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Trends reports

The ↑EUA has commissioned a series of so-called Trends reports. For each of the Ministerial conferences since the Bologna Conference (1999) one report has been prepared.[1] The purpose of the reports is to inform about the ↑Bologna Process. Still, the reports use different methods and highlight different aspects of the Bologna Process: Trends I: Trends in Learning Structures in Higher Education (1999) The objective of this report was to provide an outline and overview of learning structures in higher education and a comparative analysis of the different systems embodying theses structures, thereby offering a tool to identify possible divergences and convergences in the national and institutional policies. Trends II: Towards the ↑European higher education area – survey of main reforms from Bologna to Prague (2001) This report surveyed the new signatory countries of the Bologna Declaration. It confirmed all the main conclusions reached in the Trends I report. Trends III: Progress towards the European Higher Education Area (2003) The Trends III report concentrated not only on changes in learning structures in Europe, but for the first time analysed and compared developments from the point of view of all major actors in the process: governments, national rectors' conferences, higher education institutions and students. Trends IV: European Universities Implementing Bologna (2005) Trends IV was undertaken through extensive field research, with 62 site visits to universities at the core of information gathering. Thus, this report provides an in-depth snapshot of the state of implementation of Bologna reforms in Europe's universities.
Related terms:
↑Bologna Follow-up Group (BFUG); ↑Promoting the European Higher Education Area (EHEA); ↑Stocktaking

[1] Cf. URL: http://www.bologna-bergen2005.no/ – Main Documents – EUA Trends Reports (16.5.2006); URL: http://www.eua.be/eua/en/policy_bologna_trends.jspx (18.7.2006).

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