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Budapest, 10 March 2010

EURASHE/ACA seminar at the Budapest Convention in the framework of the Bologna Ministerial conference


What has been the impact of the Bologna Process on professional higher education and its institutions?

On 10 March 2010 EURASHE held its (first ever) Convention prior to a Ministerial Conference of the Bologna countries. The ‘Bologna’ Ministers were meeting in Budapest and Vienna to ‘celebrate the tenth anniversary of the start of the Bologna reform process, and also to launch the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), which will take another ten year to fully implement the reform in the growing number of countries, and especially in the higher education institutions. The Convention of EURASHE, organised in cooperation with ACA (European Cooperation Association), had the theme of ‘Implementation of the Bologna Process in Professional Higher Education’, and the event was hosted by Budapest Business School, the largest University College of Hungary. An enriching and educational discourse took place throughout the day, with 10 keynote speakers coming to present from diverse european organisations in the morning, and thematic and effective discussion sessions were held in the afternoon.  The results of the Convention proceedings provided an input for EURASHE’s contributions to the Ministerial conference in Budapest and Vienna the days that followed, where EURASHE also presented its Bologna 2010 Publication.