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Creating the European Higher Education Area drives a reform of the higher education systems and teaching in Europe.

More information about European-level reforms is available on the Bologna Process site of the European Commission

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The Bologna Process in Finland

Finland is a member country in the Bologna Process, which was launched in 1999 to create a common European Higher Education Area EHEA. Among the aims is to facilitate recognition of qualifications within this area and to establish a competitive and attractive system of higher education in Europe.

Finnish Bologna Experts Team co-ordinated by CIMO

At a national level, the Bologna Process is promoted and enhanced by National Bologna Experts Teams. Their work is supported by the European Commission through the Erasmus programme.

The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture has set a group of Bologna Experts for 2009–2011 and 2011–2013. The everyday work of the group is co-ordinated by CIMO, the national Erasmus agency in Finland.

The Bologna Experts Team arranges national seminars and events on themes related to the Bologna Process. The Experts also take part in European-level events and seminars arranged by other Bologna countries. Finnish Bologna Experts co-operate especially actively with their colleagues in the Nordic countries, Germany, Britain and the Netherlands.


More information about the Bologna Process and the work of the Finnish Bologna Experts Team is available at CIMO from

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