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Become a trained EQ-Arts International Quality Assurance Expert:

EQ-Arts is pleased to announce its online edition of the international quality expert training programme. This programme will take place across three afternoon sessions:

Session 1           10th February 2023 (Friday)        PM CET*

Session 2            23rd February 2023 (Thursday) PM CET*

Session 3            24th February 2023 (Friday)       PM CET*
* please note that all participants will be required to complete assigned tasks between each day of training.

The programme covers:

  • Preparing for a review
  • Simulation of an (online) site visit
  • Critical reflection
  • Formulating commendations, recommendations & conditions
  • Preparing oral feedback
  • Contributing to an Accreditation/Enhancement Report


The key aims of the training provided by EQ-Arts are designed to enable participants to adapt a range of their pre-existing skills to form a competence to work as an international peer-review expert in the field of external QA (in line with the ESG 2015 guidelines).

The training provides insight into the operation of The European Standards & Guidelines (ESG) and current developments in the area of external quality assurance and enhancement processes, as well as hands-on, practical guidance on how to participate successfully in international external QA processes.

The format of the training is designed so as to replicate the required preparation, teamwork, report writing and intensity of workload and complexity of task associated with international quality assurance processes. From the beginning of the training through to the end, participants will be actively engaged in a simulation exercise that mirrors how they would be expected to perform in an external international QA visit.


Since 2005 EQ-Arts has been organising annual international training programme for arts sector experts, which has included academics, quality managers and staff from international Quality Agencies. A register of trained experts is maintained by EQ-Arts.

EQ-Arts has been approached by national Quality Agencies and has provided trained arts sector experts for national accreditation reviews including: EKKA Archimedes – Estonia, SKVC – Lithuania, ARACIS – Romania, UKA– Sweden, NQA - Netherlands, EQE - Georgia and QAA - Scotland and NVAO, the Netherlands.

On the question: “Would you recommend this training to a colleague”, the last group of experts unanimously answered ‘DEFINITELY’.

More Information

The next Expert Training will take place online, on three afternoons: 10, 23 and 24 of February 2023. If you're interested in the next training, please make sure to send a message to expressing your interest.


The fee is related to the Country Lists as defined by the Council of Europe and are related to the gross national income based on the purchasing power of each member country (GNI PPP per capita).

Category 1 (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine): 299 EUR

Category 2 (Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Turkey): 399 EUR

Category 3 (Andorra, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom): 499 EUR

Category 4 (Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden): 599 EUR

Category 5 (Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Norway, Switzerland): 699 EUR

Prof. Anthony Dean, Emeritus Professor University of Winchester, UK;
Paula Crabtree, Vice-Chancellor Stockholm University of the Arts, Sweden.

To register, please e-mail

  • a statement of interest (max. 500 words)
  • your CV