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Promoting the European Higher Education Area (EHEA)

In the Prague Communiqué (2001), the European Ministers agreed on the importance of enhancing the attractiveness of European higher education to students from Europe and other parts of the world. Therefore, they established a ninth Bologna action line which is called "Promoting the attractiveness of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA)".[1] The Ministers agreed that the "readability and comparability of European higher education degrees world-wide should be enhanced by the development of a common framework of qualifications [↑qualifications framework], as well as by coherent ↑quality assurance and accreditation/certification mechanisms and by increased information efforts". They particularly stressed that the "quality of higher education and research […] should be an important determinant of Europe's international attractiveness and competitiveness".[2] In the Bergen Communiqué (2005), the European Ministers also stressed the need to improve the synergy between the ↑European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and the ↑European Research Area (ERA).[3]
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[1] Cf. Prague, p. 3.

[2] Prague, p. 3.

[3] Cf. Bergen, p. 3.

 
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