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Most important elements of the Bologna process

In the University circles and more broadly, the Bologna Declaration or more precisely the Bologna Process is certainly one of most often mentioned notions today. The Bologna Process, which officially started with Bologna Declaration on June 19, 1999, rests on the series of documents and declarations, beginning with Magna Charta Universitatum, September 18, 1988, in which the principles of founding, constituting and acting of the Universities are given, the Lisbon Convention, Sorbonne Declaration, Bologna Declaration, Salamanca Convention, Prague and Berlin Communiqué, and ending with the Bergen Conference, Norway, in May 2005.

The Bologna Declaration outlines the essence of the Bologna Process and it obliges 29 European Ministers to establish European Higher Education Area all over the world. Only with an established European Higher Education System desired synergetic effect can be realized. And then it could increase desired ability, either in economic and in cultural-educational domain of the Area as well.

This idea should be realised according to the Bologna Declaration by:

  1. Adapting the system of easy understandable and comparable academic titles,
  2. Adapting the system with two main cycles (undergraduate / postgraduate),
  3. Establishing the Credit system - ECTS,
  4. Promoting of the mobility by eliminating the obstacles to effective applying of free movement of the students, lecturers, scientific collaborators and administrative personnel,
  5. Advancing the European Collaboration and assuring the quality with the goal to develop comparable criteria and methodologies
  6. Promoting the European Dimensions in higher education

As the supplement to this list the Prague Communiqué enhanced the following elements important for higher education

  1. Lifelong learning
  2. Including students in all segments of academic life
  3. Advancing attraction and concurring ability of the European Area of Higher Education to other parts of the world

At the Summit in Bergen (Norway, May 2005) new strategic guidelines for the period of 2005-2007 were pointed out. In short they contain the following guidelines:

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