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 2019 Conference


Digital transformations
in Business Education
Brussels, May 24th - May 25th, 2019

Pre conference seminar:
ENQA Registration and ECBE 2.0:
Future Oriented Accreditation
in a Global Perspective
Brussels, May 23rd, 2019

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ENQA registration process

  • 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
  • 27/12/2018: The BoD sends out answers on the questions and remarks from Members regarding the new Statutes
  • 04/12/2018: The BoD convokes the Special and Extraordinary General Meetings to discuss and agree upon the new Statutes 
  • 30/11/2018: The BoD agreed on the new Statutes of the Agency, in line with ENQA regulations

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Important decisions

  • 07/06/2019: The BoD approves the Bye-Laws, version 2.2
  • 25/05/2019: The BoD prolongs the contract with the DoA and the DoFA for a period of 3 years
  • 25/05/2019: The BoD confirms Paris as the location for the Annual Conference 2020, May 2020
  • 02/05/2019: The BoD approves the Bye-Laws, version 2.0
  • 02/05/2019: The BoD approves the Stage0 procedure about Membership of Members with programmes notified for accreditation
  • 02/05/2019: The BoD welcomes Prof. Marc Van Gastel, Belgium, as the key-note speaker at the Annual Conference
  • 02/05/2019: The BoD confirms the status of Member with Programmes Notified for Accreditation of Swiss School of Higher Education
  • 02/05/2019: The BoD confirms the status of Member with Programmes Notified for Accreditation of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

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