Bologna Follow-up Group (BFUG)

EURASHE is involved in the activities of the Bologna Follow-Up Group (BFUG) through its activities in the Bologna Process, the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), its status of Consultative Member of the BFUG, and its active participation in the EHEA Ministerial Conferences.

Underneath are further information on our activities in the area:


Following are EURASHE news items related to the field:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Priorities of the Bologna Follow-Up Group (BFUG) in 2015-2018 2/2/2016- Following the EHEA Ministerial Conference of 14-15 May 2015 in Yerevan (Armenia), a new period of development for the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) begins in the Bologna Follow-Up Group... 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
  • 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
  • Higher education stakeholder organisations present proposal for revised “Standards and Guidelines for quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area” (ESG) 18/3/2014- The E4 Group (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), European Students’ Union (ESU), European University Association (EUA), European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE)), in cooperation... Read more
  • EURASHE involved in Revision of the ECTS Users’ Guide 24/4/2013- EURASHE has been involved in the Bologna Follow-Up Group (BFUG) Ad-Hoc Working Group on the Revision of the ECTS Users’ Guide along with representatives of Armenia, Austria, Belgium/Flemish Community, Germany, France,... 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
  • Bologna-Process_logo_1The Bologna Process, launched with the Bologna Declaration of 1999, is one of the main voluntary processes at European level, as it is nowadays implemented in 48 states, which together make the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The main follow-up structure is the Bologna Follow-Up Group (BFUG) that is composed of the representatives of all member countries of the Bologna Process and the European Commission, and Consultative Members including EURASHE, the Council of Europe, UNESCO etc.

    In 2015 Belarus became the 48th member state of the EHEA.


    EHEA_logoThe EHEA was launched in March 2010, marking the 10th Anniversary of the Bologna Process, during the 2010 Budapest-Vienna Ministerial Conference.

    The EHEA was the main objective of the Bologna Process since its inception in 1999. Ensuring more compatible, more comparable and coherent systems of higher education in Europe is one of the reasons behind its creation.

    You can learn more on the Bologna Process and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) on the official website of the EHEA here.


    The BFUG, which gathers representatives of all member countries, the European Commission and consultative members: EURASHE with the other partners of the E4-Group (ENQA, ESU, EUA), the Council of Europe, UNESCO, Education International (EI) and BUSINESSEUROPE, is the main follow-up structure of the Bologna Process.

    The BFUG oversees the implementation of the Bologna Process between the ministerial meetings, and all its members actively participate in the working agenda.

    As a member of the BFUG, EURASHE is invited to represent the voice of professional higher education (PHE) during meetings of the BFUG working groups, the BFUG Board but also BFUG meetings.

    Every few years minsiters in charge of higher education in the EHEA meet in order to assess the advancement of reforms in higher education in Europe. There have been 9 such EHEA Ministerial Conferences so far. In addition, a Bologna Policy Forum has also been organised in parallel to the ministerial conferences to gather partners in higher education from outside the EHEA.

     

    9. Yerevan (Armenia), 14-15 May 2015, website, Communiqué

    EHEA_conference_2015_logo EURASHE was represented in the 9th EHEA Ministerial Conference by its Andreas G. Orphanides, its Vice-Presidents, Michal Karpíšek and Patrick Blondé, its Secretary General, Johan Cloet, and Stéphane Lauwick its incoming President.

     

    8. Bucharest (Romania), 26-27 April 2012, website, Communiqué

    EURASHE was represented at the 2012 EHEA Ministerial Conference by a delegation of 5 comprising of Andreas G. Orphanides, EURASHE’s President, Michal Karpíšek, EURASHE’s Vice-President, Stefan Delplace, EURASHE Secretary General, Nicolae Dură, ‘Ovidius’ University of Constanta (member of EURASHE) and Tim Creedon, Institutes of Technology Ireland (IOTI) (member of EURASHE) and President of UASnet.

