According to the 2018 Bologna Process Implementation Report, the implementation of key commitments and Bologna tools remains uneven, both between policy areas and between countries. In order to alleviate these discrepancies, the EU-Commission and the EACEA have supported over many years the development of higher education reforms and the implementation of Bologna principles at Higher Education Institutions (HEI) in Europe. To this end, the EACEA set up an invitation to submit project proposals for „Initiatives to support the implementation of European Higher Education Area reforms“ in 2019. In this context, the project proposal „bologna hub PS“ was selected by the European Commission (EC) to be funded. While the EC is the main sponsor, the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as the official coordinating institution contributes the remaining share.
|Coordinator:||Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany)|
|Acting Agent:||German Academic Exchange Service (Germany)|
|Partners:||Conference of Spanish University Rectors (Spain)
Ministry of Education and Youth (Albania)
Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports (Georgia)
Ministry of Education and Science (Ukraine)
European Students´ Union (Belgium)
|Duration:||1 September 2020 – 30 August 2022|
The Idea of Peer Support
In 2018, the Paris Communiqué explicitly encouraged to take new steps in developing comprehensive peer support structures that benefit HEI in all EHEA-member countries. By featuring a pool of European Bologna Experts (including national Bologna Experts, HERE-Experts and other higher education experts) that support institutions in the entire EHEA with the implementation of Bologna reforms through methods of peer-learning, the project „bologna hub peer support“ takes up this approach.
Based on the individual needs of higher education institutions, the experts will provide tailor made counselling during on-site or digital visits at those institutions which apply for an expert peer support mission.
Peer support will be offered for:
The Bologna key commitments
- implementation of the three-cycle Bachelor-Master-Doctorate degree structure
- recognition of qualifications in compliance with the Lisbon Recognition Convention
- quality assurance in compliance with the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area
Further issues will be addressed such as:
- ECTS for student-centred teaching and learning
- use of Diploma Supplements
- formulation of Learning Outcomes
- curriculum development/modularisation
- innovative approaches to learning and teaching (e.g. digitalisation)
- mobility and internationalisation
The broad range of topics will be covered by European Bologna Experts with different profiles to adequately address the specific need of each higher education institution.