5th Bologna Process Ministerial conference


London,  May 17-18, 2007






17 May: first session 

9 00 – 10 30

Welcome speeches and accession of Montenegro


·         Alan Johnson, Secretary of State for Education and Skills, UK

·         Annette Schavan, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany    

·         Jan Figel, European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth 

·         Sjur Bergan, Council of Europe


Keynote speech: Bologna in a global context: future challenges and opportunities for the EHEA: Brenda Gourley, Vice Chancellor, Open University 


Comments and questions to Brenda Gourley: all delegates    


Chair: Alan Johnson


10 30 -11 00


17 May: second session

11 00 – 12 30



Progress since Bergen 


·         Outcome of Stocktaking Report 2007, Andrejs Rauhvargers, Latvia 

·         Trends V and its consequences for institutions, Georg Winckler, EUA

·         Bologna With Student Eyes, Koen Geven, ESIB  


Comments and questions: Ministers and Heads of Delegations


Chair: Ute Erdsiek-Rave, Vice President of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany, and Minister for Education and Women, Schleswig-Holstein


12 30 – 14 00



13 45

Briefing session for panel members 

17 May: third session


14 00 –15 30

Panel discussions: all delegates   


15 30 -16 00


17 May: fourth session

16 00 -17 45

Initial discussion of Communiqué


Comments: Ministers and Heads of Delegations


Chair: Bill Rammell, Minister of State for Lifelong Learning,  Further and Higher Education, UK 

Conference dinner

19 30

Guildhall, City of London

18 May: fifth session 

9 00 - 10 00

Feedback from panel sessions: Sir Roderick Floud,  EUA and Lars Lynge Nielsen, Eurashe


Comments and questions: all delegates


Chair:  Annette Schavan

18 May: sixth  session

10 00 –12 00

Final discussion and agreement of the Communiqué


Chair: Bill Rammell

18 May: seventh session

12 00 – 12 30

Closing remarks


·         Ministers Marie-Dominique Simonet and Frank Vandenbroucke (French and Flemish Community of Belgium) on behalf of the Benelux hosts of the 2009 Ministerial conference

·         Jan Figel, European Commissioner 

·         Alan Johnson,  Secretary of State for Education  and Skills, UK  


Chair: Alan Johnson 

Press conference 

12 30

UK, Germany, Benelux, EC, EUA and ESIB 

Informal lunch

13 00