European Higher Education Area and Bologna process

The European Higher Education Area (EHEA) is the result of the political will of 48 countries which, step by step during the last eighteen years, built an area using common tools. These 48 countries implement reforms on higher education on the basis of common key values – such as freedom of expression, autonomy for institutions, independent students unions, academic freedom, free movement of students and staff. Through this process, countries, institutions and stakeholders of the European area continuously adapt their higher education systems making them more compatible and strengthening their quality assurance mechanisms. For all these countries, the main goal is to increase staff and students’ mobility and to facilitate employability.
This official website of EHEA provides both general information on this process and detailed information for experts.

The call for hosting the 2020 Ministerial Conference is now open

Call for hosting the 2020 Ministerial Conference

The Bologna Follow-Up Group (BFUG) has launched the call for hosting the 2020 Ministerial Conference during the meeting in Bratislava, December 8-9,  2016.

The BFUG members interested in hosting the 2020 Ministerial Conference should send an application letter to the Bologna Follow-Up Group Secretariat no later than February 28, 2017. The letter should be signed by the Minister responsible for higher education.

Download the Procedure for the selection of the 2020 Ministerial Conference host and the Proposal for the voting procedure of the host country for the 2020 Ministerial Conference


Mar 2017
21 March 2017
WG Implementation 2015-2018
Vienna, Austria

Fourth meeting of the working group on Fostering implementation of agreed key commitments.

22 March 2017
Mainstreaming Social Dimension in the EHEA
Linz, Austria

The Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) is organising an international peer learning activity in order to discuss national and international experiences in designing,...

27 March 2017
AG Revision of Diploma Supplement 2015-2018
Brussels, Belgium

Fifth meeting of the advisory group on the Revision of Diploma Supplement.

30 to 31 March 2017
EURASHE annual conference 2017
Le Havre, France

EURASHE will organise its 27th Annual Conference titled ‘Professional Higher Education 4.0: A Change for Universities of Applied Sciences‘ in Le Havre (France) on 30-31 March 2017. It...

30 March 2017
BFUG Board 53
Oslo, Norway

Fifty-third meeting of the Bologna Follow-Up Group Board in Olso, 30 March 2017.

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