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MR. BERNARD REMAUD/ President of the ENAEE
ENAEE was founded on 8 February 2006, after the successful conclusion of the EUR-ACE® Project which was supported by the EU Socrates and Tempus Programmes and by 14 European associations (including FEANI) concerned with engineering education.
On 21st November 2016, a special session of the ENAEE General Assembly will be organised to celebrate the 10th anniversary of ENAEE, to analyse the results achieved with respect to its initial objectives and to discuss the perspectives for the next 10 years.
As the easiest measurable result, ENAEE is proud to report today that about 2 500 EUR-ACE® labels have been awarded in 32 countries, by 13 authorized European accreditation agencies. The labelled engineering programmes ful l the highest quality criteria of the EUR-ACE® Framework Standards and Guidelines (EAFSG). When considering the steady request for labels and the number of countries (inside and outside Europe) interested in the ENAEE model to establish national QA systems for their engineering education, ENAEE has not yet reached its growth limits. A striking example is provided by the QUEECA project (Tempus) within which four countries of Central Asia are building their national accreditation system using EAFSG, with the help of European partners.
During these  rst ten years, many efforts were made to deepen and strengthen the EUR-ACE system and ENAEE management. In 2015-2016, ENAEE, through several working groups (ENAEE members, Label Committee members), published documents (available at www.enaee. eu) on various issues as follows:
• A revision of the EUR-ACE Standards and Guidelines to update them, building on 10 years of experience in different national contexts. The new EAFSG (March 2015) describe respectively the Standards and Guidelines for Accreditation of Engineering Programmes, the Standards and Guidelines for Accreditation Agencies and the Guidelines on Programme Self-Assessment Reviews and Accreditation Requirements for Higher Education Institutions.
• A good practice guide on “Transnational Accreditation“ for ENAEE authorized agencies (June 2016, to be approved by the GA in November 2016); this guide was urgently needed as authorized agencies are engaged in more and more activities outside their national juris- diction; in accordance with the spirit of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), it promotes trans-border activities under conditions which avoid con icts and

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