The European Consortium for Accreditation in higher education (ECA) was founded as a project organisation in 2003. On 15th April 2014 ECA has become an association. ECA is a professional organisation that strives for continuous progress in the area of accreditation and external quality assurance, facilitates mutual recognition of qualifications, promotes internationalisation of higher education and creates transparency in QA to the benefit of students, HE institutions and society.
ECA was founded in 2003 and incorporated as an association in 2014 with the primary aim of mutual recognition of accreditation and quality assurance decisions
ECA consists of member agencies, a Board and secretariat, four working groups, and project groups (e.g. CeQuInt)
In its efforts towards the mutual recognition of accreditation and quality assurance decisions ECA has developed a set of agreements on which its members can base trustworthy cooperation.