Dear participant, welcome!
The Ministry of the French Community of Belgium will be organising the official Bologna Conference on student mobility in Brussels on 29-30 May 2008. Stakeholders from governments, higher education institutions and students’ unions will debate over student mobility challenges and future developments in the European Higher Education Area.
Mobility is a core objective of the Bologna process. Since the Bologna Declaration in 1999, Ministers have repeated their commitment to make the mobility of students and staff a reality by 2010 in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). In the London Communiqué, Ministers underlined the importance of mobility but also acknowledged that if some progress has been made since 1999, many challenges remain.
In this perspective, the Bologna Conference will offer a prospective vision at institutional, national and European level enabling the three key stakeholders (students, HEIs and governments) to respond positively to challenges identified by Ministers, to discuss inconvenient truths on student mobility and to offer new perspectives on this core objective which is the student mobility in the EHEA.
Three specific topics will be addressed in working sessions:
- 1. Asymmetric student mobility
- 2. Portability of grants and loans
- 3. Attractiveness of HEIs