Mission of PHE

EURASHE is involved in Mission of Professional Higher Education through its activities linked to the mission and role of professional higher education, entrepreneurship, university-business cooperation.

Underneath are further information on our activities in the area:


EURASHE as the main representative of professional higher education (PHE) in Europe sees as its mission to lead an harmonisation process of the sector across the EHEA. In order to do so, the HAPHE project has been launched in 2012 working on ‘harmonising approaches to professional higher education in Europe’. Together with our member experts, we established the Task Force on the Mission of PHE, EURASHE will continue developing initiatives and supporting its members in strengthening the sector on national and European level.

The term professional higher education cannot easily be defined. From the current absence of any categorisation we may conclude that PHE is just part of higher education and therefore operates within the same triangle of education, research and services to the community. PHE can occur in all kinds of institutions in the broad spectrum of academic, professional and vocational strands, in the same way as it can be offered in several modes of learning (including the traditional ones). Identifying academic institutions with ‘highly theoretical courses’ and professionally orientated institutions and programmes with ‘practical skills development or training’ means to disregard the fact that the comprehensive universities have offered and continue to offer vocational trainings such as for prospective physicians, dentists, veterinary surgeons and architects, which are all ‘professionals’ in their own right. In past decades, we could witness various convergent and divergent processes in higher education, which have had an influence on what is perceived as professional versus academic higher education.

PHE may play an important role as an intermediary between higher education, vocational education and training and the labour market. In particular, PHE institutions are – in a way – ‘bilingual’; they speak both the academic and professional language, and can thus be key players in the process of a better understanding between higher education and the world of work. To attain this aim, it is important to elaborate multidimensional characteristics of PHE with adequate indicators of good practice or even excellence, and to make a comparative review of existing higher education structures in European countries, identifying also problems and weak points of present systems.

(adapted from ‘A Look at Professional Higher Education in Europe’, in Gleichartig – aber anderswertig? Zur künftigen Rolle der (Fach-) Hochschulen im deutschen Hochschulsystem, 2014, Stefan Delplace)

Following are EURASHE news items related to the field:

