BETA


Events

2015/09/22
   EC - Commission response to text adopted in plenary
Documents
2015/04/28
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2015/04/28
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 557 votes to 119, with 16 abstentions, a resolution on the follow-up on the implementation of the Bologna Process.

An alternative motion for a resolution, tabled by the GUE/NGL Group, was rejected at plenary.

Parliament stressed the importance of the Bologna Process in the current economic situation should lie in pursuing the goals of developing the highest possible level of knowledge and innovation for citizens through broad access to education and its constant updating.

The Bologna reforms resulted in the launching of a European Higher Education Area (EHEA), and have allowed achievements in the past 15 years. However, Parliament considered that there is still much work to be done in the Bologna Process in the area of adjusting educational systems to labour market needs and improving overall employability and competitiveness, as well as the attractiveness of higher education in Europe.

According to Members, the European higher education institutions (HEIs) should be able to react quickly to the economic, cultural, scientific and technological changes in the modern society in order to fully use their potential to encourage growth, employability and social cohesion.

The resolution focused on the main challenges and priorities as follows:

to encourage support for countries encountering difficulties in implementing these reforms; supports, in this regard, the creation of broad partnerships between countries, regions, and relevant stakeholders; further improve and update the assessment of higher educational establishments, against the standards previously set by education systems at international level and rewarding excellence with a view to the advancement of knowledge, research and science; to increase student grants and ensure that they are easily accessible; to further develop study programmes with clearly defined objectives; to implement, within the European area of higher education, the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS); to guarantee the mutual recognition and compatibility of academic degrees; to pursue efforts to make national QFs compatible with those of the EHEA and with European QFs; to strengthen the implementation of the Mobility Strategy 2020 for EHEA to reach the quantitative target of 20% for student mobility by 2020; to gradually incorporate of student mobility into official university curricula; to assess, in the context of the criteria for ranking universities and further education establishments, the level of partnership and of European and international mobility; to strengthen mobility by fostering language learning, removing administrative obstacles, providing adequate financial supports mechanism and guaranteeing the transferability of grants, scholarships and credits; to strengthen dialogue and the use of national and cross-border cooperation on programmes and internships, between universities and businesses, which could contribute to the fight against economic crisis; to provide broad opportunities for Lifelong Learning (LLL); to allow recognised refugees access all institutions in the EHEA that can enable them to build up an independent life via education; to increase the involvement of secondary school teachers in the Bologna Process in terms of promoting quality in teacher training and professional mobility; to focus on economic and social efforts to improve social inclusion by providing fair and open access to quality education for all; to further develop a strategy for the external dimension of the EHEA, through cooperation with other regions of the world.

Members called on higher education institutions (HEIs), public administrations, social partners and enterprises to lead an ongoing dialogue facilitating and enhancing employability of students . They also called for the potential offered by new technologies, digitalisation and ICTs to be explored in order to enrich learning and teaching, as well as to further develop a wide range of skills and new models for learning, teaching and assessment.

Lastly, they warned that any cuts in Horizon 2020 would undoubtedly affect the full implementation of the Bologna Process, and therefore urged the Commission to withdraw any such proposal.

Documents
2015/04/28
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2015/04/27
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2015/03/31
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
Details

The Committee on Culture and Education adopted an own-initiative report by Krystyna ŁYBACKA (S&D, PL) on follow-up on the implementation of the Bologna Process .

Members consider that the Bologna reforms resulted in the launching of a European Higher Education Area (EHEA), and have allowed achievements in the past 15 years in making higher education structures more comparable, increasing mobility, providing quality assurance systems and in the recognition of diplomas, improving the quality of educational systems as well as the attractiveness of higher education in Europe.

However, there is still much work to be done in the Bologna Process in the area of adjusting educational systems to labour market needs and improving overall employability and competitiveness , as well as the attractiveness of higher education in Europe.

Members call on higher education institutions (HEIs), public administrations, social partners and enterprises to lead an ongoing dialogue facilitating and enhancing employability of students.

