Peer Review - European Peer Review Network

Peer Review

What is Peer Review?

Peer Review is an external evaluation carried out by peers, i.e. colleagues working in similar institutions or environments. Peer Review is used in professional contexts when knowledge and expertise in a particular field of work are essential for an adequate evaluation. Peer Review has a long tradition in the evaluation of research. In the meantime, it has also been adapted for use in other areas which call for the assessment and development of professional activities.

European Peer Review Projects

Since 2003 Peer Review has emerged as a novel evaluation methodology. Between 2004 and 2009 three European projects adapted Peer Review for the external evaluationof institutions of vocational education and training across Europe. 15 European countries have taken part in these projects.

The main product, the "European Peer Review Manual", which describes a standard procedure for Peer Review, was awarded the Lifelong Learning Award in 2009.

Further information on the "roots" of the European Peer Review can be found at the projects' website

Implementing Peer Review

The European Peer Review procedure as set down in the European Peer Review Manual is currently introduced as an external instrument for quality assurance in the vocational education and training systems in various European countries, among which are Finland, Italy, Hungary, Catalonia and Austria. 


Europäische Peer Review Vereinigung
European Peer Review Association

Dr.-Josef-Resch-Pl. 14/3
1170 Wien, Austria


ZVR: 320172311




Upcoming events


QualiTools Workshop for Managers
Oct 10, 2017
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Preparation for Peer Reviews 2017
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Sept/Oct, 2017
QualiTools for ICT trainers

Sept/Oct, 2017
European Peer Training (extended) in Vienna
(request K1 funding)


Recent events

June 20-21, 2017
QualiTools for ICT trainers
4th partner meeting, Birmingham, England

May 30, June 1, 2017
Peer Review VNFIL Extended
2nd partner meeting, Lisbon, Portugal

April 4, 2017
QualiTools for ICT trainers
International Webinar (online)

Nov. 22-23, 2016
QualiTools for ICT trainers
3rd partner meeting, Lisbon, Portugal

June 13-17, 2016
Peer Review VNFIL Extended
Training and partner meeting, Vienna, Austria

QualiTools for IT trainers
2nd partner meeting Vienna, Austria

Peer Review VNFIL Extended
National Stakeholder Committee Meeting, Vienna, Austria

Peer Review VNFIL Extended
Kick-off-Meeting, Arnhem, The Netherlands

Europeerguid RVC
Final meeting and conference, Vienna, Austria

QualiTools for IT trainers
Kick-off-meeting Lodz, Poland

3rd partner meeting, Vilnius, Lithuania

Peer Review Training
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