What’s new in Brussels?
Recent developments in European policies and programmes

Brussels, 2 February 2007

Theme

Europe, and the European Commission in particular, play an increasingly important role for our continent’s higher education institutions. The Commission’s policies have an impact on institutional missions and positioning, and their programmes provide an important source of funding. It is therefore essential for universities and colleges in Europe to learn, as early as possible, about new trends on the European agenda. To do just this, i.e. to familiarise higher education institutions with the latest developments in European policy and programmes in education, training and research, is the purpose of ACA’s European Policy Seminars.

“What’s new in Brussels 2007” featured the latest information on, and analysis of, the new Lifelong Learning Programme, Erasmus Mundus and enhancing the attractiveness of European higher education, European higher education reform (Bologna and Lisbon Processes) and other issues. Angelique Verli (European Commission), Siegbert Wuttig (DAAD), Jurgen Rienks (European Commission), Diego Sammaritano (European Commission), Louise Watts (EduFrance) and ACA Director Bernd Wächter presented the latest developments in their area of expertise.

12th in the series “European Policy Seminars” of the Academic Cooperation Association