According to the Members, the main issues and priorities are the following:

· to further improve and update the assessment of higher educational establishments, against the standards previously set by education systems at international level and rewarding excellence with a view to the advancement of knowledge, research and science;

· to increase student grants and ensure that they are easily accessible;

· to strengthen quality assurance in order to achieve an EHEA that improves its attractiveness as a reference of academic excellence worldwide;

· to further develop study programmes with clearly defined objectives;

· to implement, within the European area of higher education, the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS);

· to guarantee the mutual recognition and compatibility of academic degrees;

· to pursue efforts to make national QFs compatible with those of the EHEA and with European QFs;

· to strengthen the implementation of the Mobility Strategy 2020 for EHEA to reach the quantitative target of 20% for student mobility by 2020;

· to gradually incorporate of student mobility into official university curricula;

· to assess, in the context of the criteria for ranking universities and further education establishments, the level of partnership and of European and international mobility;

· to strengthen mobility by fostering language learning, removing administrative obstacles, providing adequate financial supports mechanism and guaranteeing the transferability of grants, scholarships and credits;

· to strengthen dialogue and the use of national and cross-border cooperation on programmes and internships, between universities and businesses, which could contribute to the fight against economic crisis;

· to provide broad opportunities for Lifelong Learning (LLL);

· to allow recognised refugees access all institutions in the EHEA that can enable them to build up an independent life via education;

· to increase the involvement of secondary school teachers in the Bologna Process in terms

· of promoting quality in teacher training and professional mobility;

· to focus on economic and social efforts to improve social inclusion by providing fair and open access to quality education for all;

· to further develop a strategy for the external dimension of the EHEA, through cooperation with other regions of the world.

Members encourage support for countries encountering difficulties in implementing these Reforms.

Lastly, they warn that any cuts in Horizon 2020 would undoubtedly affect the full implementation of the Bologna Process, and therefore urges the Commission to withdraw any such proposal.

Documents
2015/03/24
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2015/03/04
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2015/02/12
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2015/02/04
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2015/01/07
   EP - ŁYBACKA Krystyna (S&D) appointed as rapporteur in CULT

Documents

Activities

Votes

A8-0121/2015 - Krystyna Łybacka - Résolution CULT

2015/04/28 Outcome: +: 557, -: 119, 0: 16
DE PL GB RO IT ES BE FR SE HU BG CZ SK PT HR NL AT LT LV FI SI EE MT LU IE CY DK EL
Total
90
49
52
30
71
52
21
71
19
19
14
21
13
19
11
23
18
9
8
10
8
6
6
5
10
6
11
19
icon: PPE PPE
206

Lithuania PPE

1

Finland PPE

2

Estonia PPE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg PPE

2
icon: S&D S&D
183
3

Croatia S&D

2

Netherlands S&D

3

Latvia S&D

1

Slovenia S&D

For (1)

1

Estonia S&D

For (1)

1

Malta S&D

3

Luxembourg S&D

For (1)

1

Ireland S&D

For (1)

1

Cyprus S&D

2
icon: ALDE ALDE
66

United Kingdom ALDE

1

Romania ALDE

3

Croatia ALDE

2

Austria ALDE

For (1)

1

Lithuania ALDE

2

Latvia ALDE

1

Slovenia ALDE

For (1)

1

Estonia ALDE

3

Luxembourg ALDE

For (1)

1

Ireland ALDE

For (1)

1

Denmark ALDE

2
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
46

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

4

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

Hungary Verts/ALE

2

Croatia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Netherlands Verts/ALE

2

Austria Verts/ALE

3

Lithuania Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Latvia Verts/ALE

1

Finland Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Slovenia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Estonia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Denmark Verts/ALE

For (1)

1
icon: ECR ECR
66

Bulgaria ECR

1

Czechia ECR

2

Croatia ECR

For (1)

1

Netherlands ECR

Abstain (1)

1

Lithuania ECR

1

Latvia ECR

For (1)

1

Finland ECR

For (1)

1

Greece ECR

Against (1)

1
icon: EFDD EFDD
30

Poland EFDD

1

France EFDD

Against (1)

1

Sweden EFDD

2

Czechia EFDD

Against (1)

1

Lithuania EFDD

2
icon: NI NI
44

Germany NI

Against (1)

1

Poland NI

Abstain (1)