  • EURASHE invites to the Reversed Peer Learning Activity on Learning & Teaching in Warsaw 6/2/2019- EURASHE together with the Conference of Rectors of State Schools of Higher Vocational Education in Poland (KRePUZ) are inviting to the Reversed Peer Learning Activity: Learning & Teaching in Professional... Read more
  • A Bachelor is a Bachelor: EURASHE releases a statement on Recognition of Qualifications 5/3/2018-   EURASHE (European Association of Institutions in Higher Education) released its position on the recognition of qualifications.  The statement responds to the EU’s public consultation on promoting the mutual recognition... Read more
  • EURASHE at BFUG and the EQAR General Assembly 12/6/2017- EURASHE president Stéphane Lauwick and Sercetary General Michal Karpíšek attended on 24-25 May the Bologna Follow-Up Group (BFUG) meeting in Gozo (Malta), hosted under the auspices of the Maltese Presidency... Read more
  • Expert policy recommendations on PHE from the second PROCSEE PHE Excellence Forum 12/6/2017- The second PROCSEE project PHE Excellence Forum was held in Vis (Croatia) on 30 May – 3 June. The forum brought together around 40 experts from 12 countries around Europe to... Read more
  • Material, presentations, papers, photographs and proceedings of #EURASHE27 are published 14/4/2017- EURASHE organised with the ADIUT, IUT of Le Havre and the University of Le Havre Normandie its 27th Annual Conference titled ‘Professional Higher Education 4.0: A Change for Universities of... Read more
  • Statement of EURASHE on the legislative changes to the Hungarian National Higher Education Act 14/4/2017- Due to the recent amendment of the Hungarian National Higher Education Act CCIV of 2011, which introduces changes to the status of institutions registered in non-EU countries, the status and... Read more
  • European Citizens’ Initiative: More than Education – Shaping Active and Responsible Citizens 6/4/2017- EURASHE encourages members and partners to support the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) “More than Education – Shaping Active and Responsible Citizens“. This ECI campaign was initiated by a group of... Read more
  • PROCSEE report: Policy Challenges for Professional Higher Education in Central and South-Eastern Europe 9/2/2017- EURASHE is a partner in the PROCSEE project on Strengthening Professional Higher Education and VET in Central & South Eastern Europe. The project has now published its first Policy Challenge... Read more
  • Call for contributions EXTENDED for 27th Annual Conference 15/12/2016- EURASHE has decided to extend the call for contributions for its 27th Annual Conference titled ‘Professional Higher Education 4.0: A Change for Universities of Applied Sciences‘. The conference will take... Read more
  • EURASHE 2017 work programme 30/11/2016- In 2017 EURASHE will continue to address its 4 thematic areas; the 2017 work programme comprises: Mission of professional higher education Our 27th Annual Conference organised on 30-31 March in Le Havre (France)... Read more
  • Regional Challenges facing PHE discussed at the first PROCSEE Excellence Forum 19/10/2016- The first Professional Higher Education (PHE) Excellence Forum was held from 28 September to 1 October 2016, in Logarska Dolina, Slovenia as part of the PROCSEE project. The forum brought together about... Read more
  • Call for contributions and registrations open for EURASHE’s 27th Annual Conference 17/10/2016- EURASHE has launched a call for contributions for its 27th Annual Conference titled ‘Professional Higher Education 4.0: A Change for Universities of Applied Sciences‘. The conference will take place in... Read more
  • Professional Higher Education 4.0: A Change for Universities of Applied Sciences at EURASHE’s 27th Annual Conference 6/10/2016- Are universities of applied sciences ready to respond to the changes and expectations of the 4th industrial revolution, or so-called Industry 4.0? Join us next year at EURASHE’s 27th Annual... Read more
  • European study into University-Business Cooperation – Opinions sought 3/10/2016- Due to its potential for positive impact on business innovation and skills as well as higher education engagement and student employability, the European Commission has commissioned a wide-ranging study on... Read more
  • EURASHE strategic survey for universities of applied sciences – have your say! 29/9/2016- EURASHE formally represents universities of applied sciences and other colleges and schools of professional higher education towards the European institutions and within the Bologna Process/EHEA. The views of members and... Read more
  • EURASHE calls for continuing opportunities for collaboration with British higher education 27/6/2016- EURASHE, as a European representation of universities of applied science and other type of institutes of professional higher education, would like to express its regrets on the result of the... Read more
  • Registrations are open for the 1st International Conference on Europe in Discourse, Athens, 23-25 September 3/6/2016- Hellenic American University in cooperation with Hellenic American College announces that registration is now open for the 1st International Conference on Europe in Discourse: Identity, Diversity, Borders, organised in Athens (Greece) on... Read more
  • We are looking for Experts in Professional Higher Education 16/5/2016- As part of its efforts to create a regional centre for Professional Higher Education Excellence in Central and South-Eastern Europe, the PROCSEE project is looking for experts which will help... Read more
  • 2016 26th Annual Conference: Material & Photographs 6/5/2016- EURASHE organised its 26th Annual Conference titled ‘Centres of cooperation striving for excellence: professional higher education and the world of work‘ in Belgrade (Serbia) on 21-22 April 2016. The material... Read more
  • OBRAD conference on aligning education with labour market needs, 2-3 June, Zagreb 27/4/2016- The OBRAD project is organising a conference on aligning education with labour market needs in Zagreb (Croatia) on 2-3 June 2016. The project’s goal is to initiate and moderate constructive... Read more
  • Last chance to register for EURASHE’s 26th Annual Conference: registrations close on Monday 11 April 7/4/2016- Because education is the gateway to the future, in two weeks’ time EURASHE’s 26th Annual Conference will take place in Belgrade (Serbia). On 21-22 April, speakers from higher education institutions... Read more
