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The European Organization for Quality

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


EOQ PRESIDENT – George Georgiades: “On behalf of me and my colleagues of the EOQ Executive Board we congratulate the EOQ  leading for the last 60 years, as well all participants and followers. Team spirit and hard work brought a lot of changes in Quality theory. We focus on our commitment to help in solving all obstacles that may arise due to the fast moving world wise and achieve all our new targets with My EOQ strategic plan. Be this day the first day of another sixty successful years to come. Congratulations!”

Austria/Konrad Scheiber, CEO, Quality Austria – Trainings, Zertifizierungs und Begutachtungs GmbH: "We are excited to celebrate the 60th anniversary of our long-standing partner EOQ, which means being part of an internationally accepted network of highly qualified experts, since more than half a century..." More

BELGIUM - Johan Vermeersch - VCK President: "...For thirty years, EOQ has offered VCK the opportunity to pursue international partnerships and a continuous confrontation of VCK’s ideas with those in other countries.  At the same time, VCK contributed to EOQ’s identity in putting its own know-how to the European network’s use..."  More

BULGARIA - Katerin Katerinov- Chairman of Management Board Association "Club 9000": "...Thanks to the continuous cooperation and support of its members, the European Organization for Quality has become the undisputed leader of the member states in their efforts to constantly improve the quality of our products and services, to expand market position and strengthening the leading position of European economy by increasing its competitiveness..." More

CYPRUS - Andreas Ioannides - President of the Cyprus Association for Quality (CyAQ): "...The EOQ has been playing for the past 60 years a vital role in spreading the ideas of quality in all aspects of life throughout Europe..." More

CZECH REPUBLIC - Miroslav Jedlicka - Chairman of CSQ: "...Through its good reputation and excellent references the EOQ strongly encourages all national representatives, strengths their prestigious position in individual countries and relieves their work..." More

FINLAND – Tani Järvinen – CEO of Finnish Association for Quality: “...For us, EOQ is an important organisation and platform for the co-operation between national organisations to share and spread quality knowledge, and a forum to share a common interest and passion for quality.” More

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FRANCE – Pierre Girault and Xavier Quérat-Hément – Co-presidents of AFQP: "...We are looking forward in the next 60 years to continue to see EOQ's significant contribution to transforming the world through Quality..." More

GEORGIA - Grigol Kuntchulia - President of GAQ:"...For us, for each member of EOQ, it is an honor to be the part of the organization, which has faced lots of challenges and has taken well-deserved place among the leading quality organizations in the world..." More

GERMANY - Udo Hansen - DGQ President: "...We expect the EOQ to play a major role on the future European market – not only for positioning quality in all its aspects, but to offer support to the economy, to politics and administrations, to civil society and to its partner organisations..." More 

GREECE - Dinos Lambrinopoulos - Chairman of the HMA Board: "...we wish for EOQ to continue to offer specially designed programs for quality professionals and managers and to continue to be one of our most valuable partners in Europe..." More

Hungary/Prof. Dr. Pal Molnar - President and CEO of HNC: "...The EOQ Membership has been very supporting for the quality development in Hungary regarding products and services as well as concerning extension of the knowledge and competency of the Hungarian Quality Experts..."  More

KAZAKHSTAN – Prof. Azat Abdrahmanov - President of KOQIM: "...Advanced ideas and best experiences in quality provided by ЕОQ, have been supported by its thousands of followers in Europe and as well as in many other countries around the world..." More

KOSOVO - Prof. Dr. Edmond Hajrizi - President of Quality Kosova: "We combine innovation and research based on EOQ values to promote the success through quality in a young European country. Congratulations!"

MOLDOVA - Ion Prisacaru - President of Ecofin:"...Celebrating 60th years of activity, we sincerely thank you for promoting the high standards of quality, sincere greetings and wishes of prodigious activity addressed to EOQ's management and members..." More

NETHERLANDS – Gerard Berendsen – President of NNK: "...We hope that EOQ not only will double its age but also will  double the efforts  and will continue to set the quality agenda together with us." More 

NORWAY - Sidsel Winther Storaas, MSc - NFKR President:"For NFKR, EOQ represents a unique and valuable network of sister organizations with ideas, solutions, opportunities, professionalism and enthusiasm and a heritage and infrastructure for the future..." More

