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1 CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN BOLOGNA PROCESS Vlasta Vizek Vidović Vicerector for international relations University of Zagreb Zagreb, November, 2004

2 Messages from Councils of Europe Lisbon – Barcelona – Why Bologna? The Europe should be made the most competitive and dynamic knowledge based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion. The main force behind it should be European Area of Higher Education

3 The milestones of Bologna process Ministerial conferences & key documents Lisabon convention1997 Sorbonne declaration1998 Bologna declaration1999 Prague communique2001 Berlin communique2003 Bergen?2005

4 The landscape of Bologna process members Full members: 40 member countries + EC Applicants: Armenia Moldova Ukraine Consultative members: Council of Europe EUA EURASHE ESIB UNESCO-CEPES

5 Handling & monitoring the Bologna process Bologna follow-up group (BFUG) 2001 – responsibility for the continuing development of the Bologna process - 16 seminars dedicated to the enhancement of the process - planning of the ministerial conferences EUA – European university association 2001 – 2004 Trends 1/2 Analysis of HE structures at a national level Trends 3 – European comparison of progress on the Bologna process Trends 4 – Analysis of institutional responses regarding implementation of the Bologna process (60 sites visits)

6 Key elements of the process BOLOGNA Common degree structure ECTS as transparency instrument Recognition of degrees Promotion of mobility Promotion of European dimension Cooperation in quality assurance PRAGUE Promotion of LLL Involvement of students Enhancement of attractivness & competitiveness of EHEA

7 Priorities for 2005 From BERLIN to BERGEN Mutual shared criteria and methodologies for QA Two-cycle degree system: definition of outcomes Recogniton of degrees and periods of study Doctoral studies - link to the European Reserach Area Social dimension: HE public good/responsibility

8 Topics in focus of BFUG Improving recognition system of degrees and period of studies, Latvia Bachelor degree – what is it? Russia The employability and its links to the objectives of the Bologna process, Slovenia Designing policies for mobile students, Netherlands Using learning outcomes, Scotland,UK Bologna and the challenges of e-learning and distance education, Belgium Joint degrees –further development, Sweden

9 Topics in focus of BFUG Cooperation between accreditation committes/agencies, Poland Doctoral programmes for the European knowledge society, Austria The social dimension of HED facing the world-wide competition, France The framework of qualifications of the EHEA, Denmark

10 2003. EUA response to: EU consultation document on The Future Development of The European Union Education,Training and Youth Programmes after 2006 Key Issue: Launching a new generation of EU programmes – one framework programme for education and training overarching existing paralel programs

11 Bologna descriptors Holistic Bologna - vertical and lateral multiplicty and flexibility Systemic Bologna – chain reactions: changes in financing, governance, infrastructure Ambivalent Bologna – competitiveness vs. solidarity and cooperation, entrepreneurship vs. public good Continuing Bologna – language barriers, internalisation of recruitment procedures, free choice of enrolment place based on Trends III report

12 What takes to make the Bologna process work at national level? 1. National commitment 2. National legislation 3. National support: financial and human 4. Institutional mission/policy/leadership 5. Institutional communication: Bologna coordinator 6. Readiness & capacity for change at different institutional levels: faculty, staff, students

13 The secret of getting ahead is getting started

14 Linking to Bologna process


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