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The European Organization for Quality

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


  • The 59th EOQ Congress will be organized in Athens/Greece on June 11-12, 2015. Other details will follow in October 2014.
  • EOQ important News! All persons (world-wide) interested in EOQ's activities and products are invited to become EOQ Individual Networking Partner Members


  • Quality Austria is organizing in English language on 17 – 28 November 2014, in Vienna a Training Program for Laboratory Quality Manager and Laboratory Assessor and corresponding examination and certification in accordance with EOQ requirements.
    Here you may find details about the Training plan, attendance fees and the registration form. An incentive of 100 Euro is offered to each participant registered though the EOQ network.
  • 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 
  • The International Conference on Quality 2014 - Tokyo, is scheduled from October 19 to 22, 2014. ICQ was first held in Japan, in 1969 sponsored by JUSE. It successfully formed an epoch in the field of quality by offering an opportunity to share information and exchange ideas among quality experts around the world. Since then, the conference has been organized every three years by the American Society for Quality (ASQ), the European Organization for Quality (EOQ), and the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) by turns. In preparation is also the World Alliance for Quality Summit (21st October 2014, during the ICQ Conference).
  • 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”


  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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/
  • 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"
  • 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...
    Shared Communication Campaign promoted by Galgano Group, as part of the 20th European Quality Week, on the occasion of World Quality Day. More...

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