13th Annual Conference – Gyöngyös 2003

gyongyos_1EURASHE organised its 13th Annual Conference titled ‘After Graz – Before Berlin: “The Assets of the Bologna Process for Professional Higher Education”‘ in Gyöngyös (Hungary) on 5-6 June 2003. Underneath are further information on:

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Following is the programme of the event:

Day 1 – Thursday 5 June 2003

14.00 – Opening of Conference

Sándor Magda, Director, Gyöngyös College of Economics and Agriculture

Roland Vermeesch, General Director, President of EURASHE

14.30 – Plenary Session

Raf Chanterie, Member of Cabinet of Commissioner Viviane Reding, European Commission

Balint Magyar, Minister of Education, Hungary

Changes in the Higher Education in Central-Eastern Europe, László Dinya, Vice-President, EURASHE

Trends in Learning Structures in Higher Education III, David Crosier, Project Manager, EUA

16.00 – Coffee Break

16.30 – Plenary Session ctd.

Stephan Neetens, The National Unions of Students in Europe, ESIB

Colleges and Universities: Partners or Competitors in the Bologna Process, Arpád Balógh, President, Confederation on Hungarian Colleges

20.00 – Reception


Day 2 – Friday 6 June 2003

09.30 – Plenary Session: Survey on the Tertiary Short Cycle (sub-degree) Higher Education in Europe

Søren Nørgaard, Secretary General, EURASHE

Yves Beernaert, International Relations, KHLeuven

Magda Kirsch, International Relations, KHLeuven

10.30 – Coffee Break

11.00 – Comments to the survey, Philippe Mouraux, European Commission, DG-EAC

11.30 – Vocational Training: as a part of the widened Bologna-spectrum, the four-cycles education, István Bilik, Secretary General, Confederation of Hungarian Colleges, Hungary

12.00 – Lunch

14.00 – Plenary Session

Advances in Quality Assurance and Accreditation, Mark Frederiks, Policy Adviser Quality Assurance, HBO Raad, The Netherlands

External quality assurance in the UK: all change – again!, David Parry, Dean of the Academic Standards and Quality Service, Southampton Institute, UK

15.00 – Coffee Break

16.00 – Plenary Session

Panel discussion: Setting Priorities for Professional Higher Education, in the light of the Bologna Process.

Roland Vermeesch, President, EURASHE, David Crosier, Project Manager, EUA, Stephan Neetens, ESIB

16.30 – End of Conference, Roland Vermeesch, President, EURASHE

19.30 – Dinner

Following are the speakers of the event:

  • István Bilik - Dr Istvan Bilik graduated in 1963 at Eötvös Loránd University, getting an MSc in Geology. Dr Istvan Bilik earned his PhD in Volcanology in 1996 and he is since 1996... Read more
  • Sándor Magda - Sándor Magda was born on 13 March 1946 in Ludas, Hungary. He graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture of the Debrecen University of Agriculture. After graduating from the university, he... Read more
  • David Crosier - David joined Eurydice, the European Union’s education information network, in September 2008. He is responsible for the network’s activities on higher education. Eurydice is responsible for providing information on education... Read more
  • Magda Kirsch - Magda Kirsch has 30 years of experience in education and training in Europe. Her particular areas of work include Socrates, Leonardo da Vinci, ESF (European Social Funds) such as Equal,... Read more
  • David Parry - Before coming to Southampton Solent University (then Southampton Institute) in 1999, David worked with various national agencies, including the British Accreditation Council, the Higher Education Quality Council, the Quality Assurance... Read more
  • Roland Vermeesch - Roland Vermeesch was the General Director of the Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen and the President of EURASHE. He is a past President of the Flemish Council of Hogescholen, as well as Vice-President.... Read more
  • Raf Chanterie - Raf Chanterie was a member of the Cabinet of Commissioner for Education and Culture, Viviane Reding.
  • Søren Nørgaard - Søren Nørgaard, a previous President and Secretary General of EURASHE, he was also Senior Advisor of the organisation. † Søren Nørgaard (Denmark), 5th President of EURASHE (1998 – 2000), 3rd... Read more
  • Stephan Neetens - Stephan Neetens has been active as an expert in higher education policy at Flemish and European level since 2004. Stephan Neetens has master degrees in ancient history and law from... Read more
  • Arpád Balógh - Dr. Arpád Balógh is the President of Confederation on Hungarian Colleges.
  • Mark Frederiks - Dr Mark Frederiks is policy adviser international relations with NVAO (Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders), based in The Hague. He is also the Coordinator of the European Consortium... Read more
  • Yves Beernaert - Mr Yves Beernaert is a founding member of EURASHE. He has 30 years of experience in education and training in Europe. He is specialised in project design, project management, project... Read more
  • Bálint Magyar - Dr. Bálint Magyar is a former Minister of Education and Culture of Hungary.
  • Philippe Mouraux - Philippe Mouraux is since 16 October 2002 Information officer and Project manager (Erasmus Accompanying measures) at the European Commission, DG EAC in Brussels. From October 1998 until October 2002 he... Read more
  • Prof. László Dinya - Prof. László Dinya is a professor at the University of Szeged and Eszterhazy Károly University – Eger in Hungary. Former he was Director, Vice-Director at several University Colleges, President of... Read more
  • Following are the practicalities of the event:


  • European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE) - EURASHE is the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education that offer professionally orientated programmes and are engaged in applied research within the Bologna cycles. EURASHE represents universities of applied... Read more