Academic mobility needs a culture of welcome – and then the instruments

3 February 2021 Online

In an article in University World News, the Head of the Council of Europe’s Education Department, Sjur Bergan, argues that the future of academic and professional mobility will depend on both a welcoming culture in host countries and institutions and instruments that make recognition of...

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Council of Europe in podcast on academic freedom, institutional autonomy, and the future of democracy

29 January 2021 Online

Check out this recent podcast on academic freedom, institutional autonomy, and the future of democracy. Produced by Campus Compact, the podcast brings together four of the authors who contributed to Volume 24 of the Council of Europe Higher Education Series: Ligia Deca, Adviser on Education and...

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European Qualifications Passport for Refugees in the news

14 December 2020 Strasbourg

An article in University World News argues that the inclusion of the European Qualifications Passport for Refugees in the Rome Communiqué is a milestone in the development and acceptance of the EQPR. The Communiqué was adopted on November 19 by the Ministers of the European Higher Education Area....

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Council of Europe on the European Higher Education Area in the new decade

1 December 2020 Online

The Ministerial conference of the European Higher Education Area was held online on November 19. As the EHEA now enters a new decade, the head of the Council of Europe’s Education Department, Sjur Bergan, reflects on achievements and challenges in this article in University World News.

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Council of Europe speaks at Conference on student engagement

30 November 2020 Online

On November 24, the Council of Europe spoke at an online conference on Empowerment and Partnership in Student Engagement organized by Quality & Qualifications Ireland, the Irish National Student Engagement Programme, and StudentSurvey.ie. The Head of the Council of Europe’s Education Department,...

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