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  1. ESMU-HUMANESecond Winter SchoolFor Senior Administrators Barcelona, 1-7 March 2004

  2. European Policies for Higher Education and Research Nadine Burquel Secretary-General ESMU Winter School Manager ESMU-HUMANE Winter School 2004

  3. Lisbon European Council (March 2000) • Major changes • Globalization • Knowledge Society • EU target • Most competitive knowledge-based economy in the world (2010) • Capable to sustainable economic growth, with more & better jobs, and greater social cohesion ESMU-HUMANE Winter School 2004

  4. Lisbon Strategy (2) HOW ? • Need for radical transformation of European economy (focus - research and innovation) • Need for ambitious programme for the modernization of social security and education in Europe Council – recognizing strong role of education ESMU-HUMANE Winter School 2004

  5. After Lisbon • Stockholm European Council (2001) • Three strategic goals - European HE • Open to the world • Quality/standards • Access • Barcelona European Council (2002) • Work programme on Education and Training (2010 horizon) ESMU-HUMANE Winter School 2004

  6. Monitoring progress (European Commission) • 2010 objective will not be achieved without major changes/ faster pace • Enlargement Process - even more ambitious • Priorities (Commission) • the need for coherent strategy in E & T • concentration of investment for structured, continued investment in HR in Europe • construction of Europe of E & T • creation of reference framework for qualifications (E & T) -employability ESMU-HUMANE Winter School 2004

  7. EHEA & ERA • A two-fold objective • External strategy – Europe most competitive, attractive (US/Japan) • Internal strategy – consolidation (transparency, mobility, etc…) - European Union a reality (citizens) ESMU-HUMANE Winter School 2004

  8. ERA • “Towards a European Research Area” (18 January 2000) • Analysis of state of EU R&D • Argue for a more co-ordinated approach • Endorsed by Heads of Government (Lisbon, March 2000), i.e. contribution of ERA in achieving the objective of Europe being the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world by 2010 • The Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) launched as the single most important instrument for realisation of ERA ESMU-HUMANE Winter School 2004

  9. Europe’s weaknesses (R) • Researchers brain drain to US (rigid career paths) • Fragmentation of R in Europe (national research policies); need to pool resources (gaining critical mass) • Lack of visibility of Europe’s R • Lack of finances for R & I (SMEs) • Researchers’ lack of awareness of management IPR • Unsufficient creation of spinoffs Long term effects on Europe - lack of innovation, growth and employment. ESMU-HUMANE Winter School 2004

  10. ERA (2) • Benchmarking national R&D policies • Networking (national & joint research programmes) • Stimulating innovation • Mapping excellence • Improving environment for private reseacrh • Stimulating researchers’mobility • Increasing by 3 % of GDP funding for R (public 1/3 + private 2/3) ESMU-HUMANE Winter School 2004

  11. Synergies • Strong role of regions in promoting the Knowledge Society • Synergies established between the European financial instruments (6FP, EIB, structural funds) - more structured response to Lisbon Strategy ESMU-HUMANE Winter School 2004

  12. EHEA (Bologna Process) • Bologna Process (1999) • Simplify structure HE qualifications (readable/comparable degrees) – undergraduate (Ba)/graduate (Ma) • ECTS; individual learning paths • Mobility in Europe; attracting students from around world • High standards (quality) • Employability ESMU-HUMANE Winter School 2004

  13. Progress to date Berlin (September 2004), Ministers of Education • Common European framework of HE • Speed up the process (quality framework, common framework for degrees Ba/Ma; recognition of degrees). • Reinforcement of synergies (EHEA/ERA) & link with doctoral studies (third cycle in Bologna Process) • From 29 to 40 signatories ESMU-HUMANE Winter School 2004

  14. Erasmus Mundus Launched to • strengthen international links in higher education • students & visiting scholars (worldwide) - postgraduate study in European universities • mobility objective Basic feature : • global scholarship scheme - creation of EU Masters Courses in European universities (internal aspect) • Commission intention - opening up European HE to rest of the world (external policy) ESMU-HUMANE Winter School 2004

  15. Challenges for European Universities • Communication “The role of European Universities in the Europe of Knowledge” (2003) – Strong role for universities • Are universities able to play it ? To compete (internal/external) ? • Communication - Questions : • adequate & sustainable funding for HE ? (public funding decreasing; private funding ?) • efficient financial management of funding; resource (re)allocation to develop excellence ? • professional management ? • contribution to local and regional needs ? ESMU-HUMANE Winter School 2004

  16. Degree of response in your University • Managing or resisting to change ? (EU opportunities – EHEA; ERA) • Is your university able to compete ? • Your university • Strategy • Management (adapting organisation & administration, structures; staffing) • Monitoring progress ESMU-HUMANE Winter School 2004

  17. A university with major problems Could EU policies be an opportunity for change ? Thank you ! ESMU-HUMANE Winter School 2004