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02 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 24741)  

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Title Participation of 1 Serbian expert to BFUG meeting in Paris - 14/15 October 2008 
Description Relevant Serbian Institutions participate in international conference

capacity building and integration in international networks in the area of QA

participant: Professor Vera DONDUR - CAQA memver 
Status Completed 
Date 14/10/2008 
Location Paris, France
Countries CoE Members: Serbia
  Joint Programme Activity - Serbia-Educ
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP Serbia-Educ - Strengthening Higher Education Reforms in Serbia    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2007/DG4/JP/1741   Serbia-Edu - Strengthening Higher Education reforms in Serbia
Expected Result 1.5 - Complementary measures • Nationwide dissemination of the project activities and results. • Functional project management structures in place allowing for timely, efficient, and effective implementation. • Students are actively involved in the implementation of the reform areas addressed by this Project • Gender equality awareness raised
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Culture and intercultural dialogue
Line of Action ⇒ V.1 – Education and Linguistic Diversity: promoting democratic culture
Programme ☆ V.1.2  Towards a European Higher Education area
Project 1994/DG4/104 European Higher Education Area - qualifications and structural reform of higher education in Europe
Expected Result 6 Stakeholders and authorities in countries that recently joined the Bologna Process benefit from expert advice and targeted assistance in implementing higher education reforms.

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Conference 
Directorate (Service) Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (Directorate of Education - Higher Education and Research Division)
CoE Contact ASHMORE, Sophie   email
Web Pages
Documents & links
1 http://www.coe.int/T/DG4/HigherEducation/default_en.asp
2 http://www.ond.vlaanderen.be/hogeronderwijs/bologna/  
Last Modified 02/12/2008 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 24741) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) The Bologna Follow Up Group (BFUG) oversees the Bologna Process between Ministerial meetings, held every two years. This was the third meeting of the BFUG after the Ministerial conference held in London on 17 – 18 May 2007, and its main purposes were to review progress in implementing the work programme as well as to prepare the next ministerial meeting, to be held in Leuven and Louvain-la-Neuve on 28 – 29 April 2009. 
Output/Results The BFUG:
• Considered a draft reprot on qualifications framewokrs, presneted by the Council of Europe as Chair of the Coordiantion group;
• Considered an analysis of n ational action plans on recognition, carried out by an ENIC-NARIC working party organized by the Council of Europe;
• Considered a draft reprot on the global diemnsion of the Bologna Process, prepared by a working group of which the Council of Europe is a member;
• Considered a draft reprot on the Euroeapn Higehr Education Area beyond 2010, to which the Council of Europe has contirbuted substnatially
• reviewed the implementation of other parts of the work programme 2007 – 2009, on the basis of reports from working and coordination groups as well as from the conferences organized so far;
• reviewed arrangements for the ministerial meetign in Leuven and Louvain-la-Neuve;
• decided that invitations to organise the misniterial meetign foreseen for 2012 should be submitted by the end of this year to allow minsiters to decide on the venue at their conference in Leuven and Louvain-la-Neuve. 
Conclusions/Follow Up The next meetings of the BFUG will be held in Prague on 12 – 13 February and 26 –27 March 2008. The Bologna Board will meet in Prague on 13 January 2008. 
Participants Representatives of Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belgium (Flemish Community), Belgium (French Community), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Germany, Holy See, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Turkey, United Kingdom.

Council of Europe, European Commission, UNESCO-CEPES, EURASHE (European Association of Institutions in Higher Education), European University Association, European Student Union, ENQA - European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, Education International, Business Europe– the European employers’ organisation.
Apologies from Azerbaijan, Iceland, Moldova, Montenegro, and Ukraine.
Consultants/Experts Professor Radu Damian, Chair of the CDESR
Professor Andrejs Rauhvargers, member of the CDESR Bureau and Chair of the Bologna Stocktaking Group 
CoE Secretariat Sjur Bergan, Head of the Department of Higher Education and History Teaching 
Total No. Participants 70 
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