    7. Budapest/Vienna (Hungary/Austria), 10-12 March 2010, website, Declaration

    6. Leuven/Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), 28-29 April 2009, website, Communiqué

    EURASHE had an official delegation of 5 persons present at the 2009 Bologna Ministerial Conference. The delegation was led by President Lars Lynge Nielsen, and further consisted of Vice-Presidents Andreas G. Orphanides and Michal Karpíšek, Secretary General Stefan Delplace and Ann Verreth, Secretary General of the Flemish Council of University Colleges (VLHORA), as a representative of the national member associations of EURASHE. Apart from the above delegation, there was a strong representation of EURASHE members in the national delegations, among others Gintautas Bražiūnas (Lithuania), James Calleja (Malta), Mati Lukas (Estonia), and Razis Panos (Cyprus)

    5. London (United Kingdom), 17-18 May 2007, Communiqué

    4. Bergen (Norway), 19-20 May 2005, Communiqué

    3. Berlin (Germany), 18-19 September 2003, Communiqué

    2. Prague (Czech Republic), 18-19 May 2001, Communiqué

    1. Bologna (Italy), 18-19 June 1999, Declaration

    Following are upcoming BFUG events:

    More to come soon…

    Following are past BFUG events:

    BFUG Advisory Group 3
    Brussels (Belgium), 7 Dec 2017, n/a
    BFUG meeting 55
    St Petersburg (Russia), 26 Sep 2017, Michal Karpíšek
    BFUG advisory group on revision of Diploma Supplement
    Tirana (Albania), 14 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017,
    BFUG meeting 54
    Malta (Malta), 24 May 2017 - 25 May 2017, n/a
    EHEA Working Group 3 on “New Goals”
    Brussels (Belgium), 6 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017, Ulf-Daniel Ehlers
    BFUG Board 53
    Oslo (Norway), 31 Mar 2017, n/a
    EHEA Advisory Group 4 on “Diploma Supplement Revision”
    Brussels (Belgium), 27 Mar 2017, n/a
    EHEA Working Group 2 on “Implementation”
    Vienna (Austria), 20 Mar 2017 - 21 Mar 2017, n/a
    EHEA Advisory Group 3 on “Dealing with Non-Implementation”
    Zurich (Switzerland), 19 Jan 2017, Michal Karpíšek
    BFUG meeting 52
    Bratislava (Slovakia), 8 Dec 2016 - 9 Dec 2016, Stéphane Lauwick, Michal Karpíšek
    EHEA Working Group 2 on “Implementation”
    Nice (France), 9 Nov 2016 - 10 Nov 2016, n/a
    EHEA Working Group 3 on “New Goals”
    Stockholm (Sweden), 2 Nov 2016 - 3 Nov 2016, Ulf-Daniel Ehlers
    EHEA Advisory Group 4 on “Diploma Supplement Revision”
    Vienna (Austria), 27 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016, Michal Karpíšek
    BFUG Board 51
    Podgorica (Montenegro), 24 Oct 2016, Michal Karpíšek
    Meeting of Directors-General for Higher Education
    Bratislava (Slovakia), 17 Oct 2016 - 18 Oct 2016, Michal Karpíšek
    EHEA Advisory Group 3 on "Dealing with Non-Implementation"
    Reykjavík (Iceland), 12 Sep 2016, Michal Karpíšek
    EHEA Advisory Group 4 on "Diploma Supplement Revision"
    Tirana (Albania), 23 Jun 2016, Michal Karpíšek
    EHEA Working Group 3 on "New Goals"
    Paris (France), 13 Jun 2016, n/a
    EHEA Working Group 2 on “Implementation”
    Tbilissi (Georgia), 2 Jun 2016, n/a
    EHEA Advisory Group 4 on "Diploma Supplement Revision"
    Berlin (Germany), 25 May 2016, Michal Karpíšek
    BFUG meeting Amsterdam
    Amsterdam (Netherlands), 7 Mar 2016 - 8 Mar 2016,
    EHEA Working Group 3 on "New Goals"
    Moscow (Russia), 9 Feb 2016,
