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April 2012
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Jørn Henrik Petersen, Keynote Speaker at EURASHE's 22nd Annual Conference

Jørn Henrik Petersen, Professor and Director at the Centre for Welfare State Research, Department of Political Science, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark will be delivering a Key Note contribution during EURASHE's 22nd Annual Conference, 10 & 11 May 2012, Riga, Latvia


jorn henrik petersenJørn Henrik Petersen was educated as an economist (Aarhus University) in 1968. In 1969 he received Aarhus University's gold medal in economics. Professor of social policy at University of Southern Denmark 1974. Dr.phil. (history), Odense University 1985. (Diss.: The development of the Danish Old Age pension Scheme. The origins). He has served as Danish representative to the group of independent experts on social policy within the EU in the 70s and as member/chairman of several Danish committees on social policy themes. Presently he is chairing the initiative "The History of the Danish Welfare State" (more information here: EN; DK) of which three volumes have been published and three others will be published before August 2014. It aims at delivering the first comprehensive history of Danish social policy and is supported by the Danish Carlsberg Foundation


His contribution will be titled: "A normative theory of the welfare state and its inherent dilemmas"


Go to our website to download the official Invitation from Andreas G. Orphanides, EURASHE's President; the Flyer of the event; the provisional Conference Programme; and the Conference Rationale


Only three weeks left to register!


Register to EURASHE's 22nd Annual Conference NOW!

Only 3 weeks left to register for EURASHE's 22nd Annual Conference

EURASHE's 22nd Annual Conference will be held in Riga on 10 & 11 May 2012. It is titled "Responding to challenges for European higher education: Lifelong learning and the Welfare Society". The two themes will top the future agenda for European Professional Higher Education


Key Note Contributions will be delivered by Jørn Henrik Petersen, and Joeri Van den Steenhoven, as well as Anthony Lewis Brooks, Joost Degenaar and Richard Thorn


On this occasion the FLLLEX project will be presented, in particular the instrument which has been developed in order to implement Lifelong Learning strategies in higher education institutions


The Conference will be hosted by the BA School of Business and Finance in Riga and will took place at the Radison Blue Hotel Latvija


The Danish Rectors' Conference - University Colleges Denmark (UC-DK) is also a partner 


Go to the dedicated page to learn more on the Conference, on the speakers, on our partners (BA School of Business and Finance in Riga; Danish Rectors' Conference - University Colleges Denmark; both our members), on the FLLLEX project, and on the city of Riga


Only three weeks left to register!


Register to EURASHE's 22nd Annual Conference NOW!


We look forward to welcoming you in Riga!

EURASHE overarching Policy Paper and  joint position paper for the Bucharest Ministerial Conference

EURASHE is pleased to announce that its overarching policy paper, which summarises EURASHE's viewpoints on key priority areas (Employability and Lifelong Learning; Quality Assurance and Transparency Tools; Mobility and International Openness; Qualification Frameworks and Student Centred Learning; Research, Development, and Innovation in PHE) will be officially presented at the Bucharest Ministerial Conference held on 26 - 27 April next


This policy paper is the result of a year of intense and important work by EURASHE's Working Groups on these specific domains and contains EURASHE's recommendations to the Ministers in charge of Higher Education in the EHEA (formerly 'Bologna Process')


Together with this overarching paper, we will also submit the joint position paper of EURASHE's Universities of Applied Sciences and other colleague from the UASnet Group, expressing the expectations and recommendations of this sector of Higher Education, which claims their rightful place in the 'knowledge triangle' for regional development


These and other recommendations on the above mentioned domains also constitute our input in the Ministerial Communiqué of Bucharest, based on extensive consultation with our members and partners throughout the EHEA


Learn more on EURASHE's Policy Development on our website


Learn more on EURASHE's Working Groups (Lifelong Learning and Employability; Quality Assurance; Mobility; National Qualification Frameworks and Student Centred Learning; Research, Development, and Innovation in PHE) on our website
30 Stakeholders' proposals on "Erasmus for All"

"Erasmus for All" is the new programme for education, training, youth and sport, which was proposed by the European Commission on 23 November 2011


The coalition of 30 stakeholders welcomes the proposed budget of 19 billion EUR while acknowledging that it is a minimum allocation necessary to have a real impact in the current economic crisis and to match the ambitious targets of the Europe 2020 strategy. It also welcomes the commitment to simplify the programme. However it considers that some adjustments could be made to the proposed Regulation in order to ensure a greater impact and European added value.


The coalition invites EU institutions to take into account the underlying arguments for each of these statements. You can read the proposals in the Coalition's Position Paper on "Erasmus for All".


EURASHE is a member of the Coalition and supports its goals


Learn more on the Coalition and its proposals on our website
7th European Quality Assurance Forum in Tallinn

EURASHE is pleased to announce that the 7th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) is to be held on 22 - 24 November 2012 in Tallinn, Estonia. This event is co-organised by ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE




The EQAF has first taken place in 2006 and gains popularity ever since. It offers a unique platform for the Quality Assurance and Higher Education communities to anticipate, shape and follow the latest developments in the field


It aims at fostering a dialogue on Quality Assurance in order to build a truly European wide discussion on Quality Assurance in Higher Education. It brings together all of the key stakeholders of the field, Higher Education Institutions, Quality Assurance Agencies and Students


Learn more on EQAF and this 7th edition on our website

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