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The European Organization for Quality

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

EOQ 62nd Quality Congress - 21-22 June, 2018 in Paris/France

The EOQ 62nd Quality Congress will be organized in Paris/France at Sorbonne University on 21-22 of June 2018 with the valuable support of the EOQ National Representative organization from France, l'Association France Qualité Performance (AFQP).
Congress motto: "Feel the new Quality way!" See congress second announcement

61st EOQ Quality Congress - October 11-12 2017, Bled/Slovenia

The 61st EOQ Quality Congress was held on October 11-12, 2017 in Bled, Slovenia, having as motto "Success in the Digital Era - Quality as a Key Driver". The Congress was successfully organized with the valuable support of the EOQ National Representative organization from Slovenia, the Slovenian Quality and Excellence Association (SZKO).
Echoes of the 61st EOQ Congress 2017 success - Bled/Slovenia


European Quality Leader 2016 awarded in 2017

Konrad Scheiber - Quality Austria CEO
From left to right: Konrad Scheiber - EOQ First Vice President, Torolf Paulshus - EOQ President, Gerd Hartinger - Winner of EQL 2016

The European Organization for Quality has celebrated the winner of the European Quality Leader Award 2016 at the 61st EOQ Congress, in Bled/Slovenia on October 11th 2017.  

The EOQ Jury selected as winner of the EQL Award 2016, Mr. Gerd Hartinger/CEO of the Geriatric Health Centres of City of Graz/Austria. For more See Press Release

EOQ Presidential Georges Borel Awards 2016

From left to right: Torolf Paulshus - EOQ President, Tatjana Mizori Zupan - Georges Borel 2017 Governmental Award winner, Dr. Eric Janssens - EOQ Director General
From left to right:Dr. Eric Janssens - EOQ Director General, Nikolay Khersonskiy - Georges Borel 2017 International Award winner, Torolf Paulshus - EOQ President

The 2017 EOQ Presidential Georges Borel awarding ceremony took place at the EOQ Presidential meeting held in Bled/Slovenia on October 10th 2017 (see Press Release)

- Tatjana Mizori Zupan - awarded with the EOQ Presidential Georges Borel Award for governmental achievements 

- Nikolay Khersonskiy - awarded with the EOQ Presidential Georges Borel Award for international achievements


  • EOQ launches the European Quality Leader (EQL) 2017 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 2017 will be awarded during the 62nd EOQ Quality Congress of Paris/France, June 21 - 22, 2018.
  • At the EOQ Presidential meeting held in Bled/Slovenia on October 10th 2017, EOQ took over the coordination of the World Alliance for Quality (WAQ). At the same meeting, EOQ expressed its support to the activities of the Global Platform for Quality (GPQ).



  • On the occasion of the 61st EOQ Congress of Bled/Slovenia/11-12.10.2017 EOQ signed a World Partner Memorandum of Understanding with the Quality Council of India (QCI).

    • EOQ achieved milestone in Europe-wide recognition of quality 

    In January 2017 the EOQ was acknowledged by the European Accreditation (EA) for its quality management personnel program (EOQ Competence Specification/Certification Scheme 9000). This allows the accredited certification of quality personnel throughout Europe. Details in EOQ Press Release

      • DGQ/Germany (EOQ NR organization)
        DGQ Quality Day (Q-Tag) on November 22nd 2017 in Stuttgart
        The annual fair “Control” in Stuttgart, May 09-12, 2017
      • HNC/Hungary (EOQ NR organization)
        March 1 - Software for Quality Service - Seminar
        April 6-7 - 10th Lean Forum - Conference on Process Development (Co-Organizer)
        May 31- June 2 - 17th Quality Days of Healthcare - Conference (Co-Organizer)
        September 14-15 - 24th Conference of the ISO 9000 Forum (Co-Organizer)
        October 25 - 14th Conference on Quality Management in the Food Industry
        November 9 - National Quality Conference
        December 8 - World Day of Traditional Food "TERRA MADRE" (Co-Organizer)
      • UASQ/Serbia (EOQ Affiliated member)
        International Convention on Quality-UASQ ICQ 2017, organized on June 5-9, 2017 in Belgrade/Serbia. Details here
      • SFK/Sweden(EOQ NR organization)
        March 15. Quality Day of the Spring at the Linköping University.
        April 27. General Assembly of SFK Sweden. Jönköping at Qvalify AB.
        November 16. World Quality Day at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre in Gothenburg
      • SAQ/Switzerland (EOQ NR organization)
        „Tag der Schweizer Qualität – 10.5.2017“ in Bernehttp://www.tagderschweizerqualität.ch/detail/897/registration/
        „FOREP – Forum Excellence + Performance – 2.11.2017“ in Yverdon-les-Bains
      • SSK/Slovakia
        World Quality Day Congress - November 15-16
    • EOQ updated Normative documents (EOQ Competence Specifications and Certification Schemes) available for all interested organizations and professionals active in the fields of quality, environmental, occupational health and safety, social responsibility, risk, energy management systems! Here
    • EOQ important News! All persons (world-wide) interested in EOQ's activities and products are invited to become EOQ Individual Networking Partner Members


      • MoU signed in Helsinki/01.06.2016 by ITC partners with World Alliance for Quality members to create Global Platform for Quality to assist SMEs - Joint initiative to promote the development of effective quality management and assurance systems. See Press Release

        Photo: from left to right Patricia La Londe/ASQ, Margareta Funder/ITC, Marcos Vaena/ITC, Greg Watson/IAQ, Ichiro Kotsuka/JUSE, Dr. Eric Janssens/EOQ, George Georgiades/EOQ, Bill Troy/ASQ, Dr. Pal Molnar/IAQ, Janak Mehta/IAQ 
      • 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

              • 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.
              • 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. 

              EOQ 60 Years' Celebration

              European Quality Week 2017 Events

              The European Quality Week, organized annually by EOQ, was celebrated this year in the period of November 6 - 12, 2017 under the slogan "Quality Transforms!". The EOQ National Representative Organizations celebrated it in their own countries, by various conferences and events, e.g.:

              • Quality Austria/Austria
                Quality Austria organizes the 11th qualityaustria Health Forum in Vienna - November 16, 2017. Details
              • CSQ/Czech Republic
                Czech Society for Quality (CSQ) is celebrating the EOQ Quality Week 2017 on November 14. The International Conference takes place in Prague. Details
              • HNC/Hungary
                The HNC for EOQ plans following events :
                November 7 Budapest Quality Innovation Conference
                November 7 Budapest Automotive Quality Conference on IATF 16949:2016
                November 21 Szeged  XIV. Quality Management Conference in the Food Industry
              • KOQIM/Kazakstan
                KOQIM is hosting the conference with the theme "Quality in Education - Education in Quality ", on 10th of November 2017,  at NARXOZ University/Almaty
              • ARC/Romania
                ARC organizes workshops on following topics:
                1. Risk management as a core of integrated management systems, Bucharest, 8.11.2017
                2. How to align organisation's strategy to the external factors and needs and requirements of interested parties, Bucharest, 9.11.2017
                3. News from ISO - new editions of standards in management systems field (ISO 19011, ISO 31000 etc.)
              • SSK/Slovakia
                The Slovak Society for Quality (SSK) organizes the national congress „Quality without borders“ on 15-16 November 2017. Details
              • SAQ/Switzerland
                On November 2, 2017, SAQ is co-organizer of the FOREP conference "Quality management: requirement or efficiency?" in Yverdon-les-Bains. Details

              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

              Links to other Organisations: