The European Higher Education Area in 2018: Bologna Process Implementation Report
The Bologna Process Implementation Report provides a wide-ranging and detailed picture of how the < Back
European Higher Education Area (EHEA) has been moving forward since the Yerevan Conference in
2015. This has not been a period of radical change. Instead, for most countries, the recent years have
focused on consolidating the implementation of reforms.
The Bologna Follow Up Group has identified three key commitments that underpin the EHEA. These
commitments concern the implementation of the three-cycle degree structure, recognition of
qualifications and quality assurance. They can be considered as the foundations of the EHEA: if these
foundations are not in place, further European higher education cooperation is undermined.
In addition to the implementation of these commitments, the priorities of the Bologna Process as set
out in the Yerevan Communiqué are learning and teaching, social inclusion and employability – all
topics addressed centrally in this report. In Yerevan, ministers also pledged to continue to foster
mobility and internationalisation, and called for attention to the values of the EHEA.