Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación, Spain
ANECA   was set up on 19 July 2002 by agreement of the Council of Ministers, in compliance with article 31 of the Spanish Universities Act. Its mission is to contribute to the improved quality of the higher education system by way of the evaluation, certification and accreditation of degree programmes, teaching staff and institutions.
The main purpose of ANECA is to monitor the performance of the public service of university education according to objective procedures and transparent processes, and to reinforce transparency and comparability as a means for the promotion and quality assurance of both public and private universities and their integration into the European Higher Education Area. In order to achieve its ends, the Agency's activities are carried out in an independent, transparent and objective way that ensures and promotes the participation of the Spanish and international university community.
collapse  Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación, Spain
Rafael Llavori
​Rafael Llavori is head of the Unit for International Relations of ANECA. He is graduated in History at Universidad Complutense de Madrid and he also holds a Master in Modern Languages by the Universidad Complutense. In September 2009 he was elected as member of the Board of the European Association of QA Agencies of Higher Education, ENQA. 12 years in the private sector as a consultant on environmental impact assessments in the field of public works, QA procedures associated to environmental processes. He joined the Spanish National Agency for QA and Accreditation of Higher Education in January 2003, becoming the Head of the Unit in 2005.
Nick Harris
​Nick Harris is a UK consultant in HE, LLL and quality assurance. He holds a BSc and PhD from the University of Bath, and followed an academic career at the University of Durham (UK). A part-time consultancy at a UK research-funding body led to a 'career change', and he moved to the UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) in1998 (just as it was being established). He was a Director from 2002 until his retirement in September 2008. He has been closely involved in qualifications frameworks development across Europe, and undertaken many evaluations, of QA agencies, HE institutions and individual study programmes. He was until recently a UK Bologna Expert and has for several years been an International Advisor to ANECA.
Vanessa Duclos
​Vanessa Duclos has a BA in Foreign Languages (Université Stendhal, Grenoble, France), MA in Management of International Relations and Tourism (Université du Sud-Toulon Var, France). She is Officer for international relations of ANECA since 2009. She coordinated the ENQA review of the French Evaluation Agency for Research and Higher Education (AERES) in 2010 and was in charge of the co-organization of the Biennial INQAAHE Conference 2011 in Madrid on “Quality Assurance: Foundation for the Future”. She currently is coordinator of the International Projects of the Euro-Mediterranean Area. Member of the Working Group for the self-evaluation process for the external review of ANECA carried out by ENQA and member of the European Internal Quality Assurance Group (IQA).