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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?".


Master Class “Leading a Lean Transformation” - June 13th, 2015/Athens

On Saturday, June 13th 2015 in Athens, Gregory H. Watson – EOQ awarded George Borel medal, is holding the Master Class: “Leading a Lean Transformation”, destined to business leaders and quality managers who are either considering implementation of a lean improvement program or who are presently conducting a lean improvement program.

The seminar is organized at EEDE premises, 08,30 – 16,30 hours, structured on following modules:

  • Session 1: The Challenge of Designing a Lean Enterprise
  • Session 2: Essential Elements of a Lean Management Culture
  • Session 3: Focusing on Stability in Daily Management
  • Session 4: The Way of Kaizen and the Spirit of Quality

The participation fee for a restricted number of participants is 250 €/person. For details: http://www.quality2015.eu/workshop.php .

Registration: Mrs. Angeliki Theodorakopoulou (e-mail: euaffairs@eede.gr)/Mr. Paris Koronaios (e-mail: communication@eede.gr)

  • 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)
  • Quality Austria, EOQ NR organization from Austria, organizes in July 2015 the third Quality Austria Summer Academy  destined for English training courses inclusive examinations for Quality Management Representative, Quality Systems Manager, Auditor and Lead Auditor.
  • 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.
  • Quality Austria organizes the QM-Workshop "ISO 9001 Revision" in English language in 2015. See details here.
  • EOQ launches the European Quality Leader (EQL) 2014 contest. 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


  • 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”


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

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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...

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