portugal. It is located in Parque das Nações the centre of the 1998 World Exposion. The venue is indicated by the blue star on the map above.

 

Accommodation

Recommended hotels are indicated in violet on the map above. All are located within walking distance of the venue.

Hotel ibis Lisboa Parque das Naçoes, Rua Do Mar Vermelho, Lote 1 07 2 2, 1990-203 Lisbon, T: +351 210 730470, F: +351 210 730479, email: H8501@ACCOR.COM, website

  • Starting at EUR 65.70

VIP Executive Art’s Hotel, Avenida D. João II, nº 47, 1998-028 Lisbon, T: +351 210 020 400, email: hotelarts@viphotels.com, website

  • Starting at EUR 75.20

MYRIAD by SANA Hotels, Cais das Naus, Lote 2.21.01, Parque das Nações, 1990-173 Lisbon, T: +351 211 107 600, F: +351 211 107 601, email: rsv@myriad.ptwebsite 

  • Starting at EUR 261.00

TRYP Lisboa Oriente Hotel, Av. D. João II, Parque das Nações, 1990-083 Lisbon, T: +351 218 930 000, F: +351 218 930 099, email: tryp.oriente@meliaportugal.com, website 

  • Starting at EUR 127.00

Hotel Olissippo Oriente, Av. Dom João II, nº32, 1990-083 Lisbon, T: +351 218 929 100, F: +351 218 929 119, email: auditor.oo@olissippohotels.comwebsite

  • Starting at EUR 105.00

Tivoli Oriente, Av. D. João II, n.º 27, Parque das Nações, 1990-083 Lisbon, T: +351 21 891 51 00, F: +351 21 891 53 45, email: htoriente@tivolihotels.comwebsite

  • Starting at EUR 105.00

 

Transport

Participants are requested to make their own international and local travel arrangements.

 

Visa requirements

The following countries are exempted from the requirement to obtain a visa: European Union (28) plus EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland). Holders of other passports should contact the nearest embassy or consulate to obtain a visa.

 

Additional Information

For more information about Lisbon, visit the Lisbon Tourist Board website.

Registrations

Registrations are closed. For last-minute registrations please send us an email at info@equip-project.eu

 

Terms & conditions

By registering for an EQUIP event, the participant accepts that:

  • Registration is free of charge;
  • The participant arranges her/his own travel and accommodation;
  • One participant may only take part in one of the three workshops;
  • Participation in the webinars is not restricted;
  • Registrations operate on a first-come first-served basis;
  • Registrations will close when full capacity is reached;
  • Above a threshold of 80% of spots taken for a workshop, registrations will be put on a waiting list to allow for a balanced mix of participants;
  • The data provided in the registration is true and correct;
  • The participant has previous experience in quality assurance to enable her/him to fully benefit from the event;
  • The organisers reserve the right to screen registrations;
  • The participant will be asked to complete a brief survey on the use of the ESG;
  • The organisers cannot be held responsible for a participant’s travel and accommodation arrangements;
  • The participant is asked to inform the organisers in writing to info@equip-project.eu if she/he wish to cancel her/his registration;
  • Substitutes may be accepted at any time provided the organisers are informed;
  • Students may benefit from a contribution to their travel and subsistence costs, the allocation of such contributions is subject to their own terms & conditions;
  • In case of force majeure, the organisers may cancel an event; in which case they cannot be held liable for any participant’s arrangements.