This guide was created as a part of the Effective involvement of stakeholders in external quality assurance activities (ESQA) project and it aims to provide guidelines primarily to the QA agencies and national authorities in the EHEA, to strengthen dialogue and co-operation with stakeholders, as well as for their effective involvement in QA processes. The guidelines mainly address the stakeholders’ involvement at the level of external QA activities, aiming to find ways to deepen and make their involvement more effective in the EHEA member countries, according to the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the EHEA (ESG 2015).