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28 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 26599)  

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Title Participation of 1 CoE expert at the World University Presidents Summit, Belgrade 3-5 April 2009 
Description Participation of 1 CoE expert at the World University Presidents Summit: ''Current Trends in Higher Educationto'' to be held in Belgrade form 3 to 5 April 2009 within the 2009 Universiade.
Status Completed 
Date 03/04/2009 - 04/04/2009 
Location Belgrade, Serbia
Countries CoE Members: Serbia
Others: Brazil / China / Egypt / India / Kazakhstan / Lebanon / Malaysia / South Africa / Tunisia / Uruguay
Groups: States Parties to the European Cultural Convention
Contributors Serbia - Hosting
  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  European dimension of Higher Education: promoting humanistic values and optimising structures
Project 2008/DG4/1366 Promoting Intercultural Dialogue and Democratic Culture through Higher Education
Expected Result 3 Member states are provided with a draft policy recommendation on the role of higher education in fostering democratic culture and intercultural dialogue.

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 BERGAN, Sjur   email
Partners Ministry of Education - National Institution
Belgrade University - University or Institute
Web Pages
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1 http://www.wups2009.com/  
Last Modified 07/12/2009 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 26599) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) The main purposes of the Council of Europe’s contribution to this meeting were to disseminate information about the Council of Europe’s work on higher education reform in the context of the Bologna Process as well as about the current Council of Europe project on higher education reform in Serbia. 
Output/Results The World University Presidents’ Summit was a high profile event to which both the Serbian authorities and Belgrade University attached great importance, as witnessed by the participation of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Education in the opening ceremony. The Council of Europe was represented by the President of the Lisbon Convention Committee and the Secretariat, both with presentations on the Council of Europe’s work on higher education reform in the context of the Bologna Process in the first working session. The Council participation strengthened the CoE profile in Serbia and also introduced the Council’s work to a good number of participants from other parts of the world.

Conclusions/Follow Up The Council of Europe contribution to this conference will be followed up through the ongoing project on higher education reform in Serbia. 
Participants University presidents from more than 50 countries from all parts of the world. 
Consultants/Experts Ms. Carita Blomqvist (Finland), President of the Lisbon Recognition Convention Committee 
CoE Secretariat Sjur Bergan, Head, Department of Higher Education and History Teaching
Silvija Panović-Djurić, Council of Europe Belgrade Office
Miroslava Balabanović, Council of Europe Belgrade Office 
Total No. Participants 150 
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