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category international | irish social forum | news report author Thursday September 18, 2003 13:21author by EEF Mediateam - European Education Forumauthor email press at eef2003 dot org Report this post to the editors

Opening plenary this morning

This morning the EEF has been officially opened with an introducing plenary. In the early hours about 150 people listened to current information about the situation of education in Europe. Some people performed a rap on Berlin’s financial situation. Here a few photographs…
Poster of the EEF
Poster of the EEF

The first workshops have started at 11.30am today, and during the day there will be another two blocks of workshops. At 4.00pm there will be a manifestation organised by the AStA FU in front of the Hilton hotel, in which the European education ministers meet.

Related Link: http://www.eef2003.org

This morning at the registration point
This morning at the registration point

Short before the opening plenary started
Short before the opening plenary started

author by Chuck Epublication date Thu Sep 18, 2003 17:01author address author phone Report this post to the editors

ooo i hate it when debating types try and RAP - can you reproduce the PHAT RAP baby ?

author by EEF mediateam - European Education Forumpublication date Fri Sep 19, 2003 01:47author email info at eef2003 dot orgauthor address author phone Report this post to the editors

More than 600 people
Short summary of the second plenary (Thursday, 7:30pm):
The Bologna Process – criticism and alternatives
On the podium, Lea Brunner, Marzia Foroni, Julien Plaisant and Heiner Fechner discussed about different aspects of the Bologna process. They are students’ representatives from Switzerland, Italy, France and Germany. The range of positions to the Bologna Process reached from rejection of the process to support while criticizing the implementation.

During the discussion, the participants dedicated themselves to aspects of commodification of, access to, the social dimension of education and European mobility with regard to the Bologna process. The participants agreed in a lot of points of criticism of the Bologna process, as the lack of respect of students’ interests. But they strongly disagreed about the strategy for dealing with the Bologna Process. Some want to improve the possibilities of participation while others preferred their alternative models of designing a European education system.

The need for financial support for European mobility was underlined by the panellists. So far, the structure of organising study courses according to the Bologna Process has not led to improvement of mobility or reduction of barriers to access to higher education. The need for participation of university teachers and students in the process of developing a European education was stressed by all participants.

The people in the audience were able to influence the discussion by giving written questions to the moderator.

Related Link: http://www.eef2003.org
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