Referrals and blurbs
The test version of Qrossroads was made accessible online in December 2007. And although it was a test version we received a lot of response.
Ján Figel (Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture, and Youth)
“Some ENQA members gathered in the ECA (European Consortium for Accreditation) have taken the initiative to design a template for a review summary called "Accreditation Statement". These statements and the underlying reports will be made accessible through a new web site called Qrossroads—with a Q. Sites like this will help people manage the information [...].”
|Speech ‘Quality assurance for creativity and innovation’, 4 March 2008|
“Quality assurance has also an external component as institutions are evaluated regularly by an external quality assurance agency. The reports of these evaluations are published and increasingly put on the Erasmus-supported database ‘Qrossroads’.”
|The EU contribution to the Bologna Process, 2009, p. 8|
The first triennial report on progress achieved in quality assurance in higher education analyses the situation at national, European and international level. It suggests areas for further development.
Under the heading ‘Main developments at European and International level’, the report mentions Qrossroads as a good practice.
The report also states: “The Qrossroads experiment, started by ECA with support from the European Commission, may provide a useful point of departure for a much larger scale database. Close cooperation with the NARIC-ENIC28 network is likely to enhance the database’s potential to contribute to the recognition of qualifications and to foster mobility.”
|Report on progress in quality assurance in higher education (Report from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions), 2009, p. 7|