1

Belgium NI

Abstain (1)

1

Hungary NI

2

Netherlands NI

4
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
50

United Kingdom GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Italy GUE/NGL

3

Sweden GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Netherlands GUE/NGL

2

Finland GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1
4

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2

Denmark GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1
AmendmentsDossier
138 2015/2039(INI)
2015/03/04 CULT 138 amendments...
source: 546.871

History

(these mark the time of scraping, not the official date of the change)

committees/0
type
Responsible Committee
body
EP
associated
False
committee_full
Culture and Education
committee
CULT
rapporteur
name: ŁYBACKA Krystyna date: 2015-01-07T00:00:00 group: Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats abbr: S&D
shadows
committees/0
type
Responsible Committee
body
EP
associated
False
committee_full
Culture and Education
committee
CULT
date
2015-01-07T00:00:00
rapporteur
name: ŁYBACKA Krystyna group: Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats abbr: S&D
shadows
docs/2/body
EC
events/2/docs/0/url
Old
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A8-2015-0121&language=EN
New
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/A-8-2015-0121_EN.html
events/5/docs/0/url
Old
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P8-TA-2015-0107
New
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/TA-8-2015-0107_EN.html
activities
  • date: 2015-02-12T00:00:00 body: EP type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading committees: body: EP shadows: group: EPP name: ZVER Milan group: ECR name: LEWER Andrew group: ALDE name: MAURA BARANDIARÁN Fernando group: GUE/NGL name: NÍ RIADA Liadh group: Verts/ALE name: MARAGALL Ernest group: EFD name: ADINOLFI Isabella responsible: True committee: CULT date: 2015-01-07T00:00:00 committee_full: Culture and Education rapporteur: group: S&D name: ŁYBACKA Krystyna body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Employment and Social Affairs committee: EMPL
  • date: 2015-03-24T00:00:00 body: EP type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading committees: body: EP shadows: group: EPP name: ZVER Milan group: ECR name: LEWER Andrew group: ALDE name: MAURA BARANDIARÁN Fernando group: GUE/NGL name: NÍ RIADA Liadh group: Verts/ALE name: MARAGALL Ernest group: EFD name: ADINOLFI Isabella responsible: True committee: CULT date: 2015-01-07T00:00:00 committee_full: Culture and Education rapporteur: group: S&D name: ŁYBACKA Krystyna body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Employment and Social Affairs committee: EMPL
  • date: 2015-03-31T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A8-2015-0121&language=EN type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading title: A8-0121/2015 body: EP type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
  • date: 2015-04-27T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20150427&type=CRE type: Debate in Parliament title: Debate in Parliament body: EP type: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2015-04-28T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=25557&l=en type: Results of vote in Parliament title: Results of vote in Parliament url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P8-TA-2015-0107 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading title: T8-0107/2015 body: EP type: Results of vote in Parliament
commission
  • body: EC dg: Education, Youth, Sport and Culture commissioner: NAVRACSICS Tibor
committees/0
type
Responsible Committee
body
EP
associated
False
committee_full
Culture and Education
committee
CULT
date
2015-01-07T00:00:00
rapporteur
name: ŁYBACKA Krystyna group: Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats abbr: S&D
shadows
committees/0
body
EP
shadows
responsible
True
committee
CULT
date
2015-01-07T00:00:00
committee_full
Culture and Education
rapporteur
group: S&D name: ŁYBACKA Krystyna
committees/1
type
Committee Opinion
body
EP
associated
False
committee_full
Employment and Social Affairs
committee
EMPL
opinion
False
committees/1
body
EP
responsible
False
committee_full
Employment and Social Affairs
committee
EMPL
docs
  • date: 2015-02-04T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE546.870 title: PE546.870 type: Committee draft report body: EP
  • date: 2015-03-04T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE546.871 title: PE546.871 type: Amendments tabled in committee body: EP
  • date: 2015-09-22T00:00:00 docs: url: /oeil/spdoc.do?i=25557&j=0&l=en title: SP(2015)461 type: Commission response to text adopted in plenary
events
