About: Bologna Process

Do not lose sight of education in crisis

Following last month’s Bologna Process Ministerial Conference, Professor Helena Nazaré writes that expenditure in higher education should be deemed an investment rather than a cost, and exhorts governments not to ignore higher education as a by-product of the wider financial crisis.

Creativity ambassador: Bologna Process ‘stifling creative thinking’

Europe's higher education reforms are making university graduates less creative, Erik Spiekermann, one of the 27 ambassadors of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation, told EURACTIV in an interview.

Europe’s education systems ‘stifling creative thinking’

Europe's higher education reforms are making university graduates less creative, Erik Spiekermann, one of 27 ambassadors of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation, told EURACTIV in an interview.

Students denounce ‘à la carte’ implementation of Bologna process

European governments are only implementing the higher education reforms that fit their national agenda, according to student unions. They urge implementation of commitments including the social dimension of the Bologna process, to create a European Area of Higher Education by 2010. 
Economy & Jobs 19-04-2007

EUA on Bologna Process and university modernisation

The Bologna Process has delivered some concrete results, but quite a lot of work is still needed to make sure that the structures work properly, according to Lesley Wilson of the European University Association. Click here to read a shortened version of the interview.  
Economy & Jobs 19-04-2007

Interview: ‘Without autonomy universities can’t modernise’

Universities need to be able to manage their own budget, develop their own strategies and decide with whom they wish to collaborate, otherwise they will never change, argues the European University Association (EUA).
Economy & Jobs 18-10-2006

Interview: ‘Business needs incentives to work with universities’

In order to bridge the gap between academia and industry, universities need to be encouraged to open up to business and vice-versa, argues Professor Sylvain Kahn in an interview with EURACTIV.com.
Economy & Jobs 28-09-2006

MEPs urge implementation of lifelong-learning plans

Lifelong learning is widely encouraged, but too few adults actually participate. MEPs urge member states to implement national strategies on this issue.

New EU qualifications framework to enhance student and worker mobility

The European Qualifications Framework will increase learners' and workers' mobility by making national academic and professional qualifications more understandable across Europe.
Public Affairs 22-08-2006

Analysis: Viva Bologna

In this article, published by Politik & Kommunikation (in German), Izabela Grzywazc looks at the reform of European universities and the new labyrinth of study programmes.
Economy & Jobs 11-05-2006

Commission urges European university reform

A Commission communication has highlighted the need for a rapid modernisation of European universities, which are encouraged to "open up to the business community".
Economy & Jobs 25-04-2006

Bologna Process

The Bologna Process aims to establish a European Area of Higher Education by 2010. The objectives include higher education reform and the elimination of remaining barriers to the mobility of students and teachers.
Economy & Jobs 23-06-2005

Report: More EU and ‘Bologna’ countries needed in future Eurostudent projects

The 'Eurostudent 2005' project says other countries need to join the existing eleven participating countries. The project provides internationally comparable indicators of the social and economic situation of higher education students.
Economy & Jobs 24-05-2005

Education ministers want PhD programmes more in tune with job market requirements

European education ministers meeting at the Bergen summit urged universities to ensure that their PhD programmes are in tune with the job market. They also want a report on the core principles of PhD programmes.
Economy & Jobs 18-05-2005

Ensuring high quality universities high up Bergen Summit agenda

A European Register for Quality Assurance Agencies is one proposal set to be agreed by education ministers in Bergen on 19-20 May. The aim is to achieve cross-border recognition of qualifications and skills across the EU.
Economy & Jobs 28-04-2005

Education ministers to discuss quality assurance at universities in May summit

The European Association for Quality Assurance is proposing a European register of quality assurance agencies to ensure better mutual recognition of degrees across Europe.
Economy & Jobs 07-04-2005

Commission pushes role of universities in Lisbon strategy

The Commission will issue a communication on the role of universities in the Lisbon strategy ahead of the Bergen meeting of European education ministers. Of particular note is its call for a creative mix of public and private funding.