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1 Higher Education in the Council of Europe Katia Dolgova-Dreyer

2 WHY EDUCATION IN THE COUNCIL PROGRAM? Support democracy, human rights and rule of law Support democracy, human rights and rule of law Essential condition for creating democratic culture Essential condition for creating democratic culture Promote social cohesion and equal opportunities Promote social cohesion and equal opportunities Improve opportunities for individuals Improve opportunities for individuals Develop a Europe of competence and skills Develop a Europe of competence and skills Provide a pan-European voice Provide a pan-European voice

3 STRUCTURE Steering Committee for Higher Education and Research (CDESR) Steering Committee for Higher Education and Research (CDESR) –49 countries of the Cultural Convention –Observers –Annual plenary sessions CDESR Bureau CDESR Bureau –8 members –2 – 3 meetings a year Secretariat Secretariat –DG IV – Education Directorate

4 HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAM Contribution to European Higher Education Area Contribution to European Higher Education Area Recognition of qualifications Recognition of qualifications Public responsibility for higher education and research Public responsibility for higher education and research Governance and democratic culture Governance and democratic culture New project: The University Between Humanism and Market: Redefining its Values and Functions for the 21st Century New project: The University Between Humanism and Market: Redefining its Values and Functions for the 21st Century Council of Europe Higher Education Fora Council of Europe Higher Education Fora Publications series Publications series Web page Web page

5 RECOGNITION OF QUALIFICATIONS Council of Europe/UNESCO Recognition Convention Council of Europe/UNESCO Recognition Convention ENIC Network ENIC Network Close cooperation Council of Europe – UNESCO – European Commission Close cooperation Council of Europe – UNESCO – European Commission Challenges: Challenges: –More emphasis on learning outcomes –More emphasis on helping learners –Good practice, including reasonable definition of substantial differences –Develop recognition culture in some 50 countries

6 PUBLIC RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIGHER EDCAUTION AND RESEARCH Draft recommendation discussed CDESR 2005 and 2006 Draft recommendation discussed CDESR 2005 and 2006 Forum and publication Forum and publication Challenge: how to ensure that public responsibility remains a reality in modern, complex societies? Challenge: how to ensure that public responsibility remains a reality in modern, complex societies? Toward a more nuanced view of what public responsibility means Toward a more nuanced view of what public responsibility means

7 DEMOCRATIC CULTURE Concept included in Action Plan from Third Summit (2005) Concept included in Action Plan from Third Summit (2005) Forum June 2006 on the responsibility of HE for democratic culture, with US partners Forum June 2006 on the responsibility of HE for democratic culture, with US partners Declaration requiring follow up activities by institutions and organizations Declaration requiring follow up activities by institutions and organizations Web site Web site

8 UNIVERSITY BETWEEN HUMANISM AND MARKET New project 2007 – 2010 New project 2007 – 2010 Main aims: Main aims: –consider the rationales, functions and values of higher education in modern, complex societies –one-dimensional vision of higher education is not fit to answer the multidimensional needs of complex modern societies –further develop the concept of the four-fold mission of higher education and research –explore the role of higher education in helping modern society cope with and benefit from cultural diversity –further contribute to the development of a European Higher Education Area addressing the full range of rationales, functions and values of higher education

9 COUNCIL OF EUROPE AND BOLOGNA Consultative member of BFUG and Board Consultative member of BFUG and Board European Cultural Convention institutional framework, with requirement for commitment European Cultural Convention institutional framework, with requirement for commitment CoE/UNESCO Recognition Convention only binding legal text in the Process CoE/UNESCO Recognition Convention only binding legal text in the Process Contributes through activities on recognition, public responsibility, governance, QA and new project Contributes through activities on recognition, public responsibility, governance, QA and new project Special role in assisting countries that joined the Process recently Special role in assisting countries that joined the Process recently

10 BILATERAL and REGIONAL CO-OPERATION Assistance in higher education legislation and reform Assistance in higher education legislation and reform Support integration in European Higher Education Area Support integration in European Higher Education Area Focus: South East Europe, Eastern Europe. Focus: South East Europe, Eastern Europe. Through Through –Expert advice and support –National seminars and conferences –Regional seminars 2006, among others: 2006, among others: –Albania –Bosnia and Herzegovina –The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia –Serbia –Russia Two Informal Ministerial conferences (Western Balkans and 5 New countries in the Bologna Process (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) Two Informal Ministerial conferences (Western Balkans and 5 New countries in the Bologna Process (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine)

11 MORE INFORMATION Council of Europe higher education web site Council of Europe higher education web site –http://www.coe.int/T/DG4/HigherEducation/default_e n.asp n.asphttp://www.coe.int/T/DG4/HigherEducation/default_e n.asp ENIC/NARIC web site ENIC/NARIC web site –http://www.enic-naric.net/ Web site on the responsibility of higher education for democratic culture Web site on the responsibility of higher education for democratic culture –http://dc.ecml.at/ Council of Europe Higher Education Series Council of Europe Higher Education Series –http://www.coe.int/T/DG4/HigherEducation/Resource s/HEseries_en.asp s/HEseries_en.asphttp://www.coe.int/T/DG4/HigherEducation/Resource s/HEseries_en.asp


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