  • date: 2015-02-12T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2015-03-24T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2015-03-31T00:00:00 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A8-2015-0121&language=EN title: A8-0121/2015 summary: The Committee on Culture and Education adopted an own-initiative report by Krystyna ŁYBACKA (S&D, PL) on follow-up on the implementation of the Bologna Process . Members consider that the Bologna reforms resulted in the launching of a European Higher Education Area (EHEA), and have allowed achievements in the past 15 years in making higher education structures more comparable, increasing mobility, providing quality assurance systems and in the recognition of diplomas, improving the quality of educational systems as well as the attractiveness of higher education in Europe. However, there is still much work to be done in the Bologna Process in the area of adjusting educational systems to labour market needs and improving overall employability and competitiveness , as well as the attractiveness of higher education in Europe. Members call on higher education institutions (HEIs), public administrations, social partners and enterprises to lead an ongoing dialogue facilitating and enhancing employability of students. According to the Members, the main issues and priorities are the following: · to further improve and update the assessment of higher educational establishments, against the standards previously set by education systems at international level and rewarding excellence with a view to the advancement of knowledge, research and science; · to increase student grants and ensure that they are easily accessible; · to strengthen quality assurance in order to achieve an EHEA that improves its attractiveness as a reference of academic excellence worldwide; · to further develop study programmes with clearly defined objectives; · to implement, within the European area of higher education, the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS); · to guarantee the mutual recognition and compatibility of academic degrees; · to pursue efforts to make national QFs compatible with those of the EHEA and with European QFs; · to strengthen the implementation of the Mobility Strategy 2020 for EHEA to reach the quantitative target of 20% for student mobility by 2020; · to gradually incorporate of student mobility into official university curricula; · to assess, in the context of the criteria for ranking universities and further education establishments, the level of partnership and of European and international mobility; · to strengthen mobility by fostering language learning, removing administrative obstacles, providing adequate financial supports mechanism and guaranteeing the transferability of grants, scholarships and credits; · to strengthen dialogue and the use of national and cross-border cooperation on programmes and internships, between universities and businesses, which could contribute to the fight against economic crisis; · to provide broad opportunities for Lifelong Learning (LLL); · to allow recognised refugees access all institutions in the EHEA that can enable them to build up an independent life via education; · to increase the involvement of secondary school teachers in the Bologna Process in terms · of promoting quality in teacher training and professional mobility; · to focus on economic and social efforts to improve social inclusion by providing fair and open access to quality education for all; · to further develop a strategy for the external dimension of the EHEA, through cooperation with other regions of the world. Members encourage support for countries encountering difficulties in implementing these Reforms. Lastly, they warn that any cuts in Horizon 2020 would undoubtedly affect the full implementation of the Bologna Process, and therefore urges the Commission to withdraw any such proposal.
  • date: 2015-04-27T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20150427&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2015-04-28T00:00:00 type: Results of vote in Parliament body: EP docs: url: https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=25557&l=en title: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2015-04-28T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P8-TA-2015-0107 title: T8-0107/2015 summary: The European Parliament adopted by 557 votes to 119, with 16 abstentions, a resolution on the follow-up on the implementation of the Bologna Process. An alternative motion for a resolution, tabled by the GUE/NGL Group, was rejected at plenary. Parliament stressed the importance of the Bologna Process in the current economic situation should lie in pursuing the goals of developing the highest possible level of knowledge and innovation for citizens through broad access to education and its constant updating. The Bologna reforms resulted in the launching of a European Higher Education Area (EHEA), and have allowed achievements in the past 15 years. However, Parliament considered that there is still much work to be done in the Bologna Process in the area of adjusting educational systems to labour market needs and improving overall employability and competitiveness, as well as the attractiveness of higher education in Europe. According to Members, the European higher education institutions (HEIs) should be able to react quickly to the economic, cultural, scientific and technological changes in the modern society in order to fully use their potential to encourage growth, employability and social cohesion. The resolution focused on the main challenges and priorities as follows: to encourage support for countries encountering difficulties in implementing these reforms; supports, in this regard, the creation of broad partnerships between countries, regions, and relevant stakeholders; further improve and update the assessment of higher educational establishments, against the standards previously set by education systems at international level and rewarding excellence with a view to the advancement of knowledge, research and science; to increase student grants and ensure that they are easily accessible; to further develop study programmes with clearly defined objectives; to implement, within the European area of higher education, the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS); to guarantee the mutual recognition and compatibility of academic degrees; to pursue efforts to make national QFs compatible with those of the EHEA and with European QFs; to strengthen the implementation of the Mobility Strategy 2020 for EHEA to reach the quantitative target of 20% for student mobility by 2020; to gradually incorporate of student mobility into official university curricula; to assess, in the context of the criteria for ranking universities and further education establishments, the level of partnership and of European and international mobility; to strengthen mobility by fostering language learning, removing administrative obstacles, providing adequate financial supports mechanism and guaranteeing the transferability of grants, scholarships and credits; to strengthen dialogue and the use of national and cross-border cooperation on programmes and internships, between universities and businesses, which could contribute to the fight against economic crisis; to provide broad opportunities for Lifelong Learning (LLL); to allow recognised refugees access all institutions in the EHEA that can enable them to build up an independent life via education; to increase the involvement of secondary school teachers in the Bologna Process in terms of promoting quality in teacher training and professional mobility; to focus on economic and social efforts to improve social inclusion by providing fair and open access to quality education for all; to further develop a strategy for the external dimension of the EHEA, through cooperation with other regions of the world. Members called on higher education institutions (HEIs), public administrations, social partners and enterprises to lead an ongoing dialogue facilitating and enhancing employability of students . They also called for the potential offered by new technologies, digitalisation and ICTs to be explored in order to enrich learning and teaching, as well as to further develop a wide range of skills and new models for learning, teaching and assessment. Lastly, they warned that any cuts in Horizon 2020 would undoubtedly affect the full implementation of the Bologna Process, and therefore urged the Commission to withdraw any such proposal.
  • date: 2015-04-28T00:00:00 type: End of procedure in Parliament body: EP
links
other
  • body: EC dg: url: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/education_culture/ title: Education and Culture commissioner: NAVRACSICS Tibor
procedure/dossier_of_the_committee
Old
CULT/8/02609
New
  • CULT/8/02609
procedure/legal_basis/0
Rules of Procedure EP 54
procedure/legal_basis/0
Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament EP 052
procedure/subject
Old
  • 4.40.01 European area for education, training and lifelong learning
  • 4.40.04 Universities, higher education
  • 4.40.20 Cooperation and agreements in the fields of education, training and youth
New
4.40.01
European area for education, training and lifelong learning
4.40.04
Universities, higher education
4.40.20
Cooperation and agreements in the fields of education, training and youth
activities/4/docs/0
url
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=25557&l=en
type
Results of vote in Parliament
title
Results of vote in Parliament
activities/4/docs/1/text
  • The European Parliament adopted by 557 votes to 119, with 16 abstentions, a resolution on the follow-up on the implementation of the Bologna Process.

