The European Higher Education Area - Achieving the Goals.
Communiqué of the Conference of European Ministers Responsible for Higher Education, Bergen, 19-20 May 2005.
This report from the Bologna Follow-Up Group is addressed at the Ministers in order to begin the discussion regarding the appropriate arrangements needed to support the continuing development beyond 2010.
Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area
This report has been drafted by the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), through its members, in consultation and co-operation with the EUA, ESIB and EURASHE and in discussion with various relevant networks. It forms the response to the twin mandates given to ENQA in the Berlin Communiqué of September 2003 to develop "an agreed set of standards, procedures and guidelines on quality assurance" and "to explore ways of ensuring an adequate peer review system for quality assurance and/or accreditation agencies or bodies".
Participants are invited to discuss the following questions:
Summing up the discussion: What may be the most important elements to follow up in the Bologna Process in the period leading up to 2007?
Summing up the discussion: How should these issues and topics be brought forward for policy implementation, at the national level and at the institutional level?
Summing up the discussion: How can the efforts to improve quality assurance and recognition in the European Higher Education Area best be linked to the UNESCO/OECD global approach?
Summing up the discussion: Should this theme be brought forward for further discussion in the Bologna Process after Bergen?
At this conference, we have welcomed Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine as new participating countries in the Bologna Process.