ERIC Number: ED482161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Bologna Process between Prague and Berlin. Report to the Ministers of Education of the Signatory Countries.
In Bologna, Italy, in 1999 a declaration was signed that spelled out the beginnings of a common European Higher Education Area. At a summit in Prague, Czech Republic, in 2001, the idea initiated in Bologna was clearly endorsed. In the successive period from 2001 to 2003, awareness of the importance of the Bologna process and the real need for the common higher education area dramatically increased all around Europe at governmental and institutional levels. "Bologna" has become a new European higher education brand, easily recognized in governmental policies, academic activities, international organizations, networks, and media. This report synthesizes, to the extent possible in the given frame, the evidence of problems and solutions and the essence of discussions and contributions in the followup period of 2001-2003. The first chapter evaluated the Bologna process from a current perspective. The second chapter focuses on the outcomes of events, including: (1) followup seminars and related activities; (2) further accessions to the Process and its external dimension; and (3) realization of the main goals from Bologna and Prague, pointing toward the summit planned for Berlin in September 2003. The third chapter focuses on problems and issues important for the near future, and the fourth relates to steering of the Bologna process. A bibliography and Internet sources are listed in chapter 5, and a list of abbreviations is in chapter 6. The annexes contain recommendations from all 10 official Bologna followup seminars. (Contains 106 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Community Development, Educational Cooperation, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, International Cooperation, International Education, International Educational Exchange
For full text: http://www.ond.vlaanderen.be/bolognaproces/europa/doc/prague-berlin.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: European Commission, Brussels (Belgium).