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The European Organization for Quality

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

The 60th EOQ Quality Congress will be a joint effort of European Organization for Quality, International Academy for Quality and Finnish Quality Association and will be held on June 1st and 2nd 2016 in Helsinki, Finland. On this congress will be celebrated the 60th anniversary of EOQ, 50th of IAQ and 50th of the Finnish Quality Association.

If you want to present a paper on the EOQ Quality Congress 2016 you are welcome to send an abstract to speakers@quality2016.eu
This e-mail should include:
• a short biography of the author(s),
• a title of the paper and
• a maximum 500 word abstract (Word or PowerPoint)
Important dates:
• Submission of Abstracts open: September 1, 2015
• Submission of Abstracts deadline: November 30, 2015
• Notification of Acceptance deadline: January 15, 2016
• Full Papers Submission and Registration deadline: March 14, 2016

More information


  • The latest edition of ISO 9001:2015, ISO's flagship quality management systems standard, has just been published. This concludes over three years of revision work by experts from nearly 95 participating and observing countries to bring the standard up to date with modern needs.
    With over 1.1 million certificates issued worldwide, ISO 9001 helps organizations demonstrate to customers that they can offer products and services of consistently good quality. It also acts as a tool to streamline their processes and make them more efficient at what they do. Acting ISO Secretary-General Kevin McKinley explains: "ISO 9001 allows organizations to adapt to a changing world. It enhances an organization's ability to satisfy its customers and provides a coherent foundation for growth and sustained success."
    MORE: http://www.iso.org/iso/home/news_index/news_archive/news.htm?refid=Ref2002
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  • New versions of EOQ CoS 9000 and EOQ CS 9000 for Quality Management Personnel have been issued and published in June 2015 in accordance with the current market needs and the new version of ISO 9001 standard
  • New versions of EOQ CoS 14000 and EOQ CS 14000 for Environmental Management Personnel have been issued and published in June 2015 in accordance with the current market needs and the new version of ISO 14001 standard
  • New “ EOQ Junior certification schemes” - EOQ Junior programs are intended to provide access to internationally recognized certification programs for persons who have reached a high level of theoretical knowledge in the specified area (e.g. typically through an advanced university degree in the area) but have not obtained the full work experience in order to fulfill the requirements of the respective certification scheme.


  • Lebanese Excellence Award (LEA) - Recognition book for the Lebanese Excellence Award produced by the Quality Programme-QUALEB, EOQ Associated member organization.
  • The International Academy for Quality (IAQ) organizes in Budapest on October 26-27, 2015, the first World Quality Forum "Quality for Future of the World". Details here.
  • Current revisions of ISO 9001 and 14001 standards - focus on evidence of competence. See article of Thomas Votsmeier, Head of DGQ-Personnel Certification Body/Germany
  • June 11, 2015, Athens/Greece - EOQ recognizes achievements in Quality by celebrating the winner of the European Quality Leader 2014 - Dr. Uwe Schweigert/Germany (See Press Release)
  • Dr. Thomas Facklam awarded with the EOQ presidential Georges Borel Award for governmental achievements 2015, Athens/Greece, June 10th 2015. (See Press release
  • Dr. George Anastasopoulos awarded with the EOQ presidential Georges Borel Award for international achievements 2015, Athens/Greece, June 10th 2015. (See Press release
  • Tiia Tammaru awarded with the EOQ presidential Georges Borel Award for European achievements 2015, Athens/Greece, June 10th 2015. (See Press release
  • On the occasion of the EOQ meetings of Athens, 8-12 June, 2015, EOQ presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Deutsche Gesellschaft für Qualität e.V. (DGQ) for 20 years of outstanding performance and involvement in personnel certification and issue of over 50.000 EOQ recognition of competence certificates. More... 
  • The Czech Society for Quality, EOQ National Representative organization for the Czech Republic, celebrated on May 22, 2015 in Prague, its 25 years of existence. More...
  • 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
    Watch interview with Benedikt Sommerhoff.
  • 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


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

JOB and Career

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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. 

National Quality Mark Labels – Recognized by EOQ


SQ (Slovenian Quality) Mark is granted by the Slovenian Association for Quality and Excellence (SZKO) to companies registered in Slovenia with good business results, high quality products and/or services which have been produced in Slovenia. At least 50% of knowledge, materials, parts, and work involved have to be of Slovenian origin. By this, SZKO strives for the promotion of good Slovenian companies and Slovenia as a country.  More...

Details about SQ Mark
Quality Mark SQ Symbols 
Ceremony on issuing one of SQ Quality Marks

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