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									                                               Bologna Secretariat
                                          E-mail: secretariat@ehea.info
                                               Website: www.ehea.info




Bologna Process: the next steps
                     Ligia DECA
     Head of the 2010 – 2012 Bologna Secretariat
                                                                  Bologna Secretariat
                                                             E-mail: secretariat@ehea.info
                                                                  Website: www.ehea.info



                       The Bologna Secretariat
     Main role:
      “...to provide neutral support to further the consolidation of the
      European Higher Education Area under the exclusive authority of the
      BFUG and its Chairs and Vice-Chairs.”
     Functions:
 •    Administrative and operational support for BFUG, its sub-structures (WG and
      networks) and the Board (minute-taking, background documents drafting,
      assisting chairs in planning the meeting, communication etc.);
 •    Create and maintain the EHEA permanent website and electronic archives;
 •    Act as an internal and external contact point for the EHEA, while ensuring
      external representation on behalf of the Chairs or based on direct requests;
 •    Organise the 2012 Ministerial Conference and Bologna Policy Forum.
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                                                                              Bologna Secretariat
                                                                        E-mail: secretariat@ehea.info
                                                                             Website: www.ehea.info


                                   The EHEA unfolded
    Bologna action lines                                      EHEA Objectives/ HE
                                                                   priorities
   Pre-Leuven (as listed in the 2007-2009      Post-Leuven (as listed in the 2009 – 2012 Work
   Work Plan)                                  Plan)
   Mobility                                    Social dimension: equitable access and completion
   Degree structure (?)                        Lifelong Learning
   Employability                               Employability
   Recognition (?)                             Student centered learning and the teaching mission of
   Qualifications frameworks (?)               higher education
   Lifelong Learning                           Education, research and innovation
   Quality Assurance (?)                       International openness
   Third cycle                                 Mobility
   Social dimension                            Data collection
   Global dimension                            Multidimensional transparency tools
   Stocktaking                                 Funding
   Beyond 2010 (?)

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                                                                         Bologna Secretariat
                                                                    E-mail: secretariat@ehea.info
                                                                         Website: www.ehea.info



                                   BFUG Workplan
  Working groups:
      International openness: The European Higher Education Area in a Global Context
      Mobility
      Qualification frameworks
      Recognition
      Reporting on the implementation of the Bologna Process
      Social dimension
      Transparency tools
  Networks:
      EHEA Information and Promotion Network
      Network of NQF Correspondents
      NESSIE (Network for Experts of Student Support in Europe)
      Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) network
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                                                                Bologna Secretariat
                                                           E-mail: secretariat@ehea.info
                                                                Website: www.ehea.info




                        Current BFUG debates
 Alden Biesen BFUG meeting (25-26th of August 2010) - highlights:
 Reporting on the implementation of the Bologna Process – questionnaire feedback
 Additional working methods within the EHEA
 Language regime of the ministerial conferences
 Permanent EHEA website, more interactive and an electronic archive
 Possible themes of the next Bologna Policy Forum
 The EHEA mobility benchmark and its links with the similar EU initiatives
 Progress towards implementation of national qualifications frameworks (NQF) in
  all EHEA countries (with 2012 as a deadline for NQFs to be in place and ready for
  self certification)
 ECTS and DS label – report from the European Commission
 Accession criteria (postponed)

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                                                       Bologna Secretariat
                                                  E-mail: secretariat@ehea.info
                                                       Website: www.ehea.info


                The 2012 Bucharest Ministerial Conference and
                    Bologna Policy Forum (27-28th of April)
  Q: What do we know so far?
  A: TETT (Too Early To Tell…)
  Safe guesses or ongoing discussions:
   the two events might be intertwined, both in terms of schedule and
      content;
   there will be only one!
      One Report regarding the implementation of the Bologna Process
      (EUROSTAT, EURYDICE, EUROSTUDENT) to be complemented by a special
      WG report for Transparency Mechanisms and by the EHEA Mobility
      Strategy;
   possible input from the research community doing work on the Bologna
      Process (tbc).
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                                                                                                  Bologna Secretariat
                                                                                           E-mail: secretariat@ehea.info
                                                                                                Website: www.ehea.info




           Policy trends as perceived by the speaker
  Move from policy making at the European level to focus on implementation at the
   institutional level;
  More attention given to composite priorities (SCL, RPL, LLL), that need a certain level of
   “structural” Bologna changes in place.
  “Flirting” with previously off-limits areas such as funding and transparency
   mechanisms;
  A certain political realisation of the fact that the implementation process has not been
   perfect over the past decade and that things might need to be rethought or re-
   implemented:
      “While much has been achieved in implementing the Bologna reforms, the reports also illustrate that EHEA action lines such
      as degree and curriculum reform, quality assurance, recognition, mobility and the social dimension are implemented to
      varying degrees. Recent protests in some countries, partly directed against developments and measures not related to the
      Bologna Process, have reminded us that some of the Bologna aims and reforms have not been properly implemented and
      explained. We acknowledge and will listen to the critical voices raised among staff and students. We note that adjustments
      and further work, involving staff and students, are necessary at European, national, and especially institutional levels to
      achieve the European Higher Education Area as we envisage it.” (Budapest and Vienna Statement 2010)

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                                                                                                                Bologna Secretariat
                                                                                                       E-mail: secretariat@ehea.info
                                                                                                            Website: www.ehea.info




             Ireland and institutional implementation
  Current areas of activity for the Irish Bologna Experts:
        •    Dissemination of the relevance of the Bologna Process and related Irish policy developments to Irish
             higher education institutions;
        •    Promotion of quality assurance;
        •    Promotion of knowledge and understanding of qualifications frameworks;
        •    Promotion of ECTS and Diploma Supplement.


        Relevant questions:
        1.   What is the focus of the Irish institutional level implementation?
              •     Is it related mainly to the EHEA priority areas in which there was already a degree of progress within the Irish
                   context (QF, QA, recognition with its underpinning tools: ECTS, DS)?
              •     What about social dimension for example? Or mobility in the frame of the internationalisation debate? Or the
                   overarching concept of student centered learning in an era of financial and demograhic challenges?

       2.   Would it be necessary to have additional support structures for both the national level and the
       European level Bologna Process 2nd phase?



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                                              Bologna Secretariat
                                         E-mail: secretariat@ehea.info
                                              Website: www.ehea.info




                       Thank you!




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