Social dimension: equitable access and completion 2009-2012
Development of the Social dimension
The International Bologna Conference Development of the Social Dimension - Stocktaking and Future Perspectives of Student Services/Student Affairs in the European Higher Education Area is organized by DSW with support from the German Federal Ministry for Education and Science, and scheduled to take place in Berlin from July 11-13 2011.
The conference aims to address the current situation in the social dimension of higher education in Europe, to look at the diversity of services offered, ad to identify common issues ad challenges across the entire European Higher Education Area.
The international conference which took place in Berlin between 11-13 July brought together student affairs, service professionals, and international experts to discuss the current situation of student affairs and services in Europe and analysed their importance for the social dimension of higher education in Europe.
Following the Berlin international Bologna conference on “Developing the Social Dimension – Stocktaking and Future Perspectives in Student Affairs”, the Berlin declaration on the Social Dimension was launched. In view of the forthcoming Ministerial Conference in 2012 the document presents a number of recommendations for strong student affairs and services in Europe, while calling for an inclusive and diverse, yet strong and efficient social infrastructure of higher education.
Name of the person attending the event: Ligia Deca – Head of the Bologna Secretariat and Melinda Szabo
Contribution made: Panelist in the Conference Conclusions final session