  • Quality development in dual education – a report by Stifterverband 25/3/2016- Dual education is on the rise. But what does it mean for higher education institutions? Stifterverband has published a practical handbook on the subject. The permeability between vocational and academic... Read more
  • Testing the Feasibility of a European Graduate Study 21/3/2016- The EUROGRADUATE project has published its final outcome, its report on Testing the Feasibility of a European Graduate Study. Readers have before them the results of a remarkable undertaking, one... Read more
  • Call for Good Practice Case Studies > State of European University-Business Cooperation 18/3/2016-   As part of the ‘State of European University-Business Cooperation’ study we are inviting organisations involved with university-business cooperation (UBC)* including businesses, academics, higher education institutions, universities, intermediaries and policy makers to suggest... Read more
  • University-Business Cooperation for a better future: Inspiring innovation in organic farming 8/3/2016- For the eighth consecutive year the “Day of Organic Farming”, organised by the University of Agribusiness and Rural Development (UARD), took place on 26 February 2016 in Plovdiv (Bulgaria). The... Read more
  • Invitation for 2016 University-Industry Interaction Conference – DISCOUNT for EURASHE members 24/2/2016- The UIIN Conference is the largest global event centred on university-industry interaction, entrepreneurial universities and collaborative innovation. Are you a university manager, researcher, policymaker or are you a business innovation... Read more
  • Final seminar of the EUROGRADUATE Feasibility Study on 15 March in Berlin, Germany 22/2/2016- Registration for the final seminar of the EUROGRADUATE Feasibility Study will close on Monday 29 February. The EUROGRADUATE final seminal will take place on 15 March 2016 at Humboldt-University in Berlin... Read more
  • Programme and speakers of the 26th Annual Conference 19/2/2016- Join us at our Annual Conference on the theme: “Centres of cooperation striving for excellence: professional higher education and the world of work” in Belgrade (Serbia) on 21-22 April 2016.... Read more
  • 2016 26th Annual Conference: Registrations are open! 4/12/2015- EURASHE’s 26th Annual Conference has officially been launched. The conference is titled ‘Centres of cooperation striving for excellence: professional higher education and the world of work‘ and will take place... Read more
  • EURASHE 2016 work programme 27/11/2015- In 2016 EURASHE will continue to address its 4 thematic areas; the 2016 work programme comprises: Mission of professional higher education Our 26th Annual Conference organised on 21-22 April in... Read more
  • Seminar on PHE – Moscow 2015 – Material! 7/10/2015- EURASHE co-organised a seminar on 25 September in Moscow (Russia) titled ‘Professional Higher Education as a Solution to the Economic Crisis‘. The presentations of the seminar are now online. They... Read more
  • Call for posters on funding of professional higher education at Warsaw seminar 22/8/2015- On the first day of the seminar ‘Innovative PHE: New trends for the future‘ in Warsaw (Poland) on 14-15 October 2015, a poster session will take place on the topic of funding... Read more
  • Questionnaire on Institutional funding and on Research, development and innovation (RDI) activities of professional higher education 18/8/2015- EURASHE is committed to actively contribute to the development of professional higher education and applied research. Recently it established a working group dedicated to RDI. EURASHE is also reviewing institutional... Read more
  • Announcing: Seminar on Innovative PHE: New trends for the future, Warsaw, 14-15 October 8/7/2015- EURASHE will organise a seminar on professional higher education (PHE) titled ‘Innovative PHE: New trends for the future‘ in Warsaw (Poland) on 14-15 October 2015. It is organised by EURASHE... Read more
  • 2015 EHEA Ministerial Conference in Yerevan (Armenia) 2/6/2015- A delegation of EURASHE participated in the 2015 EHEA Ministerial Conference and the 4th Bologna Policy Forum on 14-15 May 2015 in Yerevan (Armenia). The conference gathered the EHEA ministers... Read more
  • Recommendations from Professional Higher Education to EHEA Ministers 7/5/2015- EURASHE’s 2015 General Assembly, meeting on 15 April 2015 in Lisbon (Portugal), endorsed the position paper ‘Making European Professional Higher Education a Key Player in the Development of a Fastly... Read more
  • Material of the seminar on regional cooperation published! 24/4/2015- On 6 March 2015, EURASHE supported the organisation of a Seminar on Regional Cooperation titled ‘Profiling Professional Higher Education‘ that was organised in Belgrade (Serbia). It was organised by the... Read more
  • Presentations and Report of EURASHE-EMCOSU Workshop 20/3/2015- On 26 February 2015, EURASHE hosted a valorisation workshop of the EMCOSU project titled ‘Emerging Modes of Cooperation between Private Sector Organisations and Higher Education Institutions‘. University-business cooperation (UBC) is... Read more
  • 2015 25th Annual Conference: Registrations are open! 23/1/2015- EURASHE’s 25th Annual Conference has officially been launched. The conference is titled ‘Professional Higher Education more relevant than ever – Challenges for the Future‘. More information is available on the... Read more
  • Building bridges for a more professional higher education: Join us in Otočec (Slovenia) on 16-17 October 11/9/2014- EURASHE will organise a Seminar on Professional Higher Education (PHE) titled ‘Building bridges for a more professional higher education‘ in Otočec (Slovenia) on 16-17 October 2014. The Seminar is a 2 day... Read more
  • Contribute to the 2015 Trends Report 27/2/2014- The European University Association (EUA) is currently preparing its next Trends Report, to be published in time for the Bologna Ministerial meeting in the spring of 2015 in Yerevan (Armenia).... Read more
  • EU Validation Seminar on Defining PHE – 5 February 2014 17/1/2014- EURASHE, and its partners of the HAPHE project, will organise on 5 February 2014 in Brussels (Belgium) an EU Validation Seminar on Defining Professional Higher Education. Its aim will be... Read more
