Work packages

Work package 1 (PREPARATION): Preliminary work: an exploration of latest developments in internal (HEI) QA with latest national and international expectations and developments in external (QA agency) roles and responsibilities

Following discussions with the Moroccan Ministry and QA agency, a Questionnaire will be developed

Fact finding visits to Europe; Key staff from the Moroccan QA agency and senior Moroccan university leaders will undertake a study visit in Europe.

The first series of Round Table discussion meetings will be held and a report will summarize its outcome

A Road Map will be developed.



DEV  1.1    Questionnaire

DEV  1.2    Fact finding visit to Europe

DEV  1.3     Round Table Discussion meetings: Series 1

DEV  1.4     Round Table Discussion meetings: Series 2

DEV  1.5    Road Map on QA in Morocco

Work package 2 (DEVELOPMENT) : Comparing experiences with EU agencies and their relationships with Higher Education Institutions

Series of Roundtables to identify expectations, priorities, and approaches to QA in Higher Education within the context of Moroccan universities. International norms and expectations will also be introduced and compared to the Moroccan context. A report will summarize the outcome of these gatherings.

  1. Two Matching Exercises to be held in Europe to better understand the procedures, methodology, and links between Internal and External Quality Assurance.

  2. A Roundtable on EU internal (university or institution) and external QA (national and regional and the role of QA agencies.

Drafting of a White Paper to serve as the basis for Moroccan QA management model.


DEV  2.1     Options for matching Internal QA and External QA to meet all Moroccan stakeholder expectation

DEV  2.2     Matching Exercise on Internal EU QA Management.

DEV  2.3     Matching Exercise on Internal EU QA Management-2

DEV  2.4     Roundtable on European QA Management

DEV. 2.5     White Paper

Work package 3 (DEVELOPMENT): Aligning and integrating EQA and IQA: developing a ‘shared QA toolkit’ to meet national needs and international expectations (Development of a quality assurance ‘tool kit’)

ANEAQ visit to Europe to identify the QA toolkit components

Roundtable discussions with all partners and report to consolidate the QA toolkit

Desk-based exercise and roundtable to prepare the Code of Practice

Draft of the Code of Practice



DEV  3.1     Toolkits for integrated External QA and Internal QA

DEV  3.2     Towards a ‘shared toolkit’ to meet needs of Internal QA and External QA in Morocco

DEV  3.3     Preparing the Code of Practice for the Management of QA

DEV  3.4     Towards a Code of Practice for the Management of QA


Work package 4 (DEVELOPMENT) : Aligning and integrating Internal QA and External QA: testing the ‘toolkit’ and optimizing procedures to meet national needs and international expectations

Roundtable to discuss latest trends  of  external evaluation of HEIs’ internal QA at both institutional and programme level

Internal Report



DEV  4.1     Optimising External evaluation of Internal QA at institutional and programme level

DEV  4.2     Internal Report


Work package 5 (DEVELOPMENT): Piloting the new integration of internal and external QA (tool kit and procedures)

Piloting against university (institutional) QA systems

Piloting against programme systems (within Faculties/departments)

Evaluation of the Pilot outcomes

DEV  5.1     Piloting against university (institutional) QA systems (4 universities)

DEV  5.2     Piloting against programme systems (within Faculties/departments – 4 universities)

DEV  5.3     Evaluation of the Pilot outcomes

Work package 6 (DEVELOPMENT): Enhancing QA management and its impact on Moroccan Higher Education

Enhancing management of external QA by ANEAQ (Morocco)

Enhancing universities’ management of IQA

Training of ANEAQ staff

Enhancing infrastructure


DEV  6.1     Enhancing management of External QA and universities’ management of Internal QA

DEV  6.2     Training for the Moroccan Quality Assurance Agency Staff

DEV  6.3     Enhancing infrastructure

Work package 7 (QUALITY PLAN) : Quality Assurance of the project

To monitor progress in the establishment and implementation of external and internal management model of Quality Assurance in Morocco and to identify early impacts, successes and areas for improvement. The do so, the following tasks will be undertaken:

  1. Regular meetings of the Quality Committee during the project lifetime and sharing of the minutes with the consortium

  2. Appointment of an external evaluator

Mid-term and final report



DEV  7.1     Quality Committee

DEV  7.2     External Evaluator

DEV  7.3     Monitoring of the Project

DEV  7.4     Quality and Evaluation Reports


Work package 8: (DISSEMINATION & EXPLOITATION): Dissemination and Sustainability of the project

To disseminate information and sustain activities successfully through:

  1. Project and partners’ websites

  2. Dedicated internal/local and international dissemination events

  3. Participation to international conferences and links with international network

  4. Continuous and sustained exchanges between the Moroccan stakeholders within and outside the project’s planned activities with the support and commitment of the ANEAQ and the MESRSFC

  5. Publications in national and international specialized journals

It will also be important to ensure that events and activities are well attended by the corresponding stakeholders and other interested parties.


DEV  8.1     Dissemination Plan and Sustainability Strategy

DEV  8.2     Project Website and Intranet design & maintenance

DEV  8.3     National Networking Event (Postponed)

DEV  8.4     Dissemination at the Institutional Level

DEV  8.5     Final Conference

Work package 9 (MANAGEMENT):

  1. Coordinate the project activities and ensure their timely implementation and completion according to the set objective in the proposal

  2. Prepare the Dissemination Plan and Sustainable Strategy (please see 8.1)

  3. Form and coordinate the PMT

  4. Organise the KOM

  5. Coordinate the communication among the partnership and with the EACEA

Prepare the Financial and Technical reports



DEV. 9.1:  Kick-off Meeting

DEV 9.2:  Project Management Team

DEV. 9.3:  Financial and Administrative Management

DEV. 9.4:  Production of intermediate and final reports


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