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Welcome note 


The Romanian Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports has the honour to host the eighth Bologna Process/ EHEA Ministerial Conference and third edition of the Bologna Policy Forum, which will be held in Bucharest, Romania, on 26-27 April 2012 at the Palace of the Parliament.

The 2012 Bucharest Ministerial Conference is expected to bring together 47 European Higher Education Area ministerial delegations, the European Commission, as well as the Bologna Process consultative members and Bologna Follow-Up Group partners. The meeting will be an opportunity to take stock of progress of the Bologna Process and set out the key policy issues for the future. The EHEA ministers will jointly adopt the Bucharest Ministerial Communiqué, committing to further the Bologna goals until 2020. 

 The 2012 Bologna Policy Forum organised in conjunction with the Ministerial Conference is aimed to intensify policy dialogue and cooperation with partners across the world. The theme of the third Bologna Policy forum is "Beyond the Bologna process: Creating and connecting national, regional and global higher education spaces”. The Policy forum has four sub-themes, which will be addressed during the parallel sessions, namely: “Global academic mobility: Incentives and barriers, balances and imbalances”; “Global and regional approaches to quality enhancement of Higher Education”; “Public responsibility for and of HE within national and regional context”; “The contribution of Higher Education reforms to enhancing graduate employability”. This year’s edition of the Bologna Policy Forum will be finalised with the adoption of the 2012 Bologna Policy Forum Statement. 

Around 100 ministerial delegations from all regions and 30 international organisations will be expected to be involved in both events.  

For further information regarding the Ministerial Meetings please access the official EHEA website at the following link: www.ehea.info.