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The promotion of mobility is one of the core aims of the ↑Bologna Process. In the Bologna Declaration (1999) it is stated that obstacles to the effective exercise of free movement should be overcome.[1] With regard to students, the term mobility refers to access to study and training opportunities and to related services. With regard to teachers, researchers and administrative staff, the term mobility refers to the "↑recognition and valorisation of periods spent in a European context researching, teaching and training, without prejudicing their statutory rights".[2] In the Bergen Communiqué (2005), the European Ministers reconfirmed their commitment to "facilitate the portability of grants and loans" and the "delivery of visa and work permits".[3] The creation of an overarching ↑qualifications framework plays a crucial role with regard to mobility. It can be said that the promotion of "mobility of staff, students and researchers can only be facilitated by a common understanding and the fair recognition of qualifications".[4]
Related terms:
↑Diploma Supplement; ↑ECTS – European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System; ↑ENIC Network/NARIC Network; ↑Lisbon Recognition Convention; ↑Social dimension

[1] Cf. Bologna, pp. 3-4.

[2] Bologna, pp. 3-4.

[3] Bergen, p. 4.

[4] Qualifications, pp. 19-20.

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