The Bologna Process

The main purpose of the Bologna Process is the establishment of the European Higher Education Area by 2010 for strengthening the attractiveness and competitiveness of European higher education and to promote student mobility by making academic degree standards and quality assurance standards comparable and compatible.

The process was named after the University of Bologna, where in 1999 the Bologna Declaration was signed by Education Ministers from 29 European countries. Since then, bi-annual ministerial meetings are held which take stock of the progress and set guidelines for upcoming years.

To establish the European Area of Higher Education by 2010, the following objectives have to be reached.
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