European Association for Public Administration Accreditation
“assures the quality of European Public Administration programmes by evaluating programmes”
Founded in 1999
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.
THE ACCREDITATION 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.
Prof. Calin Hintea (Chair)
Prof. Ellen Wayenberg
Prof. Thurid Hustedt
Prof. Lise H. Rykkja
University of Bergen
Dr. Duco Bannink
Amsterdam The Netherlands
Prof. Ringa Raudla
Tallinn University of Technology
Prof. Aleksander Aristovnik
University of Ljubljana
THE EAPAA BOARD
Prof. Gyorgy Hajnal (Chair)
Prof. Sabine Kuhlmann
Mrs. Ludmila Gajdosova
Executive Director NISPAcee
Prof. Juraj Nemec
Matej Bel University, Banska Bystrica
Prof. Jean-Michel Eymeri Douzans
Institute of Political Studies in Toulouse
The EAPAA Scretariat 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).