The main objective of QA HiVETnet was to promote more parity of esteem between higher academic education and higher VET. This aim was to be reached by defining “European Guidelines on Quality Assurance in Higher VET”, which should serve as European reference points for all HiVET providers and qualification awarding bodies

In order to strengthen the cooperation among these organisations, a "European Network on Quality Assurance in Higher VET" was established that should keep the subject matter on the political agenda also beyond the project and develop the guidelines further.