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31 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 26972)  

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Title Public presentations on the JP and Bologna Reforms 
Description 3 CoE experts and the project staff will organise 3 public presentations (Novi Pazar, Niš and Kragujevac) with the aim to promote the joint project and Bologna reforms.
Status Completed 
Date 19/05/2009 - 20/05/2009 
Location -, Serbia
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  European dimension of Higher Education: promoting humanistic values and optimising structures
Project 1994/DG4/104 European Higher Education Area: structural reform and qualifications in higher education
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 - Small scale meeting 
Directorate (Service) Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (Directorate of Education - Higher Education and Research Division)
CoE Contact RESTOUEIX, Jean-Philippe   email
Last Modified 08/12/2009 

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Objective(s) Project organized three public presentations in May 2009. Each was held at the different university centre - Kragujevac, Nis and Novi Pazar. In order to offer to the participants extensive overview of the Bologna reform process and an outline of the links between Project components and Bologna trends, at the same time raising awareness of the Bologna process and visibility of the Project, Project team provided participation of three experts, to cover different segments - professor Volker Gehmlich, professor Stephen Adam and Mr Bastian Baumann. On 19th May 09 presentations were held at the Kragujevac and Novi Pazar universities and on the 20th May 09 at the Nis Faculty of Law. Among participants were professors and students from the faculties and university centres. At each university debate was focused on different issues but almost all tackled the following issues as the most important ones: resistance to the Bologna reform and reasons for that, employability, labour market demands and importance of qualifications framework both in relation to old and new qualifications, introducing culture of quality and linking it with higher competitiveness at the European market, mobility and problems linked with recognition of qualifications and study periods. 
Output/Results Presentations were widely covered by local and national media. Relevance of the Joint EC / CoE Project for the future challenges ahead of Serbia within Bologna reform was particularly stressed.

Conclusions/Follow Up Project team will continue not only to undertake activities that are directly aimed at increased visibility of the Joint EC / CoE Project but will also use every other opportunity to raise Project visibility. 
Participants Teaching staff and students from three University centers – Kragujevac, Novi Pazar and Nis
Local and national media

Consultants/Experts Mr Volker Gehmlich, professor, University of applied sciences, Osnabruck
Mr Stephen Adam, professor, Westminster University and UK Bologna expert
Mr Bastian Baumann, Secretary General, Magna Charta Observatory

CoE Secretariat Ms Silvija Panovic-Djuric, Project manager
Mr Aleksandar Stojanovic, Project assistant
Total No. Participants 150 
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