Astangu was awarded new EQUASS Assurance certificate for 2016-2018

21. April 2016

As a result of the audit of Astangu's services in March, we are very glad to be awarded EQUASS Assurance certificate to all of our services for the 3rd time (since 2011).


The European Quality in Social Services (EQUASS) is an initiative of the European Platform for Rehabilitation (EPR). EQUASS aims to enhance the personal services sector by engaging service providers in quality, continuous improvement and by guaranteeing quality of services to service-users throughout Europe.

EQUASS wants to contribute to the creation of a European market and the modernization of personal services of general interest, where service providers can distinguish themselves and use the quality of their service provision as a competitive advantage.

A substantial number of social service providers and individuals in more than 12 European countries have shown their commitment to the EQUASS quality approach by certifying their services or supporting the implementation as well as assessing the EQUASS approach as EQUASS consultants and EQUASS auditors. The growing interest in the EQUASS approach to quality is based on meeting successfully the needs and expectations of stakeholders (such as service users, service providers, funders, social partners and policy makers) in the social sector and the VET sector.

Astangu VRC also acts as the local licence holder for EQUASS in Estonia.