The overarching aim of the Bologna Process is to create a European Higher Education Area (EHEA) based on international cooperation and academic exchange that is attractive for European students and staff as well as to students and staff from other parts of the world. EHEA is meant to ensure more comparable, compatible and coherent systems of higher education in Europe.
The European Higher Education Area will:
Members of the Bologna Process are the 47 countries, together with the European Commission, and the consultative members, namely the Council of Europe, UNESCO-CEPES, EUA (European University Association), ESU (European Students' Union), EURASHE (European Association of Institutions in Higher Education), ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education), Education International and BUSINESSEUROPE.
Every two years there are Ministerial Conferences organised in order to assess the progress made within the EHEA and to decide on the new steps to be taken.
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