Work programme of the Bologna Follow-Up Group 2001-2003
Conference on the external dimension of the Bologna Process
UNESCO-CEPES and European University Association (EUA) organised at Bucharest, Romania, 6 - 8 March 2003 a conference on “The External Dimension of the Bologna Process: South-East European Higher Education and the European Higher Education Area in a Global World”.
The participants in the UNESCO-CEPES/EUA Conference, organized within the framework of the Project "Regional University Network of Governance and Management of Higher Education in South East Europe (SEE)", explored the following topics:
- challenges and opportunities facing higher education systems and institutions participating in the project in the context of the Bologna Process;
- challenges to academic values and to the organization of academic work at a time of increasing globalization;
- higher education as a public good and its significance for higher education in the region;
- quality assurance, accreditation and recognition of qualifications as regulatory mechanisms in the European Higher Education Area
in the context of the applications of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro to join the Bologna Process, bearing in mind the letters sent by the Bologna Follow Up Group (BFUG) inviting applicant countries to review their achievements so far and set out their plans in relation to the objectives of the Bologna Declaration and the Prague Communiqué.