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Bologna Process: ministerial conference and Bologna Policy Forum in Leuven / Louvain la Neuve, Belgium on 28-29 April 2009

European ministers responsible for higher education (including the Tempus partner countries involved in the Bologna process) met at Leuven and Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, on 28-29 April 2009 to discuss progress in European higher education reform under the Bologna process and to define political orientations for the European Higher Education Area up to 2020.

More information on:

- Commission DG EAC website:

- Bologna Process secretariat: Official website of the Ministerial Conference:

- Documentation of the conference:

An increasing number of countries around the world have shown their interest to be involved in a dialogue with the countries participating in the Bologna Process on how worldwide cooperation in higher education can be enhanced. Therefore, for the first time, a Bologna Policy Forum was organised between Ministers of the 46 Bologna countries and colleagues from different parts of the world to facilitate global dialogue. This Bologna Policy Forum took place on 29 April 2009 at the University of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium). Next to the countries and organisations participating in the Bologna process were represented: Australia, Brazil, Canada, P.R. China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Tunisia, and the U.S., as well as the International Association of Universities.

More information on the Policy Forum:


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