    EHEA Working Group 2 on “Implementation”
    Brussels (Belgium), 27 Jan 2016,
    EHEA Advisory Group 4 on "Diploma Supplement Revision"
    Bucharest (Romania), 22 Jan 2016,
    BFUG Board meeting
    Chisinau (Moldova), 18 Jan 2016,
    EHEA Advisory Group 3 on "Dealing with Non-Implementation"
    Brussels (Belgium), 14 Jan 2016,
    Meeting of Directors-General for Higher Education
    Luxembourg (Luxembourg), 24 Nov 2015 - 25 Nov 2015,
    BFUG meeting Luxembourg
    Luxembourg (Luxembourg), 8 Sep 2015 - 9 Sep 2015,
    BFUG Board meeting
    Vaduz (Liechtenstein), 30 Jun 2015,
    Bologna Policy Forum
    Yerevan (Armenia), 14 May 2015 - 15 May 2015,
    2015 EHEA Ministerial Conference
    Yerevan (Armenia), 14 May 2015 - 15 May 2015,
    Meeting of the NQF Correspondents
    Riga (Latvia), 26 Mar 2015,
    BFUG meeting Riga
    Riga (Latvia), 24 Mar 2015 - 25 Mar 2015,
    BFUG Board meeting
    Reykjavík (Iceland), 24 Feb 2015,
    BFUG meeting Riga
    Riga (Latvia), 26 Jan 2015 - 27 Jan 2015,
    BFUG meeting Rome
    Rome (Italy), 27 Nov 2014 - 28 Nov 2014,
    BFUG WG1 on Reporting on the Bologna Process Implementation
    Brussels (Belgium), 5 Nov 2014 - 6 Nov 2014,
    BFUG Thematic Session on the ESG
    Rome (Italy), 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014,
    BFUG meeting Rome
    Rome (Italy), 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014,
    BFUG Board meeting
    Rome (Italy), 9 Jul 2014 - 10 Jul 2014,
    BFUG WG1 on Reporting on the Bologna Process Implementation
    Rome (Italy), 2 Jul 2014,
    BFUG WG2 on Qualifications Frameworks, Recognition, QA and Transparency (‘Structural Reforms’)
    Brussels (Belgium), 27 May 2014 - 28 May 2014,
    BFUG meeting Athens
    Athens (Greece), 10 Apr 2014 - 11 Apr 2014,
    BFUG WG3 on Social dimension and Lifelong Learning (4th meeting)
    Vienna (Austria), 2 Apr 2014 - 3 Apr 2014,
    BFUG WG2 on Qualifications Frameworks, Recognition, QA and Transparency (‘Structural Reforms’)
    Vatican (Vatican), 10 Mar 2014 - 11 Mar 2014,
    Ad Hoc working group for the revision of ECTS Users Guide (5th meeting)
    Brussels (Belgium), 26 Feb 2014,
    Meeting of the European RPL Network
    Vienna (Austria), 13 Feb 2014,
    BFUG Board meeting
    Astana (Kazakhstan), 12 Feb 2014,
    Stakeholder consultation with representatives of EU-level stakeholders
    Brussels (Belgium), 31 Jan 2014,
    Meeting of the European RPL Network
    Tallinn (Estonia), 17 Dec 2013,
    BFUG WG2 on Qualifications Frameworks, Recognition, QA and Transparency (‘Structural Reforms’)
    Ghent (Belgium), 9 Dec 2013 - 10 Dec 2013,
    BFUG WG1 on Reporting on the Bologna Process Implementation
    Riga (Latvia), 15 Nov 2013,
    BFUG WG3 on Social dimension and Lifelong Learning (3rd meeting)
    Ghent (Belgium), 13 Nov 2013 - 14 Nov 2013,
    BFUG meeting Vilnius (2nd meeting 2013)
    Vilnius (Lithuania), 7 Nov 2013 - 8 Nov 2013,
    Ad Hoc working group for the revision of ECTS Users Guide (4th meeting)
    Brussels (Belgium), 16 Oct 2013,
    Meeting of the European RPL Network
    Cracow (Poland), 26 Sep 2013,
    BFUG WG2 on Qualifications Frameworks, Recognition, QA and Transparency ('Structural Reforms')
    Brussels (Belgium), 24 Sep 2013 - 25 Sep 2013,
    BFUG Board meeting
    Tbilissi (Georgia), 17 Sep 2013,
    BFUG WG1 on Reporting on the Bologna Process Implementation
    Luxembourg (Luxembourg), 1 Jul 2013,
