Within the framework of the Implementation and Innovation in QA through peer learning (IMINQA) project, a mobility programme was launched to promote visits by quality agencies staff to other international agencies. AQUIB was the only Spanish agency participating in the programme and won a place.
A member of AQUIB travelled to the VLUHR QA facilities in Brussels from 8 to 10 of February 2023. The head of the internationalisation department of the National Quality Agency of Ukraine (NAQA) and two representatives of the Belgian agency responsible for the French part (AEQES) also participated.
After exchanging best practices and reflecting on the similarities and differences between the systems and processes of the different countries, more specific topics such as the European Approach, preparation for full ENQA membership, enhanced-oriented use of ESG, thematic analysis, learning outcomes and stakeholder involvement were discussed.
In addition, other institutions also added value to the stay. Representatives from VLUHR-international and the Flemish Interuniversity Council gave interesting talks on internationalisation, and on the last day of the visit the head of the secretariat and a project officer from ENQA came to discuss reflections and doubts about their vision of the ESG in person.
AQUIB would like to thank Patrick Van den Bosch, head of VLUHR QA, for having us and for all the effort, preparation and work done to make it a success.