MusiQuE has taken over from AEC the (affiliate) memberships of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and the European Alliance for Subject-Specific and Professional Accreditation and Quality Assurance (EASPA). The AEC has been an affiliate member of ENQA since January 2011 and a founding member of EASPA.
ENQA is an umbrella organisation which represents quality assurance organisations from the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) member states. EASPA provides a collaborative forum for the community of disciplinary, field specific European networks of quality assurance that assess the quality of study programs, schools or professional individuals.
Recently, the AEC and MusiQuE have jointly requested the ENQA Board and the EASPA Board to consider the possibility for the AEC to “hand over” its membership status to MusiQuE.
At its meeting on 28 April 2016, the Board of ENQA considered AEC and MusiQuE’s joint request and approved the transfer of the affiliate membership status from AEC to MusiQuE. On 2nd May, EASPA General Assembly approved the transfer of membership from AEC to MusiQuE.