European Higher Education Area Ministerial Conference and Bologna Policy Forum took place in Paris on May 24-25 2018.
The European Higher Education Area includes 48 countries centering on the European region, and stakeholders such as students’ representatives (ESU), the European association of universities, the representatives of higher education institutions, the representatives of teachers and staff, the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the representatives of employers.
It aims at increasing the mobility of students and staff thanks to common concrete tools such as European credits transfer system (ECTS), structuration of the studies into three cycles and quality assurance of higher education.
In an increasingly interconnected and internationalised world higher education and research are central to our future prosperity, peace and progress. Higher education engaging with society is vital at a time when all our societies face challenges ranging from social exclusion, youth unemployment and gender inequality to rising populism, the displacement of peoples, climate change and the very future of our planet. The Bologna Policy Forum in Paris in May 2018 has provided an important opportunity for a multilateral dialogue and exchange of ideas between members of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), Ministers from other countries and a range of stakeholders.
Kyrgyzstan is a member of the Bologna Policy Forum. Our country was represented by the delegation composing of the National Coordinator of the Erasmus+ Programme – Ms. Gulnara Chokusheva, rector of ADAM University and HERE Team member – Ms. Svetlana Sirmbard.
Agenda of the European Higher Education Area Ministerial Conference and Bologna Policy Forum
Statement of the Fifth Bologna Policy Forum Paris 2018
Web-site: EHEA MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE PARIS 2018