  • HAPHE update: Profile of PHE in Europe 13/11/2013- The HAPHE project reached the second stage in its development, after Mapping Professional Higher Education in Europe, the wide examination of the different approaches to PHE provision through desk research and... Read more
  • European Citizens’ Initiative: Invest in Education 7/11/2013- EURASHE is an official supporter of the European Citizens’ Initiative: Invest in Education that proposes to exclude from the calculation of each country’s public spending deficit, that part of Government... Read more
  • EURASHE Statement on the Erasmus+ Programme and its Impact on Higher Education 4/11/2013- The Erasmus+ programme, the new multiannual programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport, came to the final approval of the European Parliament, linked to the approval of the Multiannual Financial... Read more
  • Call for Papers in the framework of Privatization in Education Research Initiative (PERI) 20/10/2013- In March and June, 2014 European Education will publish a special issue in two volumes dedicated to marketization, privatization, and shadow education in Southeast/Central Europe and Eurasia. This special issue will be... Read more
  • EUCIS-LLL Consultation for the European Education, Training and Youth Forum 2013 on Erasmus+ 11/9/2013- The 2013 Education, Training and Youth Forum organised by the European Commission, which will take place on 17-18 October in Brussels (Belgium), will promote the idea of ‘Working together for... Read more
  • HAPHE update: drafting a definition for PHE 10/9/2013- The HAPHE project (Harmonising Approaches to Professional Higher Education in Europe) has currently reached the second stage in its development and after Mapping Professional Higher Education in Europe, the wide... Read more
  • Harmonising Approaches to Professional Higher Education in Europe: an Update 11/7/2013- HAPHE project stands for Harmonising Approaches to Professional Higher Education in Europe and is one of the core focuses of EURASHE in 2013. Together with the 10 partners, ensuring strong... Read more
  • HIGHER EDUCATION – MAKING THE KNOWLEDGE TRIANGLE WORK – conference report published! 29/5/2013- EURASHE is pleased to present the Report of its 23rd Annual Conference on ‘HIGHER EDUCATION – MAKING THE KNOWLEDGE TRIANGLE WORK’, held on 9-10 May 2013 in Split (Croatia). The... Read more
  • European Youth Week 2013 29/5/2013- The European Youth Week 2013 started earlier this week, Monday 27 May and is highlighting the achievements of the Youth in Action programme. Lasting until Sunday 2 June 2013, the... Read more
  • EURASHE contributes to CoE’s 24th Standing Conference of Ministers of Education – 26-27 April 2013 21/5/2013- On 26-27 April 2013, EURASHE was represented at the 24th Standing Conference of Ministers of Education of the Council of Europe in Helsinki (Finland) by a delegation comprising its President... Read more
  • EURASHE’s 23rd Annual Conference – Report soon published 13/5/2013- EURASHE’s 23rd Annual Conference on ‘HIGHER EDUCATION – MAKING THE KNOWLEDGE TRIANGLE WORK‘ was successfully held on 9-10 May 2013 in Split (Croatia). Contributions, speeches, presentations, photographs of the Conference... Read more
  • 4th University Scholars Leadership Symposium – August 2013, Philippines 20/4/2013- Humanitarian Affairs is organising the 4th University Scholars Leadership Symposium in Manila, Philippines from August 1 to 7, 2013, with the support of the United Nations. Humanitarian Affairs is a member... Read more
  • EURASHE 23rd Annual Conference ‘Higher Education – Making the Knowledge Triangle Work’ PROGRAMME 7/3/2013- EURASHE’s 23rd Annual Conference is organised on 9-10 May 2013 in Split (Croatia). EURASHE as the voice of professional higher education in the Bologna Process endeavours to link EDUCATION, INNOVATION... Read more
  • Call for the Expression of Interest for the position of President of the Technological Education Institute (TEI) of Pireaus 12/2/2013- The Hellenic Ministry of Education & Religious Affairs, Culture & Sports, Directorate of European Union Affairs, Department A’-Coordination, has issued a Call for the Expression of Interest for the position... Read more
  • EURASHE 23rd Annual Conference – “HIGHER EDUCATION – MAKING THE KNOWLEDGE TRIANGLE WORK” – 9-10 May 2013 – Split (Croatia) – REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN! 15/1/2013- The 23rd Annual Conference of EURASHE will be held on Thursday 9 and Friday 10 May 2013 in Split (Croatia) at the occasion of the country joining the European Union.... Read more
  • University of Oslo’s European Master in Higher Education’s Students visiting EURASHE 1/6/2012- On Wednesday 23 May 2012, EURASHE had the pleasure to welcome students from the European Master of Higher Education (HEEM) from the University of Oslo (UiO) to its premises. It... Read more
  • EURASHE’s participation and message at the Bologna Ministerial Meeting, Bucharest: TOWARDS A DIVERSIFIED, RESPONSIVE AND COMPETITIVE EUROPEAN HIGHER EDUCATION 1/5/2012- A delegation of EURASHE led by President, Prof. Andreas G. Orphanides, participated in the Bucharest Ministerial Conference and the 3rd Bologna Policy Forum on 26-27 April. This high-profile biannual event... Read more
  • 30 stakeholders’ proposals to improve the draft regulation “Erasmus for All” 16/3/2012- EURASHE is a member of the Coalition and supports its goals; it is composed of: “Erasmus for All” is the new programme proposed by the European Commission on 23 November... Read more
  • 4th Conference of DOBA Faculty – Maribor, Slovenia 24/2/2012- DOBA Faculty of Applied Business and Social Studies Maribor invites you to attend the Dynamic Entrepreneurship for Economic Growth – Promoting sustainable growth for the prosperity and new jobs scientific conference with... Read more
  • 30 Stakeholders’ common messages on the Erasmus for All programme 20/12/2011- On 15 December, a coalition of 30 European networks gathering thousands of organizations in secondary and higher education, vocational education and training, youth, adult education and popular education adopted common... Read more
  • Following are in-depth articles that will provide you with more insight into the field:

