The Bologna Follow-up Group (BFUG) oversees the Bologna Process between the ministerial meeting. The BFUG meetings play an important role in overseeing the implementation of the ministerial Communiqués as well as in developing the Bologna Process.
The Bologna Process, launched with the Bologna Declaration, of 1999, is nowadays implemented in 49 States, which define the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
Every two or three years there are Ministerial Conferences organised in order to assess the progress made within the EHEA and to decide on the new steps to be taken. In order to ensure the implementation of the steps upon which the Ministers have decided, the EHEA makes use of several support structures:
- Bologna Follow-Up Group - BFUG
- BFUG Board
- BFUG Secretariat
- Working Groups and Bologna Seminars
The Rules of Procedure outline the structure of the BFUG and the way of operating in the 2021-2024 period.
The BFUG Rules of Procedure and its annexes were presented at the BFUG Meeting in Portugal (15-16 April 2021) where they were adopted by the BFUG. Another update on the Rules of Procedures were approved at the BFUG Meeting in Brno (7-8 November 2022)
BFUG Rules of Procedure 2021-2024
BFUG Rules and Procedures Annexes and Appendixes
Role of the Bologna Follow-Up Group
The Bologna Follow-Up Group - BFUG - is the executive structure supporting the Bologna Process in-between the Ministerial Conferences. It is in place since autumn 1999. The BFUG is entrusted with:
- preparing the Ministerial Conferences, policy forums;
- overseeing the Bologna Process between these;
- and taking forward matters that do not need to be decided by the Ministers or that have been delegated by the Ministers.