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Provisional programme

Wednesday May 23rd 2018 – Sorbonne
Welcoming ceremony

Grand Amphithéâtre Puvis © Xavier Richer et Gilles Trillard
Grand Amphithéâtre Puvis © Xavier Richer et Gilles Trillard

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

  • Opening of the gates and registration

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

  • Welcome address by the Rector, Gilles Pécout
  • Celebration session of the Sorbonne Joint Declaration
  • Closing by the French minister, Frédérique Vidal

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

  • Cocktail Dinner
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Thursday May 24th 2018 – Palais Brongniart
EHEA Ministerial Conference


Entrance rue Vivienne © Palais Brongniart
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7:30 am (tbc)

  • Registration and coffee

8:00 am – 9:00 am (tbc)

  • BFUG meeting (restricted session)

9:15 am – 9:45 am (tbc)

  • Official opening of EHEA Ministerial Conference

9:45 am – 10:00 am (tbc)

  • Introduction and overview of the agenda
    Paul de Brem

10:00 am – 10:30 am (tbc)

  • The Paris Communiqué: where we stand (1)

10:30 am – 11:00 am (tbc)

  • Coffee break

11:00 am – 11:30 am (tbc)

  • The 2018 Bologna Process Implementation Report

11:30 am – 12:30 pm (tbc)

  • Meeting implementation challenges together (parallel sessions)

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm (tbc)

  • Meeting implementation challenges together
    Main conclusions

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (tbc)

  • Lunch

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm (tbc)

  • EHEA beyond 2020 (parallel sessions)
    • Towards European universities
    • Synergies between education and research
    • Teaching and learning

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm (tbc)

  • Coffee break

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm (tbc)

  • Address by the European Commissioner Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, M. Tibor Navracsics
  • Address by the General Director of UNESCO, Mrs. Audrey Azoulay
  • Address by the French Prime Minister, M. Edouard Philippe

5:30 pm – 5:45 pm (tbc)

  • Photo

5:45 pm – 6:30 pm (tbc)

  • EHEA beyond 2020
    Main conclusions

6:30 pm – 7:00 Pm (tbc)

  • The Paris Communiqué: where we stand (2)

Thursday May 24th 2018 – Chaillot Théâtre national de la danse
Social event

7:20 pm (tbc)

  • Buses

8:00 pm (tbc)

  • Performance by Angelin Preljocaj
  • Gala Dinner
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Friday May 25th 2018 – Palais Brongniart
EHEA Ministerial Conference


Nef © Palais Brongniart
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8:15 am (tbc)

  • Registration and coffee

9:00 am – 9:15 am (tbc)

  • The Bologna Policy Forum Statement: where we stand

9:15 am – 10:15 am (tbc)

  • Bologna Policy Forum
    • Widening access & ensuring success for all in higher education
      Session 1 and discussion
    • Higher education social responsibility: the civic role of higher education institutions
      Session 2 and discussion

10:15 am – 10:45 am (tbc)

  • Bologna Policy Forum
    Main conclusions of session 1 and session 2
  • Adoption of the Bologna Policy Forum Statement

10:45 am – 11:15 am (tbc)

  • Coffee break

11:15 am - 12:15 pm (tbc)

  • Fundamental values and inclusiveness

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm (tbc)

  • Italy's project for 2018-2020

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm (tbc)

  • The Paris Communiqué: where we stand (3)
  • Adoption of the EHEA Ministerial Communiqué
  • Official closing of the EHEA Ministerial Conference

1:15 pm (tbc)

  • Lunch and press conference in parallel
  • Ministerial bilateral meetings