THE STUDENT VOICE
The monthly newsletter of the European Students' Union
January 2012
 
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 Issue 42  

    

BFUG debates future of Bologna Process 
COPENHAGEN - The Bologna Follow-Up Group discussed the draft Bucharest communiqué at their last meeting in Copenhagen on 18 and 19 January. The communiqué is to be signed by ministers at a conference in the enormous Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest on 26 and 27 of April. In relation to this, the BFUG also discussed the progress report of the Bologna Process reforms in all 47 member states of the European Higher Education Area. Full article Like us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter
"Erasmus needs to become more inclusive"

BRUSSELS - "Erasmus needs to become more inclusive - the grant scheme must set clear targets for disadvantaged students", said Allan Päll, Chair of the European Students' Union, at the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Erasmus programme on 30 January.  Full article  Like us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter 

BFUG decides: 'Belarus not fit to join EHEA'
BRUSSELS - The European Students Union (ESU) welcomes the conclusion of the Bologna Follow Up Group (BFUG) that Belarus should not become member of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) without reform first. On 30 November 2011, Belarus officially applied to become a member of the area but the Bologna Follow Up Group decided to advise against EHEA membership of Belarus at its meeting on 18-19 January in Copenhagen.Full article Like us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter
ESU's international cooperation working group sets agenda for 2012
LONDON - ESU's working group on International cooperation (ICWG), established in 2008 to facilitate the European Students' Union communication from with student bodies globally, has had a first planning meeting this year, hosted by NUS UK, on 28 and 29 January in London. Full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter
VSS-UNES-USU deposited citizens' Initiative for Scholarships
BERN - The Union of Students in Switzerland (VSS-UNES-USU) - member of the European Students' Union (ESU) - deposited on 20 January the citizens' Initiative for Scholarships with 140'000 signatures at the Federal Chancellery. The aim is to set a cornerstone for equal opportunities in the scholarship system by harmonize the 26 different systems. Full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter
European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance to be revised
COPENHAGEN - European stakeholders in higher education in the E4 Group have proposed that the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance (ESG) should be revised. This is the core recommendation of the MAP-ESG report that was launched at an event in Copenhagen on 17 January.  Full article Like us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter


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This Month
BFUG debates future of Bologna Process
ESU: "Erasmus needs to become more inclusive"
BFUG decides: "Belarus not fit to join EHEA"
International working group sets agenda 2012
VSS-UNES-USU deposited citizens' Initiative
European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance to be revised

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