Becoming an ECBE Member

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Applications for membership in ECBE shall be addressed to the ECBE Board of Directors.

Decision by BoD

Applications for membership are considered and decided upon by the Board of Directors by absolute majority. Such decision can take up to 2 weeks.

The decisions of the Board of Directors is communicated to applicants by the President of ECBE. For new Members, the Membership Fee is due from the date of approval of the applicant as a Member of ECBE.

Applicants that are not accepted for membership shall be notified of the reasons by the President of ECBE; reasons are defined by the Bye-laws. A new application can be made, at the earliest, after a delay of one year counted from the date of notification of the rejected application.


Membership starts after the payment of the first invoice.

For new Members, the Membership Fee is due from the date of approval of the applicant as a Member by the BoD and payable immediately and, next, yearly, in the advisable delay as indicated in the previous paragraph. For the first year, the Membership Fee will be calculated pro-rata the time, on monthly basis. If the approval of the Membership by the BoD is done after July, the first invoice will also include the Membership Fee of the next year.


Members may resign (withdraw) from the membership at any time by submitting a registered letter of resignation to the President of the Agency. The resignation shall take effect the first day of the second month that follows the one, in which the resignation is notified.


If fees remain unpaid by a given deadline, in total or partly, the membership rights of the Member shall be suspended, until total payment has been received, after formal notification, addressed by registered letter or by any equivalent means, jointly signed by the President of the Agency and a Director. Detailed procedure will be available in the Bye-Laws.

Membership flow chart

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Membership Flow Chart

ECBE's 2019 Conference


Digital transformations
in Business Education
Brussels, May 24th - May 25th, 2019

Pre conference seminar:
ENQA Registration and ECBE 2.0:
Future Oriented Accreditation
in a Global Perspective
Brussels, May 23rd, 2019

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ENQA registration process

  • 28/05/2019: EQAR confirms that the application by ECBE for inclusion on the Register is eligible
  • 14/05/2019: ECBE submits the application for EQAR registration
  • 15/04/2019: ENQA and ECBE agree on the full membership time-line; contract is signed
  • 14/01/2019: The General Meetings in Brussels approve the new Statutes
  • 27/12/2018: The BoD sends out answers on the questions and remarks from Members regarding the new Statutes
  • 04/12/2018: The BoD convokes the Special and Extraordinary General Meetings to discuss and agree upon the new Statutes 
  • 30/11/2018: The BoD agreed on the new Statutes of the Agency, in line with ENQA regulations

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Important decisions

  • 07/06/2019: The BoD approves the Bye-Laws, version 2.2
  • 25/05/2019: The BoD prolongs the contract with the DoA and the DoFA for a period of 3 years
  • 25/05/2019: The BoD confirms Paris as the location for the Annual Conference 2020, May 2020
  • 02/05/2019: The BoD approves the Bye-Laws, version 2.0
  • 02/05/2019: The BoD approves the Stage0 procedure about Membership of Members with programmes notified for accreditation
  • 02/05/2019: The BoD welcomes Prof. Marc Van Gastel, Belgium, as the key-note speaker at the Annual Conference
  • 02/05/2019: The BoD confirms the status of Member with Programmes Notified for Accreditation of Swiss School of Higher Education
  • 02/05/2019: The BoD confirms the status of Member with Programmes Notified for Accreditation of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

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