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The European Organization for Quality

EOQ, is an autonomous, non-profit making association under Belgian law.

On 11-12 June 2015, with the valuable support of the EOQ National Representative organization from Greece, the Hellenic Management Association, will be organized in Athens/Greece the 59th EOQ Quality Congress having as slogan “Is Quality a Mindset?".


News

  • News on ISO 9001:2015 revision:
    • News on the ISO 9001 revision (here)
    • A presentation on the ISO 9001 revision (here)
    • A presentation on ISO 9001 and Risk Based Thinking (here)
    • A paper on ISO 9001 and Risk (here)
    • Transition Planning Guidance for ISO 9001:2015 (here)
    • ISO 9001:2008 and ISO/DIS 9001 Correlation matrices (here)
  • On December 4 - 6, 2014 were organized in Leuven/Belgium the EOQ winter meetings with the kind support of VCK, the EOQ NR from Belgium. 
From left to right: Yuri Gusakov (EOQ past president), Niyazi Akdas (EOQ immediate past president), George Georgiades (EOQ president), Dr. Eric Janssens (EOQ Director General), Herman van Rompuy (former President of the European Council), Dr. Wolfgang Kaerkes (EOQ past president), Viktor Seitschek (EOQ past president)
From left to right: Yuri Gusakov (EOQ past president), Niyazi Akdas (EOQ immediate past president), George Georgiades (EOQ president), Dr. Eric Janssens (EOQ Director General), Herman van Rompuy (former President of the European Council), Dr. Wolfgang Kaerkes (EOQ past president), Viktor Seitschek (EOQ past president)
  • At the EOQ General Assembly meeting of Leuven/Belgium, 06.12.2014, Benedikt Sommerhoff from DGQ/Germany made an interesting presentation - "The future of our core profession - The transformation of the Quality Manager". For details please contact eoq@eoq-org.eu
Thomas Szabo - EOQ Georges Borel Award 2014 winner, Herman van Rompuy - former President of the European Council, George Georgiades - EOQ President
Thomas Szabo - EOQ Georges Borel Award 2014 winner, Herman van Rompuy - former President of the European Council, George Georgiades - EOQ President
  • Thomas Szabo awarded with the EOQ presidential Georges Borel Award for international achievements 2014, Leuven/Belgium December  5th 2014.
  • Quality Austria organizes the QM-Workshop "ISO 9001 Revision" in English language in 2015. See details here.
  • Croatian Quality Day, 11.11.2014 organized in the Croatian Chamber of Economy, Zagreb with the participation of the Croatian Minister of Health, Mr. Sinisa Varga (8th from the left), Mr. Bozidar Ljubic, HDK President (fifth from the right) and EOQ Director General, Dr. Eric Janssens (second from the right)
  • EOQ launches the European Quality Leader (EQL) contest for 2014. Candidates for the yearly European Quality Leader award may be proposed by EOQ National Representative organizations.
    The European Quality Leader is awarded by the EOQ to the best applicant to the yearly contest, by taking into account the defined EOQ-EQL criteria. Granting the EOQ QL Award is a strategic decision of the EOQ to promote top performances of people acting in the quality field in its broadest sense.

    The EOQ European Quality Leader 2014 will be awarded during the 59th EOQ Quality Congress of Athens/Greece, June 11-12, 2015.
  • At the world Alliance for Quality Global Summit, held in Japan in October 2014, Professor Kenji Iino, Vice Chair/Executive Director
    Association for the Study of Failure, made a very interesting presentation about "Current situation of FUKUSHIMA and lessons learned from the quality point of view". For details, please contact eoq@eoq-org.eu.
  • EOQ important News! All persons (world-wide) interested in EOQ's activities and products are invited to become EOQ Individual Networking Partner Members

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  • New EOQ normative documents (CoS and CS 50000) for Energy Management Personnel, Energy Management Representative (EnMR), Energy Manager (EnM), Energy Management Auditor (EnMA), Energy Management Lead Auditor (EnMLA), have been approved by the EOQ PRU SC and EOQ General Assembly in Gothenburg, June 2014.
  • New EOQ normative documents (CoS and CS) for Quality Management Personnel in Healthcare,  Quality Management Representative in Healthcare (QMR-HC) and Quality Manager in Healthcare (QM-HC), have been approved by the EOQ PRU SC and EOQ General Assembly in February 2014.
  • New EOQ normative documents (CoS and CS 26000) for Social Responsibility Management Personnel, Social Responsibility Manager (SRM) and Social Responsibility Auditor (SRA), have been approved by the EOQ PRU SC and EOQ General Assembly in Istanbul, November 2013.
  • EQO competence certification and 3rd party auditing -  The 2012 revision of the competence specification and certification scheme for quality management personnel, EOQ CoS & CS 9000, has considered both rapidly changing needs of organizations and also developments in auditing standardization. See EOQ Press Release 
  • Signing the IPC MLA with EOQ by the IPC Chairman Giancarlo Colferai
  • News about the developments of the standards ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 are available under EOQ member area
  • New versions of EOQ CoS 9000 and EOQ CS 9000 for Quality Management Personnel have been issued in accordance with the current market needs and relevant valid standards
  • ISO Focus available free online - From now on, the electronic edition of ISO’s magazine ISO Focus+ is available for consultation and downloading free of charge from the ISO Website http://www.iso.org/isofocus+.
  •  “ EOQ Junior certification schemes”

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  • European Accreditation recognized stakeholder status of EOQ (November 2010).