  • EURASHE working group on the Mission of Professional Higher Education- EURASHE has established its Working group on the Mission of Professional Higher Education to coordinate its activities in this area. Underneath are further information on the working group:
  • Professional Higher Education in Europe: Characteristics, Practice examples and National differences- The report on Professional Higher Education in Europe: Characteristics, Practice examples and National differences presents the main outcomes of the work conducted under the HAPHE project in 2012-2014 by EURASHE,... Read more
  • Profile of Professional Higher Education in Europe- This report on the state of PHE in Europe contains the first step of the work conducted by the HAPHE consortium, namely the outcomes of our activities aiming at Mapping Professional... Read more
  • Following are projects in which EURASHE is involved and that are related to the field:

  • WEXHE- EURASHE is a partner in the WEXHE project.
  • APPRENTICESHIPQ- EURASHE is a partner in the ApprenticeshipQ (Mainstreaming Procedures for Quality Apprenticeships in Educational Organisations and Enterprises) project. Underneath are further information on:
  • APPRENTICETRACK- EURASHE is a leading partner in the SAT (Smart Electronic System for Tracking Apprenticeships) project. Underneath are further information on:
  • UBC – State of European University-Business Cooperation- EURASHE is a partner in the UBC project on the State of European University-Business Cooperation. Underneath are further information on:
  • EUROGRADUATE – Feasibility study for a European graduate study- EURASHE is in the stakeholders’ board of the EUROGRADUATE project on a Feasibility study for a European graduate study. Underneath are further information on:
  • EMCOSU – Emerging Modes of Cooperation between Private Sector Organisations and Universities- EURASHE is an associate partner in the EMCOSU project on Emerging Modes of Cooperation between Private Sector Organisations and Universities. Underneath are further information on:
  • HAPHE – Harmonising Approaches to Professional Higher Education in Europe- EURASHE is leading the HAPHE project on Harmonising Approaches to Professional Higher Education in Europe. Underneath are further information on:
  • SEPHE II – Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Professional Higher Education (Part II)- EURASHE is leading the SEPHE II project on Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Professional Higher Education (Part II). Underneath are further information on:
  • SEPHE – Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Professional Higher Education – Pilot Project- EURASHE is leading the SEPHE project on Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Professional Higher Education – Pilot Project. Underneath are further information on:
  • Following are events related to the field:

