Welcome to the website of
the European Higher Education Area!
"In the decade up to 2020 European higher education has a
vital contribution to make
in realising a Europe of knowledge that is highly creative and innovative... Europe can only succeed
in this endeavour if it maximises the talents and capacities of all its citizens and fully engages
in lifelong learning as well as in widening participation in higher education."
Ministers responsible for Higher Education in the
countries participating in the Bologna Process,
Leuven/Louvain-la-Neuve Communiqué, April 2009
Budapest-Vienna Declaration & Vienna Bologna Policy Forum Statement adopted
On 12 March 2010, the Minsters of the now 47 countries participating in the Bologna Process adopted the Budapest-Vienna Declaration and officially launched the European Higher Education Area. Read more
The Conference of the European Higher Education Area Ministers was followed by a meeting with Ministers from different parts of the world in the Second Bologna Policy Forum on "Building the Global Knowledge Society: Systemic and Institutional Change in Higher Education" that was concluded with the Vienna Bologna Policy Forum Statement.
Bologna+10 Ministerial Conference
On 28 and 29 April 2009, the Ministers responsible for higher education in the then 46 countries of the Bologna Process met in Leuven and Louvain-la-Neuve to establish the priorities for the European Higher Education Area until 2020. They highlighted in particular the importance of lifelong learning, widening access to higher education, and mobility. By 2020, at least 20% of those graduating in the European Higher Education Area should have had a study or training period abroad.
Bologna Process and European Higher Education Area
The Bologna Process is the process of creating the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and is based on cooperation between ministries, higher education institutions, students and staff from 47 countries, with the participation of international organisations. This website provides information on the countries and organisations involved, on the topics covered, on relevant news, events, and much more! We hope you will enjoy exploring the fascinating developments related to the creation of the EHEA.
Would you like to study in Europe?
Our section for
international students and scholars offers general information and
country-specific links for the 47 countries participating in the
process of creating the European Higher Education Area.
Want to know more about Qualifications Frameworks?
Visit our website for qualifications frameworks in the European Higher Education Area for essential information on qualifications frameworks as well as updates on relevant events and developments at European, regional or national level.
2005-2007: UK Bologna Secretariat (London Conference)
2003-2005: Norwegian Bologna Secretariat (Bergen Conference)
2001-2003: Berlin Conference website
Portugal (2nd half of 2007)
Slovenia (1st half of 2008)
France (2nd half of 2008)
Czech Republic (1st half of 2009)
Sweden(2nd half of 2009)
Spain (1st half of 2010)