Organisation

 

   
Logo_EGPA-GEAP_light2 European Association for Public Administration Accreditation NISPAcee
           
 
 
           
aboutABOUT
     
 

The European Association for Public Administration Accreditation (EAPAA) was founded in 1999 by a group of European universities, to develop and maintain a system for the voluntary accreditation of academic public administration programmes in higher education. It has since evaluated programmes in a wide variety of countries.

Until 2010, the programmes were the members of the association. In 2010, the membership was transferred to the European Group for Public Administration  (EGPA) and the Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee), who jointly appoint members to the EAPAA board.

EAPAA is an autonomous organisation, consisting of three bodies. The board, which operates independently, determines the strategic vision of EAPAA and supervises the activities of the secretariat. The secretariat organises the day-to-day activities of the organisation, in particular the site visits. The accreditation committee, which is fully independent from the other two bodies, makes decisions regarding specific programmes and determines the quality standards underlying those decisions. 

EAPAA is a member of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies (INQAAHE) and the European Alliance for Subject-Specific and Professional Accreditation and Quality Assurance EASPA.

 
aboutACCREDITATION COMMITTEE
     
  The Accreditation Committee makes the final decision on programmes, It also decides on the accreditation criteria and procedures, as well as its own membership. The Committee is completely independent and not subordinate to the Board of the association.  
  IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS  
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  EAPAA STATUTES  

 

boardThe EAPAA BOARD
 

Prof. Wolfgang Drechsler

Chair


Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance, Estonia

 
 
Prof. Sabine Kuhlmann

(representing EGPA)


Universität Potsdam, Germany
Mrs. Ludmila Gajdosova

(representing NISPAcee)


Executive Director NISPAcee
Prof. Juraj Nemec

(representing NISPAcee)


Matej Bel University, Banska Bystrica, Slovak Republic
 
   

Prof. Jean-Michel Eymeri Douzans

(representing EGPA)

Institute of Political Studies in Toulouse, France

   
committeeTHE EAPAA ACCREDITATION COMMITTEE
     
   
Prof. Calin Hintea
Chair
Babes-Bolyai University
Romania
   
 
Prof. Gyorgy Hajnal
Corvinus University
Budapest
Hungary
Prof. Ellen Wayenberg
Ghent University
Belgium
Prof. Thurid Husted
Hertie School
Berlin
Germany
 
         
   
Prof. Lene Holm Pedersen
University of Copenhagen
Denmark

 

 

 

 
secretariatTHE EAPAA-SECRETARIAT
  organises and prepares the accreditation process, the General Meetings and the meetings of the Accreditation Committee. The secretariat is located at the University of Twente (The Netherlands).  
 
Prof. Taco Brandsen

Secretary-General


Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen School of Management

P.O.Box 9108, 6500 HK Nijmegen

The Netherlands
e-mail: sg@eapaa.org
Mrs. Seeta Autar

Manager of and contact for the secretariat

University of Twente, Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS)
P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede

The Netherlands
tel +31-53-489-4408

e-mail:secretariat@eapaa.org