    Following are upcoming EURASHE events:

    More to come soon…

    Following are upcoming stakeholders events:

    More to come soon…

    Following are the most recent 20 past events, for more see our full calendar here:

    EURASHE Summer cocktail
    Brussels (Belgium), 13 Jun 2018,
    3rd International Congress on Vocational and Professional Education and Training
    Winterthur (Switzerland), 6 Jun 2018 - 8 Jun 2018, n/a
    Certification and Accreditation Working Group (CAGW)
    Brussels (Belgium), 20 Dec 2017,
    BFUG Advisory Group 3
    Brussels (Belgium), 7 Dec 2017, n/a
    What Strategy and Investment for Education &Training by 2030?
    Brussels (Belgium), 1 Dec 2017,
    Future of Higher Education – Bologna Process Researchers’ Conference Third Edition
    Bucharest (Romania), 27 Nov 2017 - 29 Nov 2017,
    The Committee of the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications Concerning Higher Education in the European Region
    Strasbourg (France), 14 Nov 2017,
    EURASHE working group on the Mission of PHE – October 2017
    Brussels (Belgium), 12 Oct 2017, n/a
    Directors General for Higher Education (DG HE) meeting
    Tallinn (Estonia), 12 Oct 2017 - 13 Oct 2017, n/a
    EQF AG Peer Learning Activity "The role of non-governmental stakeholders in implementing the 2012 Recommendation on validation of non-formal and informal learning
    Lisbon (Portugal), 21 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017,
    BFUG advisory group on revision of Diploma Supplement
    Tirana (Albania), 14 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017,
    EAIR 39th Annual Forum Porto 2017 'Under pressure? Higher education institutions coping with multiple challenges'
    Porto (Portugal), 3 Sep 2017 - 6 Sep 2017, n/a
    EURASHE summer cocktail
    Brussels (Belgium), 16 Jun 2017, n/a
    HUMANE 20th Anniversary Conference: Crisis Leadership in Universities in a Globalised World
    Paris (France), 9 Jun 2017 - 10 Jun 2017, n/a
    PROCSEE’s 2nd PHE Excellence Forum
    Vis (Croatia), 31 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017, Michal Karpíšek, Fernando Galan
    5th European Women Rectors Conference: "Pivoting on Gender Equality Through the Lens of Leadership: Policies, Strategies and Actions"
    Brussels (Belgium), 29 May 2017 - 30 May 2017, n/a
    ARES seminar "Migration, asile et inclusion sociétale dans et par l’enseignement supérieur et la recherche en Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles"
    Brussels (Belgium), 12 May 2017, n/a
    "Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Organizational and social capital as a key for the future success" 5th Annual Entrepreneurship Conference
    Tallinn (Estonia), 4 May 2017, n/a
    CICan 2017 Conference “Celebration”
    Ottawa (Canada), 30 Apr 2017 - 2 May 2017, n/a
    International Business Conference 2017: Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Vilnius (Lithuania), 24 Apr 2017 - 25 Apr 2017, n/a

     

    Following are documents in EURASHE’s library that are related to the field, you can search our library here:

    EURASHE’s activities in the field are carried out by:

  • EURASHE working group on the Mission of Professional Higher Education- EURASHE has established its Working group on the Mission of Professional Higher Education to coordinate its activities in this area. Underneath are further information on the working group: