The European Students’ Union (ESU) has been reviewing the implementation of the Bologna Process since 2003 with the Bologna with Student Eyes (BSWE) publication in order to bring students’ voice to the Ministerial tables of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The BWSE publication explores the perception of implementation amongst ESU’s members operating in the EHEA countries and seeks to bring attention to the students’ priorities and recommendations for the future of the Bologna Process.
The overall goal is to update the latest version of Bologna with Students’ Eyes publication (2018), which explores student perceptions of the Bologna Process implementation and identify areas for improvement. By involving other stakeholders and countries, this project allows cross-disciplinary and cross-border cooperation in order to enable higher education to fully play its role in meeting the challenges faced by our societies. The BWSE2020 will be the 8th publication and will present results, together with recommendations that will be written and discussed to allow countries to take further actions to make the implementation of the Bologna agreements more successful. Furthermore, the project will offer cross-stakeholder peer-learning activities to address the most important issues and seeks solutions beyond 2020.
ENQA’s role in the project is to monitor the quality of the project activities and management and to evaluate the impact of the project. To do this, ENQA has developed a quality and monitoring plan which it will implement throughout the project’s duration. ENQA will also provide feedback on the project outputs.
The Consortium is coordinated by the European Students’ Union (ESU), in cooperation with ENQA, the European University Association (EUA), the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE), and three national authorities: National Commission for Further and Higher Education of Malta, Ministry of Education and Science of Croatia, and the Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia.
BWSE FORward is co-funded by Erasmus+ KA3 Support to Policy reform – Initiatives to support the implementation of European Higher Education Area (EHEA) reforms and runs from June 2020 to May 2022.
Further information on the project can be found on ESU’s website.