Social dimension 2007-2009
Coordination Group on Social Dimension 2007-2009
The coordination group purpose is to guarantee European comparability of information given on national strategies and regarding the definition of the parameters that should go in the reporting (“template” for national action plans).
National Strategies on the Social Dimension
A template for national strategies on the social dimension was prepared by the Social Dimension Coordination Group and approved by BFUG. It was included in the Stocktaking Report.
Conclusions on Social dimension of the European Higher Education Area
Virtually all countries take some action in order to enhance participative equity in their country, but only a minority of the countries has set up monitoring systems for measuring progress on the issue. Still fewer countries show evidence for an integrated strategy with synergies between social policy, government action and institutional practice, for example on matters such as funding arrangements, lifelong learning and recognition of prior learning.
There is still a long way to go before the student body entering, participating in and completing higher education at all levels will reflect the diversity of populations in the EHEA.
Coordination Group Chair: Efstathios Michael (Cyprus)
Participants: Belgium/French Community, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, Romania, United Kingdom, ESU, EUA, EURASHE.