JOB and Career

Welcome to the EOQ's job vacancies service!

This site is open for job search for persons having a valid EOQ certificate. 

For the opportunity to place your job search online, please contact EOQ or directly the EOQ Director General, Dr. Eric Janssens. Please add your up-dated CV. 

Links to EOQ Members' Newsletters

European Quality Week 2014 Events

The European Quality Week, organized annually by EOQ, will be celebrated this year in the period of November 10 - 16, under the slogan "Winning through Quality"

  • Belgium - VCK organizes its annual congress about strategy and risks in the new ISO 9001: 2015 and football on the 25th of November. Title of the event: “Goal: score with your ISO”.
    More information (in Dutch): www.kwinta.be/congres
  • Belarus - Republic of Belarus celebrates the  Quality Week and on November 4 - 14, 2014 a series of events will be organized under the auspices of the State Committee for Standardization, under whose leadership the state policy in the field of quality is being implemented: the Republican press conference for the World Day of Quality will be held, the meeting of the Technical Committee for Standardization TC BY 4 "Quality Management" will take place, Welcome days and roundtable discussions will be organized in regions of the country.
  • Bulgaria - Association Club 9000 will celebrate  this year the European Week of Quality by organizing the 25th "Conference on Quality" on 13 to 14 November 2014 in the building of the Bulgarian Institute for Standardization. www.club9000.org 
  • Czech Republic - Czech Society for Quality  (CSQ)  is celebrating the EOQ Quality Week 2014 on  the 11th November. The theme is “ Winning through Quality". The International Conference is held in Prague. More...
  • Estonia - Estonian Association for Quality is organizing a conference on the 27th of November, 2014 in Tallinn. The theme of the conference is 'QUALITY & DESIGN' and it is organized in cooperation with Estonian Design Centre. Please find attached the invitation. The English language website is
    http://eaq.ee/en/articles/conference-2014-quality-design
  • Finland - Excellence Finland organizes a conference on the 13th of November on a theme: “ When quality makes the difference”.
    More (in Finnish) here: http://www.excellencespecial.fi/
  • Georgia - Georgian Association for Quality is organizing European Quality Week on November 10-14, 2014 in Tbilisi/Georgia. More details here.
  • Germany - German Society for Quality, DGQ, celebrates during the European Quality week the World Quality Day. More...
  • Greece - The Hellenic Management Association (HMA) organizes its yearly Day of Excellence and Quality on the 25th of November.
  • Hungary - The HNC will organize a Quality Conference in cooperation with the Hungarian Quality Society in Budapest on November 4-5, 2014, with the topic: "Changing the System as Basis for Quality Development"
  • Italy - 26a CAMPAGNA NAZIONALE QUALITA’ E INNOVAZIONE (ed. 2014)
    Shared Communication Campaign promoted by Galgano Group, as part of the 20th European Quality Week, on the occasion of World Quality Day. More...
  • Kazakhstan - KOQIM plans to hold a conference on the theme: "Quality as Basis for Business excellence, Leadership and Innovation." This event will be organized in cooperation with the Government Committee for Technical Regulation and Metrology of Kazakhstan in Astana, November 13, 2014. More...
  • Norway - NFKR is celebrating the European Quality Week in November with a national conference in Oslo the 11th November, and regional seminars at 4 locations. The heading for the national conference is “THE FUTURE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM”. More...
  • Portugal - The Portuguese Association for Quality (APQ) organizes the Quality Portuguese Congress in November 13-14, 2014 in Lisbon. More info on www.apq.pt
  • RomaniaThe Romanian Association for Quality (ARC) will organize free round-tables, with different topics, in two cities, Bucharest and Iasi.
  • Russia - in Russia will be organized two national conferences:
    West   - in St  Petersburg on 6-7 November
    East  - in Ulyanovsk on 13-14 November
  • Serbia - UASQ  will organize five special conferences in cooperation with several national bodies and authorities. More...
  • Slovakia - Slovakian Society for Quality is organizing a national congress on 12 – 13 November in a beautiful mountain place in east Slovakia called High Tatras. More...
  • Slovenia - The Slovenian Association for Quality and Excellence (SZKO) is organizing its 23rd annual conference on the 13th and 14th of November 2014, with the theme “Holistic restructuring? The answer is quality”. More...
  • Ukraine - Ukrainian Association for Quality (UAQ) will celebrate the European Quality Week by organizing the 23rd International Forum “Quality Days in Kiev”, which will be held on 12-14 November 2014. More...

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