The European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE) is a non-profit association seeking to enhance evaluation and quality assurance of informatics study programmes and education in Europe. It was founded on January 9th, 2009 in Düsseldorf, Germany. It has around a dozen institutional members from countries across Europe. Each institution nominates a representative to the General Assembly, the governing body of EQANIE. The General Assembly appoints members of an Executive Board, responsible for the management of EQANIE activities. The Executive Board appoints a Secretary General who supports these activities.


EQANIE develops criteria and procedures for the evaluation and quality assurance in informatics study programmes and education. Furthermore, it develops and maintains a system for the award of a European quality-label (Euro-Inf) for informatics degree programmes as well as its protection and continued further development. EQANIE provides information about events, activities and publications relevant to quality assurance in informatics education and lists study programmes that have been awarded the Euro-Inf quality label. It maintains contacts and relationships with other European and non-European organisations with similar goals. EQANIE also promotes the development of national and regional accreditation bodies and organises events, seminars, workshops and conferences in its field of activities.


EQANIE was established in response to the broader political context of the Bologna Process, aimed at the creation of a European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and the more economically focussed Lisbon-Strategy with its objective of developing a “European Knowledge Society“. As a precursor to this, the EU-funded Euro-Inf project established and tested the  Framework Standards and Accreditation Criteria for Informatics Programmes in Europe.


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