EPAS Accreditation Seminar

Hosted by: EFMD

The event will start on: 06 Feb 18 13:00
And will end on: 07 Feb 18 14:00

Location: Prague, Czech Republic



  • Interpretation and practical application of the Standards and Criteria
  • Understanding the key stages of the accreditation processes
  • Preparing a good Datasheet, Self-Assessment Report and effective Peer Review Visit
  • Presentation of the EPAS documents

Target Group

The seminar is targeted at institutions considering applying for EPAS accreditation and those holding active eligibility wishing to get a better understanding of the system. It allows for a comprehensive understanding of the Quality Standards & Criteria and preparation of the application process. It will be relevant for Deans and Directors, Associate Deans, Directors of major programmes, Directors of External Relations and Accreditation Officers. Peer Reviewers are encouraged to attend as well, in order to receive an update on the most recent developments within the EPAS accreditation system.

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Tuesday 6 February 2018

13:30 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:15

Welcome and Introductions

14:15 – 14:45

EFMD Quality Services Portfolio
The nature of EPAS
Benefits for Schools going through the accreditation process
An overview of the EPAS process
An introduction to EQUIS, EDAF and EOCCS

14:45 – 15:45

The EPAS Process Key Stages
Application, Eligibility, Self-Assessment Report, Peer Review Visit, Accreditation Board Decision, Continuous Improvement/Progress Reporting

15:45 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00

EPAS Standards and Criteria
Key issues and their interpretation by the Peer Review Teams and the EPAS Accreditation Board

17:00 – 17:45

The EPAS Process as lived by a School

17:45 – 18:00

Distribution of sample Datasheets for self-study and allocation of working groups


Networking Dinner

Wednesday 7 February 2018

08:30 – 09:15

How to prepare a Datasheet
Process Management
Writing Style
Eligibility Criteria and Committee decision making
Communication with the EPAS Office

09:15 – 10:15

Group Work: Quality of Datasheets
Analysis of examples

10:15 – 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 – 11:30

Debriefing of Working Groups

11:30 – 12:30

How to prepare a good Self-Assessment Report and an effective Peer Review Visit
Process Management
Writing Style
Self-Assessment Process
Content and Annexes
Student Report

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch (optional)

Practical Information

  • Venue
  • Contacts
  • Fees and Payment
  • Accommodation
  • Networking Dinners
  • Transportation
  • Tourism
    1. Venue

    The President Hotel Prague
    Náměstí Curieových 1/100
    110 00 Praha 1
    Czech Republic

    2. ContactTop

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    3. Fees and Payment Top

    Single Rate

    • €907,50 (€750 +21% VAT) FULL members of EFMD
    • €1.028,50 (€850 +21% VAT) AFFILIATED members of EFMD
    • €1.149,50 (€950 +21% VAT) non-members of EFMD

    Fees cover attendance of the seminar, documentation, meals and refreshments but do NOT include hotel accommodation and travel expenses.

    Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If EFMD receives notice of your withdrawal before 23 January 2018, a cancellation administrative fee of €90,75 (€75 + 21% VAT) will be charged. Thereafter, we regret that we are unable to refund any fees. However, in such cases substitutes are welcome at no extra cost as long as EFMD receives notification of the name, title and address of the substitute.

    Please also note that if we haven't received your payment (or proof of payment) before the participants’ list is printed (30 January 2018), your contact details will not be included in that list.

    4. Accommodation Top

    Recommended Hotel (the venue of the Seminar):

    The President Hotel Prague
    Náměstí Curieových 1/100
    110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic
    Tel.: +420 234 614 100 or +420 234 614 101
    E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    The EFMD preferential rates with the Hotel for this event are below. You will receive a link to the Hotel Registration Form when registering online for the Accreditation Seminar.


    • superior room: €109, breakfast & VAT included
    • junior suite: €129, breakfast & VAT included
    • deluxe castle view: €139, breakfast & VAT included

    The price for additional nights will be processed upon availability. The use of the internet by WiFi in all guest rooms and in all public areas in the hotel is included in the room rate.

    Please note that you have until 12 January 2018 to make your reservation. After this date, the reservations will be processed upon availability and the discounted fees may not apply.

    Other hotels in the area:

    Please note that the accommodation is not included in the Seminar participation fee.

    5. Networking Dinners Top

    Participants who register for the EPAS Accreditation Seminar are invited to join the networking dinner on Tuesday 6 February 2018 at 19:00.

    Details about the dinner venue will be confirmed by email in due time.

    6. Transportation Top

    The Prague Airport is on average 30-minute drive from the Hotel (depending on the traffic).

    The easiest way to get to the hotel from airport is by taxi.
    Order a taxi - average price is 18 to 25 EUR
    AAA Taxi – +420 222 333 222
    Use Apps: https://www.uber.com or https://www.liftago.com

    Public transport
    Where to buy public transport tickets:

    • Vending machines located in metro stations and most of bus and tram stops
    • SMS ticket - send ‘DPT32’ (90-minutes ticket) or ‘DPT24’ (30-minutes ticket) to 902 06
    • From a bus driver (more expensive, cash required)
    • Airport: Public Transport counters in Arrival Halls of Terminals 1 & 2 (from 7 am to 10 pm)
    7. TourismTop

    Official Tourist Website for Prague
    Visit Prague
    Czech Tourism
    Prague sightseeing
    Prague Airport
    Prague Public Transport
    Prague Main Railway Station (Praha Hlavni Nadrazi)