European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) this week organized the webinar on the topic of quality assurance agenicies conduct in extraordinary situation related to COVID-19 pandemic.

The webinar was introduced by following speakers:

  • Maria Kelo, Director, ENQA
  • Peter Mall, Scientific Advisor, Evalag (Germany)
  • Esther Huertas Hidalgo, Head of Quality Assurance, AQU Catalunya (Spain)
  • Elena Cirlan, Policy & Project Officer, IEP (Switzerland)
  • Alastair Delaney, Director for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, QAA (UK)


Head of Quality Assurance and International Cooperation Department Duska Radmanovic was a participant in webinar.

Following the introduction of lockdown measures related to COVID-19, quality assurance agencies are in a search of solutions to deliver site visits. This webinar explored conditions and criteria related to the online implementation of site visits and what challenges EQA is facing in this regard. The webinar also included a presentation of a few case studies from ENQA member agencies.


Representatives of the Higher Education Accreditation Agency of The Republic of Srpska participated in the work of the webinar with the topic "How the Covid-19 has changed our Universities for good". Participants from all over the world were given the opportunity to exchange experiences and opinions on how the corona virus pandemic has affected everyday university life. During the event, participants had the opportunity to hear introductory speeches and various experiences related to distance learning, as well as to detect during the discussion various problems encountered by representatives of the academic community around the world.

Also, on the framework of the mentioned discussion, opinions were exchanged on how the academic community will function in the future, what challenges await us and what are the recommendations regarding the further development of the situation. This webinar is just one in a series of discussions planned on this topic, and in the coming period it is expected that this type of exchange of experiences will continue with the aim of improving the quality of teaching in higher education.

The organizer of the webinar is the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL).


The Steering Committee of ESU’s Quality Assurance Students Experts now opens the call for 60 members for the Quality Assurance Students Experts’ Pool. The call is open to new applicants as well as to current Pool members.

More information about the Pool can be found in this brochure. More information about the call can be found in the Membership Call.

Download the call for students for the ESU Quality Assurance Students Experts’ Pool here.


After considering the Work Program of the Higher Education Accreditation Agency of the Republic of Srpska, with the financial plan for 2020, the Government of the Republic of Srpska at its 72nd session held on May 22, 2020 passed a Decision on giving consent to the Work Program of the Higher Education Accreditation Agency of the Republic of Srpska with the financial plan for 2020. 

The session Government also adopted the Work Report and the Financial Report of the Agency for 2019.


The Head of the Department for Quality Assurance and International Cooperation, Duška Radmanović, attended the meeting of the Executive Board of the Central and Eastern European Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (CEENQA) as a member of the Board.

The committee discussed, among other things, the holding of the annual assembly of the network, which was scheduled for the beginning of May 2020, but was postponed until further notice due to the declaration of corona virus pandemic in almost all member countries.

It was agreed at the meeting that the assembly would be held through the internet platform for holding meetings on Friday, July 17, 2020.

During the meeting, it was also discussed about the way agencies work in special conditions due to the declaration of pandemic and about the future challenges of work in the field of quality assurance in higher education in this context.

Radmanović is a member of the CEENQA Executive Board since April 2017 and has also served as vice president of the network.