Work programme of the Bologna Follow-Up Group 2005-2007

EURASHE Annual Conference 2008

Other relevant event Malta 08/05/2008 - 09/05/2008

18th EURASHE General Assembly And Annual Conference, 'Qualifications in a Quality Assurance Culture: Moving Bologna and Copenhagen towards a lifelong and Europe-wide response to employability.'

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Welcome address by the hosting country and hosting institutions

  • James Calleja, Chief Executive MQC
  • Juanito Camilleri, Rector, University of Malta
  • Maurice Grech, Principal, MCAST
  • Charles Mizzi, Chairman, MQC
  • Dolores Cristina, Minister of Education & Culture

Opening of the Conference by the President of EURASHE, Lars Lynge Nielsen

Main address by keynote speaker from EC, DG Employment, David Coyne

Conference Theme 1: Identifying the expectations of the labour market in terms of employability

  • Keynote speaker: Paulo Santiago, OECD, Strengthening the ties between tertiary education and the labour market

Four round table thematic sessions

  1. Bachelor Qualifications required by the labour market, Pavel Drasar, Chemical University, Prague, Czech Republic; Bryan Maguire, Academic Director, HETAC, Ireland.
  2. Stakeholders views on Accreditation, QA & Qualifications (employers, students, lifelong learners), Monique Fouilhoux, Henning Dettleff, Justin Fenech, Past President ESU
  3. Employability of Bachelors: the BaLaMa research project, Dermot Douglas, Institutes of Technology, IOTI, Ireland
  4. Lifelong learning: a European charter for Lifelong Learning, Michael Hörig, EUA; Sylvie Bonichon, RENASUP, France

Conference Theme 2: Qualifications framework throughout Europe in response to the labour market demands

  • Keynote speaker: Sjur Bergan from the Council of Europe, historical overview and update

Four parallel workshops

  1. New trends in QA emerging from the latest QA Forum, Mark Frederiks, Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization, NVAO
  2. ECVET & ECTS, Bryan Maguire, Academic Director, HETAC, Ireland; Sandra Kraze, School of Business & Finance, Latvia
  3. Learning outcomes or competences?, Lucien Bollaert, University College West-Flanders, Belgium
  4. National Qualifications frameworks: the Maltese NQF, Charles Mizzi, Chairman of MQC; Liesbeth Hens, Maia Chankseliani, Chairperson of the National Professional Agency, Georgia

Panel discussion on the conference themes with stakeholders from the world of employment, students, staff, European Associations

  • EUA, Michael Hörig
  • ESU, Justin Fenech
  • Education International, Monique Fouilhoux
  • BUSINESSEUROPE, Henning Dettleff

Closing of the Conference by the President of EURASHE

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