ANECA's objective is the promotion and assurance of quality in accordance with the standards and guidelines established in the European Higher Education Area (Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area, ESG) and the European Union's strategy for the European Education Area, which makes Europe a strategic area of international action for the agency.

ANECA is actively involved in the construction of the European Higher Education Area, as well as the European Education Area in the field of quality in higher education. It does so through its participation in different forums and its involvement in projects and initiatives of accompaniment and collaboration related to standards and good practices for quality improvement, European university alliances, European degrees, micro-credentials, etc.