    Ad Hoc working group for the revision of ECTS Users Guide (3rd meeting)
    Brussels (Belgium), 28 May 2013,
    BFUG WG2 on Qualifications Frameworks, Recognition, QA and Transparency ('Structural Reforms')
    Warsaw (Poland), 22 May 2013 - 23 May 2013,
    Meeting of Directors-General for Higher Education
    Dublin (Ireland), 22 Apr 2013 - 23 Apr 2013,
    BFUG WG3 on Social dimension and Lifelong Learning (2nd meeting)
    Dublin (Ireland), 17 Apr 2013,
    BFUG meeting Dublin (1st meeting 2013)
    Dublin (Ireland), 14 Mar 2013 - 15 Mar 2013,
    Ad Hoc working group for the revision of ECTS Users Guide (2nd meeting)
    Brussels (Belgium), 25 Feb 2013,
    BFUG Board meeting (1st meeting 2013)
    Zagreb (Croatia), 15 Jan 2013,
    Meeting of Directors-General for Higher Education
    Nicosia (Cyprus), 22 Oct 2012 - 23 Oct 2012,
    BFUG meeting Larnaca (3rd meeting 2012)
    Larnaca (Cyprus), 28 Aug 2012 - 29 Aug 2012,
    BFUG Board meeting (2nd meeting 2012)
    Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), 31 May 2012,
    Third Bologna Policy Forum
    Bucharest (Romania), 26 Apr 2012 - 27 Apr 2012,
    EHEA 2012 Ministerial Conference
    Bucharest (Romania), 26 Apr 2012 - 27 Apr 2012,
    BFUG meeting Copenhagen (2nd meeting 2012)
    Copenhagen (Denmark), 19 Mar 2012 - 20 Mar 2012,
    BFUG Board meeting (1st meeting 2012)
    Baku (Azerbaijan), 21 Feb 2012,
    BFUG WG on International Openness
    Rome (Italy), 10 Feb 2012,
    Mini-Seminar on Qualifications Frameworks for the BFUG meeting Copenhagen
    Copenhagen (Denmark), 19 Jan 2012,
    BFUG meeting Copenhagen (1st meeting 2012)
    Copenhagen (Denmark), 18 Jan 2012 - 19 Jan 2012,
    BFUG Board meeting (3rd meeting 2011)
    Copenhagen (Denmark), 30 Nov 2011,
    BFUG Board meeting with Higher Education Researchers
    Brussels (Belgium), 16 Nov 2011,
    BFUG WG on International Openness (3rd meeting 2011)
    Bucharest (Romania), 9 Nov 2011,
    BFUG WG on Social Dimension (3rd meeting 2011)
    Brussels (Belgium), 4 Nov 2011,
    BFUG WG on Reporting on the implementation of the Bologna Process
    Brussels (Belgium), 3 Nov 2011,
    BFUG WG on Qualifications Frameworks (2nd meeting 2011)
    Strasbourg (France), 2 Nov 2011,
    BFUG Thematic Session on Quality Assurance
    Cracow (Poland), 14 Oct 2011,
    BFUG meeting Cracow (2nd meeting 2011)
    Cracow (Poland), 13 Oct 2011 - 14 Oct 2011,
    Mini-Seminar of the WG on Transparency Tools for the BFUG meeting Cracow
    Cracow (Poland), 12 Oct 2011,
    BFUG Board meeting (2nd meeting 2011)
    Yerevan (Armenia), 7 Sep 2011,
    BFUG WG on Reporting on the implementation of the Bologna Process
    Riga (Latvia), 1 Jul 2011,
    BFUG RPL Networking Group 'European Recognition of Prior Learning'
    Glasgow (United Kingdom), 23 Jun 2011,
    BFUG WG on Transparency Tools
    Brussels (Belgium), 9 Jun 2011,
    BFUG WG on Qualifications Frameworks (1st meeting 2011)
    Budapest (Hungary), 27 May 2011,
    BFUG WG on International Openness (2nd meeting 2011)
    Brussels (Belgium), 19 May 2011,
    Meeting of Directors-General for Higher Education
    Budapest (Hungary), 11 Apr 2011 - 13 Apr 2011,
    BFUG meeting Gödöllö (1st meeting 2011)
    Gödöllö (Hungary), 17 Mar 2011 - 18 Mar 2011,
    BFUG Board meeting (1st meeting 2011)
    Andorra la Vella (Andorra), 11 Feb 2011,
    BFUG WG on International Openness (1st meeting 2011)
    Vienna (Austria), 18 Jan 2011,