POLAND – Dr. Michal Pachowski, President of the Polish Centre for Testing and Certification: "... During 60 years, the EOQ has been focused on creating and maintaining a common vision of quality in Europe through cooperation of its members..."  More

Portugal/António Ramos Pires - President of APQ Board: "...EOQ had a fundamental role in the second half of 20th century, where big changes in Quality theory and methods were made. In this beginning of 21st century EOQ is facing new challenges, because the world is moving fast and new approaches are needed, but we are confident that EOQ will continue able to find the best answers...! More

ROMANIA - Liliana Nitu, PhD - President of Romanian Association for Quality: "...EOQ has brought us high levels of knowledge,  communication, collaboration and partnership and not the last, shown us the importance of seriousness, unity and support between partners..." More

SLOVAKIA - Martin Luptak - Vice-president of Slovakian Society for Quality: "...For Slovakian Society for Quality EOQ membership means be a part of strong European network which is more and more important for today world competence..." More

SLOVENIA - Janez Bencina - President of SZKO: "Slovenian Quality Association is a proud EOQ member. We’ve been together on QUALITY JOURNEY to be better on the way to the better..." More

SPAIN - Miguel Udaondo - President of the Spanish Association for Quality (AEC):"On behalf of the Spanish Association for Quality (AEC) I would like to congratulate EOQ for the important accomplishments done during these 60 years and wish lot of successes and innovative developments for the future..." More

SWEDEN - Per-Olof Lund - President of SFK: “Belonging to EOQ, the main European Organization dealing with Quality Matters, expands our network throughout Europe for the benefit of our members in the Swedish Association for Quality..." More

TURKEY - Sebahittin Korkmaz - TSE President:"...TSE is determined to continue this close cooperation with EOQ with the motivation to take it to new heights..." More

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.


2016 Events Calendar of EOQ National Representative Organizations

    • Quality Austria/Austria
      09.03.2016 - 22nd qualityaustria Forum in Salzburg. Details here
      28.04.2016 - 3rd qualityaustria Environmental and Energy Forum in Vienna/Linz
      16.06.2016 - Winners‘ Conference and Austrian Excellence Award-giving ceremony - Vienna/Palais Ferstel
      12.10.2016 - 8th qualityaustria Food Forum in Lin
      10.11.2016 - 10th qualityaustria Health Forum in Vienna
    • CyAQ/Cyprus
      - Awarding ceremony of the ”Cyprus Quality Leader of the Year 2015” followed by a panel discussion between three past Cyprus Quality Leaders.
      - General Assembly of Members and election of the new board of directors.
      10.10.2016: Annual Cyprus Quality Conference
    • EAQ/Estonia
      27.01.2016: Conference celebrating EAQ's 25th anniversary and the Quality Innovation of the Year 2015 Gala in Tallinn. For details see
    • AFQP/France
      27.01.2016 - organization of the AFQP "Prix France Qualité Performance" in the Ministère de l'économie, des finances et de l'industrie (Paris)
    • NNK/Netherlands
      16.06.2016 : Business Improvement Event at Leerhotel Het Klooster in Amersfoort. During this event nominated candidates for the title Business Improvement Manager 2016 will held presentations and the best will receive the BIM Award.
    • SFK/Sweden
      7 & 8.04.2016: The Quality Days of the Spring. Place: Linköping
      10.11.2016: World Quality Day. Place: Stockholm
    • SAQ/Switzerland
      10.05.2016: Day of Swiss Quality 2016 in Bern
      02.11.2016: Requirements Engineering Forum in Zürich
      03.11.2016: Unconference in Zürich

    • The EOQ General Assembly, held in Warsaw/Poland on December 4th 2015, approved the further development and implementation of three new EOQ products:

                    • EOQ Model on continuous improvement 

                      • Quality Mark: Recognized by EOQ 

                        • Brand Management

                      For further details please contact EOQ Director General eoq@eoq-org.eu

            • EOQ launches the European Quality Leader (EQL) 2015 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 2015 will be awarded during the 60th EOQ Quality Congress of Helsinki/Finland, June 1-2, 2016.
            • Participation at the annual plenary meeting of ISO TC 176 on quality management systems which took place from 23 to 27 November 2015.  More information: in the EOQ members' area or contact EOQ.
            • 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.


            • 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
            • 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.
            • 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
            • 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

            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. 

            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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