The Quality Knowledge Exchange Network (Q-KEN), formerly refered to as the Expert Group on Quality (ExG-Q), was created by the 1997 CERCO General Assembly.
The Q-KEN has three key areas of interest: Quality management, Data Quality and Standards. The methods that the Q-KEN uses to cover these main areas are benchmarking, general meetings with seminars on these topics and projects.
The Q-KEN currently consists of almost 30 active and corresponding members representing over 20 NMCAs. The Quality KEN is managed by a chairperson and a coordinating committee, and generally holds two plenary meetings every year.
Quality KEN in Brussels, Belgium, May 2010
A Coordinating committee was created in September 1999 in order to have a more efficient organisation. It is composed of permanent members who are responsible to decide how best to deal with the various topics under the heading of quality. It is in charge of:
Coordinating and deciding the activities with the workplan approved by the EuroGeographics General Assembly
Co-ordinating Committee (Helsinki 2008)