On 23 and 24 October 2013 the DeSqual (Development of Sustainable Quality assurance in VET) partners met for a kick-off meeting of the project.
DeSqual is a collaboration of 4 quality assurance expert organisations and 10 social service / VET providers for people with disabilities, who will pilot a newly-developed training for sustainable quality assurance. The EPR General Secretary, Jan Spooren's welcome was followed by an introduction by the project leader - Rea-College Pluryn, introductions of project partners, brainstorming seminars on sustainability in quality assurance and sessions on project contents by the key quality expert Mr. Guus van Beek. The meetings also allowed for discussing practical matters such as monitoring and evaluation overseen by Brigitte van Lierop as well as finance and administration co-ordinated by Birgit Grimbergen and Angelique Wibier.
With an EQUASS quality assurance certificate as a start point, partners will develop a training program that focusses on individual quality behaviour and quality awareness of professionals and quality culture in the organisation. In this way, project DeSqual will contribute to the sustainable implementation of EQAVET requirements in their quality system.