The Director of Accreditation (DoA)

The Director of Accreditation (DoA) is responsible for:

  • Ensuring the Agency undergoes the necessary cyclical external reviews (by ENQA and EQAR);
  • Reporting to BoD about the changes needed for keeping the Agency’s accreditation procedures and external and internal quality processes in line with European Standards and Guidelines;
  • Proposing changes to the accreditation procedures, to be confirmed by the BoD;
  • Representing the Agency during meetings about accreditation with (potential) Members;
  • Informing the Members and other institutions about the accreditation procedures;
  • Being the liaison person on accreditation issues for the Members seeking accreditation of their programmes;
  • Receiving any request from Members for accreditation;
  • Analyzing the application for accreditation on the conformity to the Agency’s accreditation criteria and readiness of the Member for the next step of the accreditation process, and giving feedback to the Member seeking accreditation;
  • Submitting such approved accreditation request to the CoR;
  • Making and updating the overall planning of the review visits;
  • Communicating the final decision about accreditation, as taken by the BoC, to the Member;
  • Keeping records on accredited programmes of the Members.

The DoA is appointed by the BoD for a period of maximum 3 years and may be re-appointed.
S/he must not interfere into the independent work of Reviewers and Commissioners.
S/he reports to and is a non-voting member of the BoD.

Current appointment

Polona Tominc

Since September 1st,  2018, Polona Tominc has been appointed DoA.




ECBE's 2022 Conference

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