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Welcome Newsletter January 2010 - N° 1

In This Issue
EURASHE Convention Budapest March 2010
Annual Conference, Tallinn October 2010
Modern conference
News from the Secretariat
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The first EURASHE electronic newsletter  

Dear member and partner of EURASHE


This first Newsletter of 2010 reaches you in a new format, and we hope it finds you well, in good health and full of expectations for the New Year.

Using an electronic Newsletter, with a wider circulation and on a more frequent basis, will enable us to reach more and new partners in the European Higher Education Area (and beyond), while providing more regular updates to our broad membership and other stakeholders in higher education. May I therefore also kindly ask you to circulate this newsletter among your members, colleagues and stakeholder contacts?

In this first issue we inform you about the upcoming events organised by ourselves, and we also picked one event of the month, organised by a partner of EURASHE, known as MODERN, the European Platform Higher Education Modernisation, and which is also open to external attendants. In future issues, we will extend the variety of topics presented. 

Like in the past, members and partners are invited to propose events of their own to highlight either on our website, or in the Newsletter.

Naturally pride of place in this newsletter goes to our own Bologna 2010 Convention, held in Budapest on 10 March next, and hosted by a member of EURASHE, the Budapest Business School, an event that is linked to the celebratory Ministerial Summit of the Bologna countries, in Budapest and Vienna on 11-12 March.

As the date of our stocktaking Bologna Convention is getting nearer, it is important that delegates register as soon as possible, to secure hotel accommodation, with all the events programmed around the Ministerial summit.

Further news on events related to EURASHE and our Secretariat you will find under the various sections of our website.


With my best regards


Stefan Delplace

Secretary General



European Association of Institutions in Higher Education


EURASHE is the association of Polytechnics, University Colleges, Universities of Applied Science etc. devoted to Professional Higher Education. EURASHE is an umbrella non-profit international organization with more than 800 members in more than 30 countries in the European Higher Education Area and outside of it through partnership agreements. Our members are National Associations of University Colleges, Individual Higher Education Institutions, professional associations & stakeholder organizations. EURASHE's main objective is to defend the interests of the professionally oriented Higher Education Institutions, and to continuously enhance the importance and the quality of professional higher education in Europe. EURASHE aims at contributing to the progressive development of the European Higher Education Area, especially through its active involvement as a consultative member of the Bologna Follow-up Group.

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EURASHE Convention Budapest March 2010

Register for the Budapest Convention

We would like to invite you to this important stocktaking exercise for professional higher education after 10 years Bologna, involving members of EURASHE and a broader range of stakeholders and individual experts. Prior to the Ministerial Summit, the EURASHE Budapest Convention will take place at Budapest Business School. The results of the Convention proceedings will provide an input for our contribution to the Ministerial conference in Budapest and Vienna the following days, where EURASHE will also present its Bologna 2010 Publication, called "Ten Commitments from the part of professional higher Education for the next decade". Therefore it is of a great importance to be present to voice your opinion.

 Read more about the Budapest Convention Rationale

 Read more about the Budapest Convention Programme

 Click to go to the registration page of Budapest Convention 

The Convention will be preceded by a half-day Forum especially devoted to the region of the Central European countries for which experts from the region will be invited. The Central European Forum for Professional Higher Education aims at bringing together experts on the PHE sector from Central Europe, in order to establish a dialogue on relevant developments and challenges in the region. The key areas of the one day Forum (9th March 2010) are the Mission & Role of PHE, Employability and Qualifications.

Annual Conference, Tallinn October 2010

Autumn Conference

This year the annual conference will be an Autumn conference in Tallinn, Estonia, on 14-15 October 2010. It will focus on how the higher education reform under 'Bologna' and other major
strands in European policy shaping ´the Lisbon Agenda´ mutually seem to affect one another.

Read more about the Tallinn Conference

MODERN Conference on Funding in Higher Education Institutions, January 29, 2010

This month's event is the second in a series of five conferences which will be organized by the MODERN, European Platform Higher Education Modernisation, where EURASHE is an associate member.

Read more about the Modern Conference
News from the Secretariat

EURASHE has the pleasure to introduce our new colleague Ms. Iva Voldánová for project management that is working with us in the secretariat. She is currently responsible for the follow-up and monitoring of the execution of a number of projects under the Lifelong Learning Programme, and assists the EURASHE Secretary General (Stefan Delplace) in the drafting of policy documents, preparing the submission of new project applications, involving gathering information and liaising with prospective partners. Furthermore, she is responsible for promoting the EURASHE network and liaising with members. Previously, she has been a trainee at the DG Education and Culture and a consultant at Accenture Services in the Czech Republic.

Ms. Voldánová is fluent in Czech, Slovak, French, English and Spanish.

The EURASHE secretariat
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