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


  • EOQ important News! All persons (world-wide) interested in EOQ's activities and products are invited to become EOQ Individual Networking Partner Members. In order to welcome its individual members EOQ organizes a session with the European Quality Leaders at the 58th EOQ Congress in Gothenburg/June 2014 (the participation fee for the congress is of 800,- €/person).


  • Quality Austria Information Seminar about ISO 9001:2015 Revision - The world's most successful standard, ISO 9001, is under revision and experts estimate that 40% of ISO 9001 will change.
    International teams including EOQ member experts have been working on the next comprehensive revision of the standard since 2012.
    Quality Austria offers on 20.05.2014 in Linz a half-day seminar in English language; on this seminar is given information about  the most important innovations, the new structure as well as possible interpretations and methods to be adopted to meet the requirements.


  • 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.
  • EOQ launches the European Quality Leader (EQL) contest for 2013. 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 2013 will be awarded during the 58th EOQ Quality Congress of Gothenburg/Sweden, June 11-12, 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.
  • For the first time it will take place in Guimarães – Portugal, at the University of Minho, September 15-16, 2014 the International Conference on Quality Engineering and Management, combining two areas that are usually not together as it was expected – Quality Engineering and Quality Management. First Call for Papers.
  • Quality Austria, EOQ NR organization from Austria, organizes the 2nd Quality Austria Summer Academy 2014 destined for English training courses inclusive examinations for Quality Management Representative, Quality Systems Manager, Quality Auditor and Lead Auditor. The Summer Academy 2014 will take place from 7th till 26th of July 2014. This time part of the Representative and Manager training course will be offered via self-study plus small home-work. For further information you may contact DI Barbara Stöhrmann, Product Management International Trainings, Network partner, Quality Austria Trainings-, Zertifizierungs- und Begutachtungs GmbH
    Tel.: (+43 3115)-493 05
    Mobil: (+43 664) 160 85 11
    E-Mail: barbara.stoehrmann@qualityaustria.com
  • 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 (23 - 24 October 2014, after the ICQ Conference).
  • ISO 9001 revision reaches Committee Draft stage
    ISO 9001, Quality Management Systems - Requirements, has reached the Committee Draft stage of the revision process. Like all ISO standards, ISO 9001 undergoes a revision every five years to ensure it remains a useful tool.
    MORE: www.iso.org/iso/news.htm?refid=Ref1751
  • 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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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. 

EOQ International Networking Partner Members' Corner


  • In order to welcome its individual members EOQ organizes a session with the European Quality Leaders at the 58th EOQ Congress in Gothenburg/June 2014 (the participation fee for the congress is of 800,- €/person).



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