Ligia Deca

Ligia Deca is a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Luxembourg, focusing on higher education and Europeanisation policy research, with a special interest in the Bologna Process. She recently published in the Journal of the EHEA and Internationalisation of HE Handbook (RAABE) and she is now editing a research volume on higher education reforms in Romania (published by Springer), forthcoming. Previously, she was the Head of the Bologna Follow-Up Group Secretariat (2010-2012), which involved coordinating a team of professionals that supported the activities of the 2009-2012 Bologna Process’ work plan and prepared the 2012 Bucharest Ministerial Conference and Third Bologna Policy Forum, under the coordination of Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports in Romanian, as well as the BFUG Chairs and Vice-Chair. In 2008-2010, she was the Chairperson of the European Students’ Union (ESU). As a Chairperson, she was the main policy and organisational coordinator of ESU, while being the official ESU representative in the Bologna Follow-Up Group, the European Union Lisbon higher education setting and UNESCO. During her mandate, she was also the ESU representative in the E4 group, as well as within the European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) Steering Committee.