Tying the Knots in Bologna Implementation – KnoBI

 

The current project is motivated by the desire to renew the implementation of the main Bologna reforms and action lines at national level with the overall purpose of making Romanian higher education fully integrated within the wider scope and functionality of the European Higher Education Area.

The project expects to generate a renewed interest in continuing the implementation of those Bologna reforms that make Romanian higher education compatible and comparable with the rest of the EHEA. The steps undertaken towards this include:

  • the formation of a coherent pool of Bologna experts, providing input on Bologna reforms;
  • a resumption of peer learning exercises involving key national actors and decision-makers;
  • the use of bench-marking and policy exchange to enhance policy proposals and awareness of policy solutions to existing issues. The content areas covered will include graduate employability, the social dimension and mobility, thus bridging the Yerevan Communiqué recommendations with the HE priorities of the Romanian Ministry of Education.

 

Main target groups

  • Policy experts and Bologna experts themselves
  • HEIs representatives and decision-makers
  • The wider academic community at institutional level, as indirect beneficiaries of know-how transfer
  • Central public administration with attributions in the field of higher education
  • Representatives of National agencies dealing with Bologna implementation
  • Other stakeholders invited to project-supported events
  • Students / student organisations
  • Employers.

 

The primary envisaged impact of the project is a rekindling of Bologna-related activities at national and institutional level, a renewed commitment to reforms and an improved scorecard in areas of mobility, social dimension and graduate tracking by all relevant decision makers. Re-establishing a group of national Bologna Experts with core competences and ability to support national institutions and HEIs will bring an added value not solely in preparation for the 2018 Ministerial Conference, but beyond, as it should become a support mechanism for the Ministry in better aligning with the EHEA trends.