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“Erasmus has introduced a quality charter which is a prerequisite for access to a higher education institution and offers reciprocal guarantees for partnerships. The evaluation of charter applications is managed by the EC, which eliminates any burden on each institution. Global partnerships call for separate bilateral agreements that will increase the burden on university enterprises. The great strength of the Bologna process is that it is not a kind of bureaucratic monster dictated from above and that its aspirations are placed in an exceptional set of countries and systems through voluntary agreements. Despite his general optimism about Bologna, the scientist warns that the UK is “struggling” to participate in EC-supported projects if it is outside the EU and does not enter into an agreement of the type of European Economic Area or if it becomes an associate member of the EU. There is a strong correlation between the EU`s higher education initiatives and the policies (or lines of action) proposed by Bologna. In practical terms, the latter can be seen as a first form of execution. In the 1998 Sorbonne Declaration, Member States pledged to promote a common framework to improve external recognition and facilitate student mobility and employability. As part of this agreement, they pledged to implement the European System of Appropriations and Accumulation of Education Credits (ECTS) and the Lisbon Recognition Agreement, which aims to facilitate the evaluation and recognition of university studies and qualifications.

A year later, the Bologna Declaration (1999) focused on strengthening European cooperation in quality assurance and promoting the European dimension in higher education. In 2001, the Prague communiqué then encouraged Member States to develop strategies for lifelong learning, to facilitate partnership between higher education institutions and students in promoting the attractiveness of the EHSA, and to implement a policy aimed at the social dimension of higher education (including access to under-represented groups). The introduction of research as an integral part, doctoral studies as a postgraduate degree, student learning policy and the teaching mission of universities followed later. Summary: The UK was one of the main “winners” of European higher education. In the European Higher Education Area, the UK has been able to export its higher education model to other EU Member States and beyond, without granting EU powers in this area. It has benefited from an expanded higher education market, where its higher education institutions have been able to compete successfully for administrative, political and other costs. In addition, the UNITED Kingdom has taken an equally favourable position on higher education law and EU policy.

April 8, 2021 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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