Project Type Pilot Project, project with multiplying effect (2000-2006)
Marketing Text The project developed the European Quality Mark (EQM), which is a transparent assessment process where the learning provider gets the opportunity to review own processes by using a set of indicators developed and tested by partners during the project phase.
Summary The European Quality Mark (EQM) is a quality mark jointly developed by partners from eight European countries. The aim was to develope a transparent process of quality review for educaitonal providers in lifelong learning (Non-formal learning providers).
RECALL is based on materials developed and experience gained through the Leonardo da Vinci project ALL - Accreditation of Lifelong Learning, a project with five Eropean countries including 3 RECALL partners; Iceland, Norway and United Kingdom. Some of the products from the ALL project can be found on http://www.all-accreditation.com/
In RECALL the focus was on developing further a common European quality guidelines and procedures for lifelong learning providers. The result is the European Quality Mark (EQM).
The EQM is a transparent assessment process where the learning provider gets the opportunity to review own processes by using a set of indicators that are based on commonly agreed standards. It helps organizations to identify, what they do well and what is missing from their quality system. The transparency of the self-assessment form gives the provider the opportunity to make an action plan for improvement and actually implement good quality practice before asking for the external evaluation of the practice.
EQM Business Model
Conference on Quality in Lifelong Learning
Guidelines for the European Quality Mark (EQM)
The European Quality Mark (EQM) Assessor Guidelines
The European Quality Mark (EQM) Assessment Form for Providers and Assessors
EQM Application Form