Work programme of the Bologna Follow-Up Group 2005-2007
Questions of Governance in Creating the European Higher Education Area
On 28 – 30 October 2005, participants representing a variety of countries, institutions, experiences and responsibilities gathered in Novi Sad for an International Seminar on Higher Education: the University of the 21st Century - Emerging models of Independence, organised by the University of Novi Sad, the Executive Council of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, and the German Rectors Conference (HRK), supported by the European University Association, the Council of Europe, UNESCO-CEPES, ESIB, the Salzburg Seminar and the Magna Charta Observatory and under the auspices of the Fund for an Open Society, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. The participants are united by their commitment to making the European Higher Education Area a reality through European, regional, national and local policy and action.
International Seminar on Higher Education is an experts' summit aiming to explore emerging models of independence in higher education systems in the context of ongoing European reform and raising concerns that current preoccupation with higher education as a service provider, key to economic and social development, holds a danger of weakening of an appropriate separation between higher education and governments. Although inherently a European event, Seminar also provides a platform for Regional cooperation and various Regional initiatives.