The Support to Higher Education in the ASEAN Region (SHARE) Programme is the European Union’s flagship higher education programme with ASEAN. The SHARE Programme has been in operation since 2015. Having resumed with effect from 27 February 2021 with the agreement for a programme extension between the ASEAN Secretariat and the European Commission until the end of 2022, the SHARE Extension will see the programme continue its support of the ASEAN Secretariat and ASEAN stakeholders to enable greater harmonisation and internationalisation of ASEAN higher education.

The SHARE Consortium is comprised of the British Council, DAAD, ENQA, and Nuffic. There are three main components (so-called Result Areas) during the implementation of SHARE: (1) Policy Dialogues; (2) Qualifications Framework (QF) and Quality Assurance (QA), and (3) Credit-Transfer and Mobility.

Coordinated by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and ENQA, Result Area 2 (Qualifications Framework & Quality Assurance) aims at strengthening and disseminating the ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF) and the ASEAN Quality Assurance Framework (AQAF), including supporting the work of related External Quality Assurance Agencies (EQAAs) with a focus on higher education. Within the frame of bi-regional dialogue and mutual exchange, European partners share their experiences and good practices from the Bologna Process with partners and stakeholders from ASEAN, building on the work already underway across the ASEAN region, especially on the achievements by the AQRF Committee and the ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN).

The SHARE Programme is fully committed to the implementation of the third ASEAN Work Plan on Education 2021 – 2025 for the duration of its extension. Consequently, the SHARE Consortium will bring to bear its collective expertise and experience across the full scope and dimensions of international education in line with the further development of an ASEAN Higher Education Space and an ASEAN branded scholarship scheme, in collaboration with the ASEAN Secretariat and ASEAN stakeholders. A central aim of the SHARE Programme Extension is to catalyse the transfer of ownership of programme outcomes to ASEAN entities and nominated organisations to be embedded within sustainable ASEAN-led structures and processes. For more information about the SHARE Programme Extension, click here. 

For further information regarding the work of the SHARE Programme on Qualifications Frameworks and Quality Assurance, please contact share@daad.de