Work programme of the Bologna Follow-Up Group 2001-2003
Steering of the Bologna Process
The steering bodies of the Bologna process (Bologna Follow-Up Group and Bologna Preparatory Group) have been responsible for the successful implementation of decisions from Prague; in particular, to explore the most important issues through a series of follow-up seminars, carefully prepared in advance and attracting all partners. On the other hand, they also had to take care of the steering process itself: to reflect on and evaluate their own work, advantages and deficiencies of structures, and methods developed since Bologna and Prague.
In the forefront of the follow-up process between Prague and Berlin was a series of official follow-up seminars which aimed to explore the areas pointed out in the Prague Communiqué. The list of official conferences between Prague and Berlin consists of ten seminars, spread over the period between March 2002 and June 2003, organized in six problem areas (quality assurance and accreditation; recognition issues and the use of credits; development of joint degrees; degree and qualification structure; social dimensions of the Bologna process; lifelong learning) and covering all key issues of the Bologna Process.
Quality assurance and accreditation
This topic has been under discussion at almost all the Bologna Seminar in the period 2001-2003.
Recognition Issues and the Use of Credits
Two events dealt with these issues in the period 2001-2003.
Development of Joint Degrees
This topic was at two seminars, organized successively in Spring 2002 and in Spring 2003.
Degree and Qualification Structure
These were discussed at two successive follow-up events, both in March 2003. However, these topics were also high on the agendas of almost all other follow- up...
Social Dimensions of the Bologna Process
The topic Social Dimensions of the Bologna Process was highlighted in the Prague Communiqué, and proved its importance throughout the follow-up period 2001-...
Lifelong Learning is another topic stressed in the Prague Communiqué of 2001, thus broadening the list of action lines of the Bologna process.