The Central and Eastern European Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (CEENQA) is a non-governmental and non-profit association, with 34 members from 21 countries, dedicated to the development of quality assurance and quality improvement in higher education in Central and Eastern Europe. It was founded on October 13, 2001 in Krakow, Poland, and was legally registered in Düsseldorf, Germany on July 4, 2011.

CEENQA is an ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education) affiliate and has cooperation agreements with the European Consortium for Accreditation in higher education (ECA), and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAHEE).

The purpose of the Association is the cooperation between the member organizations in the development and harmonization of their activities in the field of quality assurance and quality improvement in higher education, thereby making a contribution towards the development and implementation of the European Higher Education Area.

CEENQA goals:

- To assist each other in elaborating measures for harmonizing activities in quality assurance in the Central and Eastern European region, in order to participate in the European dimension of higher education, and to play a proactive role in shaping the European higher education area;

- To serve as a clearing house for issues on quality assurance in higher education in the Central and Eastern European countries and to exchange information about background, aims, procedures and outcomes of activities of member agencies;

- To share experiences and to foster cooperation in all fields of activity among member agencies.

CEENQA activities:

- Providing information and “best practice” examples in quality assurance and quality development in higher education;

- Launching or participating in projects for the sake of better quality in higher education;

- Seeking possibilities for applying for funds in order to support projects;

- Organising events, seminars, workshops and conferences in various fields;

- Exchanging quality experts among CEENQA members;

- Maintaining relations with other European and non-European organisations, which are important in terms of the purpose of the association;

- Maintaining a website in order to inform about these activities.

Membership in the Association is open to organisations which are recognized 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 Association refers to internationally recognised 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.

ANACEC’s membership was firstly subject to a formal admission, addressing in writing to the President of the Association. ANACEC’s admission was approved by the General Assembly, following consideration of the application by the Executive Board.

Tangible benefits for our membership:

- Visibility via the CEENQA website

- Informative newsletters about developments in the regions are appearing several times a year

- Invitation to CEENQA’s annual workshops and general assembly

- Participation in European projects

- Membership in the CEENQA board