Work programme 2015-2018

Bologna Follow-Up Group Meeting LII

BFUG Meeting Bratislava, Slovak Republic 08/12/2016 - 09/12/2016
© Marina Steinmann

The fifty-second Bologna Follow-Up Group meeting took place in Bratislava on 8-9 December 2016.

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The BFUG is the executive structure supporting the Bologna Process in-between the Ministerial Conferences. The BFUG meetings play an important role in overseeing the implementation, following the ministerial conferences, while aiming at maintaining the development process.

The BFUG is co-chaired by the Slovakia (EU-Presidency) and the Montenegro (chair from non-EU country) for the period from 1st July to 31 December 2016. France is vice-chair until 30 June 2018.

Download the BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava Dec. 2016 - Minutes

Agenda

1. Welcome and introduction to the meeting
1.1. Information by the outgoing BFUG Co-chairs: Netherlands / Moldova
1.2. Information by the actual BFUG Co-chairs: Slovakia / Montenegro
1.3. Information by the Vice-chair: France

2. Adoption of the agenda

BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava December 2016 - Draft agenda
BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava December 2016 - Draft annotated agenda

3. Information about the BFUG Board meeting in Podgorica

BFUG Board 51 Podgorica Oct 2016 - Minutes

4. BFUG Proceedings: Presidency and refined wording for the adoption of the minutes (I.c/d)

BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava Dec. 2016 - BFUG Proceedings 2015-2018

5. Update concerning the AG/WG’s work

BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava Dec. 2016 - Work progress AG International cooperation

BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava Dec. 2016 - Work progress AG Support for the Belarus Roadmap

BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava Dec. 2016 - Work progress AG Dealing with Non-Implementation 

BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava Dec. 2016 - Work progress AG Diploma Supplement Revision

BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava Dec. 2016 - Work progress WG Monitoring

BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava Dec. 2016 - Work progress WG Implementation 

BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava Dec. 2016 - Work progress WG New EHEA goals
Relevant document: BFUG meeting 24 Gödöllő March 2011 - EHEA wide higher education programmes database
and a more recent version BFUG meeting 26 Cracow October 2011 - EHEA wide higher education programmes database

6. Implementation Report 2018

BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava Dec. 2016 - Proposal for Implementation Report structure
BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava Dec. 2016 - Proposal for Implementation Report structure - Presentation

7. Cyclic procedure for dealing with non-implementation

BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava Dec. 2016 - Cyclic procedure for dealing with non-implemenation (AG3 Working Paper III)
BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava Dec. 2016 - Cyclic procedure for dealing with non-implemenation - Presentation

8. Discussion on a permanent Bologna Secretariat

BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava Dec. 2016 - Possible arrangements for the future secretariat 

9. Thematic discussion: Fundamental values of the EHEA

9.1. Introduction
BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava Dec. 2016 - Fundamental values of the EHEA
BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava Dec. 2016 - Fundamental values of the EHEA - Presentation

University autonomy in Europe
EUA scorecard
Related publications about EUA scorecard

9.2 Parallel sessions

10. Reports from the parallel sessions and discussion

11. Draft concept note for the Bologna Policy Forum 2018

BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava Dec. 2016 - BPF Draft Concept Note
annex 1 - Elements for possible future actions - Strategy EHEA in a global setting
annex 2 - AG EHEA international cooperation - Bologna Policy Forum: participation and organization
annex 3 - BPF Draft concept note - Draft timeline Regional dialogues 2016-2018
annex 4 - BPF Draft concept note - Draft timeline BPF revision and organisation (2015-2018)
BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava Dec. 2016 - Presentation of BPF Draft Concept Note

12. Discussion of the application procedure and schedule for the 2020 conference

BFUG Proceedings 2015-2018 Annexes
Procedure for the selection of the 2020 Ministerial Conference host
Proposal for the voting procedure of the host country for the 2020 Ministerial Conference
BFUG Board 40 Vatican July 2014 - Examples of voting situations (election of MC host)

13. Report on the Lisbon Recognition Convention

Report on the implementation of the Lisbon Recognition Convention 2016
BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava Dec. 2016 - Implementation of the Lisbon Recognition Convention 

14. Information by the BFUG Secretariat

14.1. New website
BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava Dec. 2016 - EHEA website

14.2. Proposal  for a BFUG Digital Communications Team
BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava Dec. 2016 - Proposal for a BFUG Digital Communications Team 

14.3. First information on the 2018 Ministerial Conference

15. Questions and answers regarding the reports from consultative members

BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava Dec. 2016 - Update from the Council of Europe
BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava Dec. 2016 - Update from ENQA
BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava Dec. 2016 - Update from EQAR
BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava Dec. 2016 - Update from ESU
BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava Dec. 2016 - Update from EURASHE
BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava Dec. 2016 - Update from UNESCO

16. Information by the incoming Co-chairs

16.1. BFUG Board meeting 30 or 31 March Oslo, Norway
BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava Dec. 2016 - Higher education in Norway

16.2. BFUG meeting 24/25 May Gozo, Malta
BFUG Meeting 52 Bratislava Dec. 2016 - Malta

17. AOB

Letter of application from European Association for International Education (EAIE)

Published: 08/12/2016 - Last modified: 13/02/2017
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