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Work programme of the Bologna Follow-Up Group 2007-2009

Independent assessment of the Implementation of the Bologna Process 2007-2009

The BFUG selected in 2007-2009 an Advisory Committee to advise the European Commission on selection of an assessment team and the monitoring of the evaluation. A consortium was chosen and case studies have been selected.

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An independent assessment

In the London Communiqué Ministers added:

We invite BFUG to consider for 2010 the preparation of a report including an independent assessment, in partnership with the consultative members, evaluating the overall progress of the Bologna Process across the EHEA since 1999.

Such a task requiring a long preparation, BFUG first agreed on the terms of reference of an independent assessment, specifying the objectives to be attained and the scope of the work to be done.

It was also decided that the financing organisation, the European Commission would be assisted by an Advisory Committee, consisting of elected BFUG representatives. Seven countries (Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Romania and Russia) were thus elected and three participating organisations (EUA, EURASHE and ESU) joined up. Their task was to advise the European Commission on the selection of the assessment team and to monitor the evaluation.

As a follow-up to the Call for Tender, launched by the European Commission, a consortium was chosen. The outcome of the Independent assessment is due to be ready by spring 2010 for the Bologna Anniversary Conference to be held jointly by Austria and Hungary. Until that time the Advisory Committee will continue its work.


The consortium of CHEPS, INCHER-Kassel and ECOTEC have made an assessment of major elements of first decade of the Bologna Process in order to obtain an independent view on the progress of the Bologna Process.
The Bologna Process Independent Assessment - Executive summary, overview and conclusions contains the Executive summary and major conclusions from the assessment.
The study is published in two volumes online, the detailed assessment report (Bologna Process Independent Assessment - Volume 1 Detailed assessment report) and the case studies and appendices (Bologna Process Independent Assessment - Volume 2 Case studies and appendices).

Published: 28/04/2009 - Last modified: 22/06/2016
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