of this meeting (Joseph Kessels)
session is on discussing some of the implications of the Bologna agreement
that our ministers signed a couple of years ago. This will have a major
impact on the restructuring of the system of higher education in the European
Union. It will also have a direct influence on the HRD programmes in the
European universities. That is one of the reasons why we took the initiative
to find out whether we could be helpful for each other in building a quality
assurance system - whatever that may be - for our higher education programmes
in the domain of human resources (HRD, HRM).
One of the objectives of this meeting is to find out whether interested
partners, parties or colleagues would like to contribute to our approaches
of thinking on a European system for quality improvement that comes to
higher education in our domain. We would like to propose a simple format
enabling as much interaction with our colleagues as possible. So we don't
have fixed paper presentations and almost no minutes for discussion.
First I would like to invite Sabine Manning to inform us about the research
she did in the last couple of months on what is happening in Europe in
the domain of higher education on HRD. Then I would like to ask Monica
Lee to inform us about the initiatives that emerged in the University Forum
in this domain. Then I would like to invite especially those colleagues
of us here in the hall who actively participate in or are responsible for
HRD programmes in Europe to give some of their opinions. In the end we
would like to take home some suggestions for the University Forum, which
we could take up in the meeting tomorrow.
of the presentation made in the round-table meeting at the HRD conference
in Limerick, May 2004 (see proceedings).