The Council of Europe’s contribution to the Bologna process
Reply to Written question
| Doc. 12839
| 23 January 2012
- Committee of Ministers
- Adopted at the 1131st meeting of
the Ministers’ Deputies (18 January 2012) 2012 - First part-session
- Reply to Written question
- : Written question no. 606 (Doc. 12769)
1. The Committee of Ministers recognises
the important role played by the Council of Europe in the field
of higher education and the quality of its expertise. It also gives
the necessary attention to continued co‑operation between the Council
of Europe and the European Union in the context of the Bologna Process
and the establishment of a European Higher Education Area.
2. The reform of the intergovernmental structures is essential
in order to rationalise the use of resources, give greater focus
to our priorities and in this way strengthen the impact of the Organisation.
In this context, the Ministers’ Deputies, in November 2011, set
up the Steering Committee for Educational Policy and Practice (CDPPE).
This committee’s main tasks include proposing “reforms of education
systems and policies to further democratic competences and participation
and to develop the European Higher Education Area”.
3. In this connection, governments are invited to designate two
representatives, at the most senior level possible, to take part
in the activities of this committee, representing (1) general education
and (2) higher education, as considered appropriate by each State.
They should be appointed by governments and by the competent body
or bodies representing universities or other higher education institutions,
in order to cover satisfactorily the general education and higher