    An alternative motion for a resolution, tabled by the GUE/NGL Group, was rejected at plenary.

    Parliament stressed the importance of the Bologna Process in the current economic situation should lie in pursuing the goals of developing the highest possible level of knowledge and innovation for citizens through broad access to education and its constant updating.

    The Bologna reforms resulted in the launching of a European Higher Education Area (EHEA), and have allowed achievements in the past 15 years. However, Parliament considered that there is still much work to be done in the Bologna Process in the area of adjusting educational systems to labour market needs and improving overall employability and competitiveness, as well as the attractiveness of higher education in Europe.

    According to Members, the European higher education institutions (HEIs) should be able to react quickly to the economic, cultural, scientific and technological changes in the modern society in order to fully use their potential to encourage growth, employability and social cohesion.

    The resolution focused on the main challenges and priorities as follows:

    • to encourage support for countries encountering difficulties in implementing these reforms; supports, in this regard, the creation of broad partnerships between countries, regions, and relevant stakeholders;
    • further improve and update the assessment of higher educational establishments, against the standards previously set by education systems at international level and rewarding excellence with a view to the advancement of knowledge, research and science;
    • to increase student grants and ensure that they are easily accessible;
    • to further develop study programmes with clearly defined objectives;
    • to implement, within the European area of higher education, the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS);
    • to guarantee the mutual recognition and compatibility of academic degrees;
    • to pursue efforts to make national QFs compatible with those of the EHEA and with European QFs;
    • to strengthen the implementation of the Mobility Strategy 2020 for EHEA to reach the quantitative target of 20% for student mobility by 2020;
    • to gradually incorporate of student mobility into official university curricula;
    • to assess, in the context of the criteria for ranking universities and further education establishments, the level of partnership and of European and international mobility;
    • to strengthen mobility by fostering language learning, removing administrative obstacles, providing adequate financial supports mechanism and guaranteeing the transferability of grants, scholarships and credits;
    • to strengthen dialogue and the use of national and cross-border cooperation on programmes and internships, between universities and businesses, which could contribute to the fight against economic crisis;
    • to provide broad opportunities for Lifelong Learning (LLL);
    • to allow recognised refugees access all institutions in the EHEA that can enable them to build up an independent life via education;
    • to increase the involvement of secondary school teachers in the Bologna Process in terms of promoting quality in teacher training and professional mobility;
    • to focus on economic and social efforts to improve social inclusion by providing fair and open access to quality education for all;
    • to further develop a strategy for the external dimension of the EHEA, through cooperation with other regions of the world.

    Members called on higher education institutions (HEIs), public administrations, social partners and enterprises to lead an ongoing dialogue facilitating and enhancing employability of students. They also called for the potential offered by new technologies, digitalisation and ICTs to be explored in order to enrich learning and teaching, as well as to further develop a wide range of skills and new models for learning, teaching and assessment.

    Lastly, they warned that any cuts in Horizon 2020 would undoubtedly affect the full implementation of the Bologna Process, and therefore urged the Commission to withdraw any such proposal.

activities/4/docs/1/url
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P8-TA-2015-0107
activities/4/type
Old
Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
New
Results of vote in Parliament
activities/3/docs
  • url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20150427&type=CRE type: Debate in Parliament title: Debate in Parliament
activities/3/type
Old
Debate scheduled
New
Debate in Parliament
activities/4/docs
  • type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading title: T8-0107/2015
activities/4/type
Old
Vote in plenary scheduled
New
Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
procedure/stage_reached
Old
Awaiting Parliament 1st reading / single reading / budget 1st stage
New
Procedure completed
activities/3/type
Old
Debate in plenary scheduled
New
Debate scheduled
activities/2/docs/0/text
  • The Committee on Culture and Education adopted an own-initiative report by Krystyna ŁYBACKA (S&D, PL) on follow-up on the implementation of the Bologna Process.

    Members consider that the Bologna reforms resulted in the launching of a European Higher Education Area (EHEA), and have allowed achievements in the past 15 years in making higher education structures more comparable, increasing mobility, providing quality assurance systems and in the recognition of diplomas, improving the quality of educational systems as well as the attractiveness of higher education in Europe.

    However, there is still much work to be done in the Bologna Process in the area of adjusting educational systems to labour market needs and improving overall employability and competitiveness, as well as the attractiveness of higher education in Europe.

    Members call on higher education institutions (HEIs), public administrations, social partners and enterprises to lead an ongoing dialogue facilitating and enhancing employability of students.

    According to the Members, the main issues and priorities are the following:

    ·        to further improve and update the assessment of higher educational establishments, against the standards previously set by education systems at international level and rewarding excellence with a view to the advancement of knowledge, research and science;

    ·        to increase student grants and ensure that they are easily accessible;

    ·        to strengthen quality assurance in order to achieve an EHEA that improves its attractiveness as a reference of academic excellence worldwide;

    ·        to further develop study programmes with clearly defined objectives;

    ·        to implement, within the European area of higher education, the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS);

    ·        to guarantee the mutual recognition and compatibility of academic degrees;

    ·        to pursue efforts to make national QFs compatible with those of the EHEA and with European QFs;

    ·        to strengthen the implementation of the Mobility Strategy 2020 for EHEA to reach the quantitative target of 20% for student mobility by 2020;

    ·        to gradually incorporate of student mobility into official university curricula;

