The Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education (EKKA) is the leading competence centre in the field of external evaluation of educational institutions in Estonia. EKKA’s activities are based on the needs of the Estonian education system and learners as well as guidelines and agreements in the areas of European higher and vocational education. In its daily work EKKA draws on up-to-date know-how tailored to the local context and informs stakeholders of the results of external assessments and analyses conducted thereof.