June 24th

Afternoon
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Celebration of the Bologna Declaration 20th Anniversary*

Venue: Palazzo Re Enzo, Piazza Nettuno 1, Bologna

16.00 – 18.30 Celebration

* Since the Rectors or their Delegates will be parading in their academic robes, we kindly ask them to arrive at 1.30 pm at the Archiginnasio Public Library – Piazza Galvani 1, Bologna – in order to allow some time for the official dressing, preparation of the academic cortege and procession to the conference venue. Further information will follow, for any doubts please contact the University of Bologna: info@bolognaprocess.it

Guest Speakers

June 25th

Morning Parallel sessions
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1. Academic and related civic values in changing societies

Venue: Stabat Mater, Archiginnasio, Piazza Galvani 1, Bologna

09.00 – 10.30 Keynote speech

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 Roundtable | Ronja Hesse, facilitator | ESU – European Students’ Union

  • Paolo Maria Mancarella, Rector, University of Pisa
  • Daniel Kontowski, University of Winchester & European Liberal Arts Initiative (ELAI)
  • Rob Copeland, University and College Union, UK and ETUCE
  • Sjur Bergan, Head of Education Department – Council of Europe (BFUG)
2. Student-centred Learning

Venue: Aula Prodi, Piazza San Giovanni in Monte 2, Bologna

09.00 – 10.30 Keynote speech

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 Roundtable | Eigirdas Sarkanas, facilitator | ESU – European Students’ Union

  • Terry Maguire, Director, National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
  • Gohar Hovhannisyan, European Students’ Union (ESU)
  • Karolyn McDonnell, Student, Institute of Technology, Carlow, Ireland
  • Ann Katherine Isaacs, BFUG Vice-chair (BFUG)
3. Providing Leadership for Sustainable Development, the Role of Higher Education

Venue: Aula Absidale, Complesso di Santa Lucia Via De’Chiari 25a, Bologna

09.00 – 10.30 Keynote speech

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 Roundtable | Julian Lo Curlo, facilitator | ESU – European Students’ Union

  • George Sharvashidze, Rector, Tbilisi State University Ivane Javakhishvili
  • Michelle O’Dowd Lohan, National University of Ireland
  • Per Hillbur, Pro-Rector/Associate Professor, Malmö University
  • Pier Sandro Cocconcelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Holy See (BFUG)
4. The Social Dimensions of Higher Education

Venue: Palazzo Re Enzo, Piazza Nettuno 1, Bologna

09.00 – 10.30 Keynote speech

  • Chris Brink, formerly Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University, and Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University
  • John Storan, University of East London
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 Roundtable | Nathalie Schaefer, facilitator | ESU – European Students’ Union

  • Ninoslav Scukanec Schmidt, Co-chair of the BFUG Advisory Group on Social Dimension and Executive Director of the Institute for the Development of Education, Croatia
  • Pietro Fochi, SIOI-MAECI / EDUACTIVE
  • Florian Rampelt, Stifterverband
5. Careers and Skills for the Labour Market of the future

Venue: Palazzo Re Enzo, Piazza Nettuno 1, Bologna

09.00 – 10.30 Keynote speeches

  • Agneta Bladh, former State Secretary in the Swedish Ministry of Education and Science, a former Rector of the University of Kalmar, Chairman of the Swedish Research Council
  • Dirk Van Damme, Senior Counsellor in the Directorate for Education and Skills at the OECD in Paris
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 Roundtable | Matteo Vespa, facilitator | ESU – European Students’ Union

  • Chiara Finocchietti, Co-chair – Thematic Peer Group B on Lisbon Recognition Convention (BFUG)
  • Silvia Bernardini, Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna
  • Janne Loikkanen, M.Soc.Sc., Planning Officer Career Councellor
  • Ulf-Daniel Ehlers, EURASHE Vicepresident and Advisory Group Learning and Teaching Co-chair

June 25th

Afternoon plenary session
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Venue: Palazzo Re Enzo, Piazza Nettuno 1, Bologna

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break
14.30 – 15.30 Keynote speaker

  • Maysa Jalbout, CEO at Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education
15.30 – 16.30 Feedback from roundtables

  • Helmi Andersson, 1. Academic and related civic values in changing societies
  • Bálint Lovász, 2. Student-centred Learning
  • Pegi Pavletić, 3. Providing Leadership for Sustainable Development, the Role of Higher Education
  • Brieuc Delanghe, 4. The Social Dimensions of Higher Education
  • Maciej Rewucki, 5. Careers and Skills for the Labour Market of the future
16.30 – 17.00 Conclusion

17.00 – 18.00 UNA Europa Concert