Consultative members

This is a non-voting category of members who represent stakeholder organisations and other institutions that have a European scope to their work and are instrumental in the implementation of the Bologna Process.

Consultative membership

Next to “members”, the Bologna Process also involves “consultative members” and “BFUG partners”.

With the Prague Communiqué, the Ministers agreed:

The European University Association, the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE), the National Unions of Students in Europe and the Council of Europe should be consulted in the follow-up work.

In the Berlin Communiqué, these organisations (plus UNESCO-CEPES) were then referred to as “consultative members”.

Explicit criteria for consultative membership were for the first time laid down by the Bologna Follow-up Group at its meeting in Mondorf on 1-2 March 2005.
More informations are available on the How to apply for becoming a member page.

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BUSINESSEUROPE

BUSINESSEUROPE is a consultative member of the Bologna Follow-Up Group.

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Council of Europe

Council of Europe is a consultative member of the Bologna Follow-Up Group.

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EI-IE

Education International is a consultative member of the Bologna Follow-Up Group.

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ENQA

The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) is a consultative member of the Bologna Follow-Up Group.

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ESU

The European Students' Union is the umbrella of national organisations from 38 countries.

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EUA

The European University Association is a consultative member of the Bologna Follow-Up Group.

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EURASHE

The European Association of Institutions in Higher Education - EURASHE - is a consultative member of the Bologna Follow-Up Group.

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UNESCO

UNESCO is a consultative member of the Bologna Follow-Up Group.

Other non-voting member

The European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR) was founded in 2008 from an initiative of the Bologna Process. EQAR has a similar status to the consultative members (non-voting member of BFUG), but has so far not been officially named consultative member.

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EQAR

EQAR is a non-voting member of the Bologna Follow-Up Group.