    ·        to assess, in the context of the criteria for ranking universities and further education establishments, the level of partnership and of European and international mobility;

    ·        to strengthen mobility by fostering language learning, removing administrative obstacles, providing adequate financial supports mechanism and guaranteeing the transferability of grants, scholarships and credits;

    ·        to strengthen dialogue and the use of national and cross-border cooperation on programmes and internships, between universities and businesses, which could contribute to the fight against economic crisis;

    ·        to provide broad opportunities for Lifelong Learning (LLL);

    ·        to allow recognised refugees access all institutions in the EHEA that can enable them to build up an independent life via education;

    ·        to increase the involvement of secondary school teachers in the Bologna Process in terms

    ·        of promoting quality in teacher training and professional mobility;

    ·        to focus on economic and social efforts to improve social inclusion by providing fair and open access to quality education for all;

    ·        to further develop a strategy for the external dimension of the EHEA, through cooperation with other regions of the world.

    Members encourage support for countries encountering difficulties in implementing these Reforms.

    Lastly, they warn that any cuts in Horizon 2020 would undoubtedly affect the full implementation of the Bologna Process, and therefore urges the Commission to withdraw any such proposal.

activities/4
date
2015-04-28T00:00:00
body
EP
type
Vote in plenary scheduled
activities/2/docs
  • url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A8-2015-0121&language=EN type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading title: A8-0121/2015
activities/2
date
2015-03-31T00:00:00
body
EP
type
Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
procedure/stage_reached
Old
Awaiting committee decision
New
Awaiting Parliament 1st reading / single reading / budget 1st stage
activities/1/committees
  • body: EP shadows: group: EPP name: ZVER Milan group: ECR name: LEWER Andrew group: ALDE name: MAURA BARANDIARÁN Fernando group: GUE/NGL name: NÍ RIADA Liadh group: Verts/ALE name: MARAGALL Ernest group: EFD name: ADINOLFI Isabella responsible: True committee: CULT date: 2015-01-07T00:00:00 committee_full: Culture and Education rapporteur: group: S&D name: ŁYBACKA Krystyna
  • body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Employment and Social Affairs committee: EMPL
activities/1/type
Old
Vote scheduled in committee, 1st reading/single reading
New
Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
activities/0/committees/0/shadows/5
group
EFD
name
ADINOLFI Isabella
committees/0/shadows/5
group
EFD
name
ADINOLFI Isabella
activities/2/type
Old
Indicative plenary sitting date, 1st reading/single reading
New
Debate in plenary scheduled
other/0
body
EC
dg
commissioner
NAVRACSICS Tibor
activities
  • date: 2015-02-12T00:00:00 body: EP type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading committees: body: EP shadows: group: EPP name: ZVER Milan group: ECR name: LEWER Andrew group: ALDE name: MAURA BARANDIARÁN Fernando group: GUE/NGL name: NÍ RIADA Liadh group: Verts/ALE name: MARAGALL Ernest responsible: True committee: CULT date: 2015-01-07T00:00:00 committee_full: Culture and Education rapporteur: group: S&D name: ŁYBACKA Krystyna body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Employment and Social Affairs committee: EMPL
  • date: 2015-03-24T00:00:00 body: EP type: Vote scheduled in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • date: 2015-04-27T00:00:00 body: EP type: Indicative plenary sitting date, 1st reading/single reading
committees
  • body: EP shadows: group: EPP name: ZVER Milan group: ECR name: LEWER Andrew group: ALDE name: MAURA BARANDIARÁN Fernando group: GUE/NGL name: NÍ RIADA Liadh group: Verts/ALE name: MARAGALL Ernest responsible: True committee: CULT date: 2015-01-07T00:00:00 committee_full: Culture and Education rapporteur: group: S&D name: ŁYBACKA Krystyna
  • body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Employment and Social Affairs committee: EMPL
links
other
    procedure
    dossier_of_the_committee
    CULT/8/02609
    reference
    2015/2039(INI)
    title
    Follow-up on the implementation of the Bologna process
    legal_basis
    Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament EP 052
    stage_reached
    Awaiting committee decision
    subtype
    Initiative
    type
    INI - Own-initiative procedure
    subject