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

Brussels, 15 April 2005


The first seminar in 2005 was entitled “What’s new in Brussels: Recent developments in European policies and programmes”. Like its predecessor in 2004, it was an introduction to the theme-specific seminars to follow in 2005. The seminar provided the latest information on, and analysis of, the Bologna and Lisbon Processes: first results of the new report on trends in European higher education were presented and discussed, as well as upconing issues for the Bergen Ministerial Meeting. The recognition of the three-year-Bachelor in the US was another widely discussed theme addressed in the seminar. Latest developments regarding the Lisbon agenda were also subject of a seminar presentation.

ACA succeeded in winning as external speakers Peter van der Hijden (European Commission, Brussels), Sybille Reichert (ETH Zürich), and Rolf Hoffmann (German Fulbright Commission, Berlin). The “crew” was completed by ACA Director Bernd Wächter.

5th in the series “European Policy Seminars” of the Academic Cooperation Association