Scope and objectives
The AESOP QR is awarded to single programmes (eg. BA or Msc) that fulfill the European standards of quality of planning education recognized by the AESOP charter and complemented by an effective internationalization of the teaching. It is valid for a period of time of 6 years.
The application and participation is on a voluntary base for every AESOP member, but not compulsory
The Pilot Phase
A working group was established in 2014 for launcing the Pilot Phase of the QR project, whose members are: Francesco Lo Piccolo, Maros Finka, Anna Geppert and Kristina Nilsson.
AESOP members participated to the pilot phase on a voluntary base. Good geographic distribution was ensured, with the involvement of AESOP national representatives. Applications of about twenty universities (for a total of 26 programmes), covering most of the geographical areas (namely Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Chech Rep., Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, UK), were delivered.
The assessment ended in 2016 (see List of QR Certificates in the Pilot Phase)
The Standard Phase
Characteristics, aims and scope remain those already discussed and approved, also considering the valuable feedbacks during the work of the pilot phase.
In addition to the issued written certificate awarded for the respective program, a synthesis of the information included in the application form and the recognition itself will be displayed on the AESOP web, in order to promote a proactive and cooperative process of collective improvement of the quality in planning education among the AESOP member schools.