Forum on Central Europe – Budapest 2010

budapest_4EURASHE organised a Forum on Central Europe titled ‘Reform of Higher Education in Central-European Countries‘ in Budapest (Hungary) on 9 March 2010. It is organised by EURASHE, Budapest Business School (BBS) and the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA). Underneath are further information on:

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Following is the programme of the event:

Day 1 – Tuesday 9 March 2010

14.30 – Forum on the Reform of Higher Education in Central-European Countries

 Facilitator: Sjur Bergan, Council of Europe

40 experts from a number of Central European countries

18.30 – Welcome reception with buffet for Forum & Convention attendants

Reform of Higher Education in Central-European Countries

budapest_4The EURASHE Central European Forum for Professional Higher Education brought together experts on the PHE sector from Central Europe in order to establish a dialogue on relevant developments and challenges in the region. The key areas of the half-day Forum were the Mission & Role of PHE, Employability and Qualifications. Representatives from the Baltic States and from some East European countries had been invited as experts, but also joined in the discussions. The Forum’s objective was to set up a platform for discussion on the highlights and problems of the PHE sectors and institutions in the region of Central Europe of establishing a EHEA as brought about by recent developments, mainly by the Bologna process. Attendance was over 45 participants. Primary attention was paid to issues related to PHE, yet the scope of discussion was at times much broader, covering the entire landscape of HE and its links to society. As a follow-up to this Forum, the basic data on PHE sectors in relevant countries submitted by some participants before the Forum, along with the summary on the findings regarding the implementation of the Bologna reform in Central Europe, will be gathered in a publication. Also, participants had the chance to further discuss and exchange their ideas through a new EURASHE online forum to be launched in April 2010.

Following are the speakers of the event:

  • Sjur Bergan - Sjur Bergan is Head of the Education Department of the Council of Europe. He was one of the main authors of the Lisbon Recognition Convention and is a former Co-Secretary... Read more
  • Following are the practicalities of the event:


  • Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) - The Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) is a dynamic think tank in the area of international cooperation in higher education. Its goal is to promote innovation and internationalisation of European higher... Read more
  • Budapest Business School – University of Applied Sciences (BBS) - Budapesti Gazdasági Egyetem (BGE) Budapest Business School (BBS), is the largest university of applied sciences in Hungary. BBS offers enduring experiences in the heart of Europe – Hungary: knowledge, friendship,... Read more
  • 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 sciences... Read more