Work programme 2009-2012
WG on International Openness - EHEA in a Global Context 2009-2012 - meeting 2
The second meeting of the Bologna Working Group on International Openness - EHEA in a Global Context 2009-2012 was chaired by Austria.
Preparation of the first meeting of the network for better information on and promotion of the Bologna Process outside the EHEA (IPN)
17 responses had been received to the first call for members’ nominations.
The idea behind the network was to foster the promotion of the EHEA as a whole and to encourage countries to put their national promotion in a European context.
The network should meet at least twice a year to create and keep a certain momentum.
The members of the network should not act as individuals but the activities and decisions of the network should have an impact on the organisations they are representing. The network would also need funding, and the Erasmus Mundus programme was mentioned as one possible source of funding. It was agreed that Austrian IO WG Chair and Secretariat would draft the mandate of the Information and Promotion Network.
Updates to the IO WG work plan
The work plan will be adjusted to include the mandate of network. The round table on higher education promotion foreseen in the work plan should be convened in consultation with the IPN, only after the network has produced a first overview of existing promotion activities.
Second Bologna Policy Forum
The draft programme of the Second Bologna Policy Forum was presented.
The Forum would have to result in a document and a roadmap or action plan, listing concrete follow-up actions to be taken was supported. Countries and/or consultative members would need to come up with concrete proposals and volunteer to organise such follow-up activities.
A de-briefing discussion on the Bologna Policy Forum was planned for the following IO WG meeting, which could then also serve as input for the next Bologna Policy Forum, if it was decided to have one. The preparations should then be a joint activity of EHEA and non-EHEA countries and could again be supported by the Working Group (possibly enlarged with some members from non-EHEA countries).
The WG members were invited to submit proposals for the follow-up to the second Bologna Policy Forum.
Romania was asked to confirm whether or not the Minister was ready to host the third Bologna Policy Forum and/or to co-organise it with a non-EHEA country.
1. Adoption of the Agenda
WG International Openness - Vienna January 2010 - Draft Agenda
2. Minutes of the WG meeting on 28 October 2009
WG International Openness - Vienna 28 October 2009 - Draft minutes
3. Preparation of the first meeting of the network for better information on and promotion of the Bologna Process outside the EHEA
WG International Openness - Creating a network for information and promotion - version 25.01.2010
4. Updates to the work plan
WG International Openness - Work plan 2009-2012 - version 04.12.2009
5. Second Bologna Policy Forum
6. Reports on activities relevant to the Working Group (written contributions only)
7. Any other business