International Seminar, London 18-19 November 2010

Ireland was one of six countries to participate in a UK organised seminar on the theme of "Recognition and the Bologna Process through engagement with Employers" held in Croydon, London in November 2010.

The Seminar is one of a series of Actions funded by the European Commission to bring together Erasmus National Agencies and Bologna Experts from a number of countries to discuss, in depth, themes arising from the Bologna Process, to increase understanding and to assist dissemination, not only in the Higher Education sector but in the wider community.

This Seminar focused on ‘Recognition’, which is a central theme within the Bologna Process. It explored relations and interaction between Higher Education and employers in order

  • to develop greater mutual understanding and more effective communication; 
  • to identify significant differences as well as shared objectives in the development of curricula
  • to promote a more explicit approach to the articulation of learning outcomes, skills and competences
  • to improve the information provided about these to a wider public.


Participants came from six countries – Estonia, Germany, Finland, Ireland, Slovenia, and the UK – and consisted of Bologna Experts, employers’ organisations, students, representatives of National Agencies and NARICs. In total there were 28 participants.