Message of the President, September 13th, 2021

Dear friends and colleagues,  

Let me first wish all of you the very best with the start of the new academic year. It is certainly a challenge to organize teaching with the Corona threat all over. But most of your students are expecting a “normal” situation, and I’m sure you do whatever you can to realize this. This asks a huge amount of commitment and energy from all of you. We fully understand the importance, and that is exactly what put the ECBE Conference on a second priority level. I understand your concerns.

I feel very sorry, but I must inform you about a difficult decision the Board of Directors took some days ago.
Looking at the enrolments for the Conference and the Seminar, listening to some of you, and taking into account the very limited number of contributions that were announced by members, we decided that both the format (online or at site in Paris) and timing of the Conference, Seminar and AGM was not what you all expected. 
Consequently, we decided not to push through meetings which limited people were waiting for, and we drastically adjusted the timing and content.

For 2021, the Conference is cancelled. We keep the same meeting place (Paris) for the 2022 meeting. Hopefully, we will be able to organize it in the “old”, traditional way.
Legally, we are obliged to organize the yearly AGM, and we will run a short Seminar on the same day.
As such, I would like to invite you to the following events: 

  • Annual General Meeting of ECBE on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021, at 4 pm CET;
  • A Seminar on “Standards of Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area - EHEA: Commitment to Creating a Quality Culture in Business Education”, also on October 23rd, 2021 from 1 pm - 4 pm CET. 

Please find attached the necessary documentation. More information will soon be available for download from our website.

Please accept my apologies for the late message, but we waited a long time, hoping for a miracle.

Another information many of you are waiting for is the result of the ENQA accreditation.
Unfortunately, the decision has still not been made. We got another version of the report by the beginning of August, which we commented for the factual inaccuracies, and we are still waiting for the final report that would comply with ENQA standards. So, even here, things are going very slowly, and there is not much we can do to speed it up. We will keep you informed.

We will meet soon.
Keep safe and strong.

Kind regards,


Pavel Žufan

Brno, September 13th, 2021



ECBE's 2022 Conference

Annual Conference:
More than 25 years of ECBE:
Searching for Excellence
in Business Education

 Paris and Online
June 2022

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ENQA registration process

  • 02/10/2020: ENQA review visit ECBE started
  • 29/06/2020: ENQA review visit to ECBE is planned to start, but, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is postponed to Fall
  • 29/02/2020: ECBE Self-Assessment Report was submitted to ENQA
  • 10/02/2020: Updates of the ECBE Quality Management Manual
  • 06/11/2019: The BoD approves the Bye-Laws, version 2.3.
  • 28/05/2019: EQAR confirms that the application by ECBE for inclusion on the Register is eligible
  • 14/05/2019: ECBE submits the application for EQAR registration
  • 15/04/2019: ENQA and ECBE agree on the full membership time-line; contract is signed
  • 14/01/2019: The General Meetings in Brussels approve the new Statutes

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Important decisions

  • 02/09/2021: The BoD decided to cancel the Annual Conference 2021 and to convoke the AGM on October 23rd, 2021
  • 21/04/2021: The BoD coopts Matthew Kitching as voting BoD member and Oliver Kesar as member of the Committee of Appeal, both until the AGM of 2021
  • 21/04/2021: The BoD fixes the format of the AGM and the Conference of 2021
  • 21/04/2021: The BoD decides to apply for membership of AASHE
  • 15/04/2021: The Extraordinary General Meeting confirms the new Statutes at the office of notary Berquin (Brussels)
  • 08/04/2021: The Additional General Meeting accepts the new Statutes
  • 15/03/2021: The BoC agrees to grant accreditation to Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, International Business School for a period of 5 years
  • 04/01/2021: The BoD approves version 3.0 of Terms and Conditions of Sale.
  • 04/01/2021: The BoD approves the text for the new Statutes and decides to convoke the Special AGM as soon as possible.
  • 04/01/2021: The BoD approves version 3.4 of Accreditation Process Guidelines for Institutions.

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