Bologna with Student Eyes

Bologna with Student Eyes is a publication of the European Students' Union (ESU).

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The European Students’ Union (ESU) has been contributing to the review of the implementation of the Bologna Process since 2003, when it published the first Bologna With Student Eyes (BWSE). Over the course of almost two decades, the authors of these publications have presented the state of play of the Bologna‐initiated reforms from the perspective of our member unions.

The aim of the publication  is to highlight the current status, successes and future challenges that students see in the implementation of reforms and the Process as a whole. As students are the main stakeholder in higher education, the publication complements the views presented in the EHEA implementation reports and reports by other stakeholders.

The data for the 2020 edition was collected by surveying ESU's National Unions of Students on the following areas: student participation in higher education governance, social dimension, quality assurance, recognition, internationalization and mobility, structural reforms, financing of higher education, student-centred learning and the future of the Bologna Process. Between 37 to 40 National Unions of Students from 40 EHEA countries responded to the different sections of the survey, covering all the EHEA countries where ESU members are operating.