EURASHE 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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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
The 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.