Work programme of the Bologna Follow-Up Group 2005-2007
New challenges in recognition: recognition of prior learning and recognition of European degrees outside
Official Bologna Process seminar on New Challenges in Recognition, in Riga, Latvia, January 25-26, 2007.
The seminar was co-organised by the Latvian authorities and the Council of Europe in Riga on January 25 - 26, 2007. It gathered some 120 participants and focused on two important but difficult areas of recognition policy: the recognition of prior learning and recognition issues between the EHEA and other parts of the world. It considered the recognition of prior learning in the context of lifelong learning on the basis of a background report by Stephen Adam (United Kingdom) and an overview of practice and developments in Belgium (Flemish Community), Canada, Estonia and France.
The conference explored recognition issues between the EHEA and other regions of the world on the basis of presentations by Dr. E. Stephen Hunt (United States) and Ms. Nina Gustafsson Åberg (ESIB) as well as through a panel debate, and conducted in-depth discussions on the two main themes of the conference in four working groups. The conference also considered the main issues raised in the national action plans for recognition, submitted by all countries party to the Bologna Process, on the basis of a presentation by Professor Andrejs Rauhvargers (Latvia and President of the Lisbon Recognition Convention Committee).
Andrejs Rauhvargers, Latvia Sjur Bergan, Council of Europe
Source: Bergen to London 2007 - Secretariat Report on the Bologna Work Programme 2005-2007
Bologna Process between Bergen and London
Conclusions of the seminar
Background report on APEL - Stephen Adam, UK
Presentation of background document on APEL - Stephen Adam, UK
Recognition of lifelong learning – examples of practice:
- Belgium Flemish community – Stephan Neetens
- France – Michel Feutrie
- Estonia - Aune Valk
- Canada - Yves Beaudin
The Diploma Supplement – a Useful Tool for Changing Higher Education in Change? - Andrejs Rauhvargers, Latvia
Recognition: Bologna and the World or Bologna vs. the World?
- Europe- North America - Stephen Hunt, USA
- Europe – other parts of the world – Nina Gustafsson Åberg, ESIB
First findings from the national plans for improving recognition – Andrejs Rauhvargers, Latvia
Discussions in working groups
WG1: Recognition Europe-North America,
Chair: Carita Blomqvist, Finland (see PRESENTATION),
Resource person Stephen Hunt, USA
Rapporteur Christoph Demand, Austria.
WG2: Recognition Europe – other parts of the World
Chair Nina Kowalewska, Resource person Cloud Bai-yun, UK,
Rapporteur Bastian Baumann, Germany
WG 3: Recognition of prior learning: defining and recognizing learning outcomes
Chair Stephen Adam,
Resource persone Ruud Duvekot (see PRESENTATION)
Rapportuer Gunnar Vaht tbc.
WG 4. Recognition of prior learning: recognition for access
Chair: Rolf Lofstad, Norway,
Resource person Aune Valk, Estonia,
Rapporteur Stephan Neetens, Flemish Community, Belgium