Here you can find the presentations from the conference and the conference report.

The conference report (pdf) includes a summary of the two days and the discussions.

In the programme each presentation is linked  to the person who delivered it.

June 12    
11:00–12:30 Registration  
11:30  Lunch  


Kerstin Tham, Vice-Chancellor, Malmö University

Ulf Melin, Director General, Swedish Council for Higher Education

Tobias Smedberg, moderator


Introduction to the conference theme

Anders Ahlstrand, Swedish Council for Higher Education.
To Anders Ahlstrand' presentation (pdf)


Setting the scene – Recognition of Prior Learning, inclusion and alternative study paths in the Bologna Implementation Report

David Crosier, Coordinator, Eurydice, EACEA.
To David Crosiers' presentation (pdf)


The refugee situation – a Bologna reform stress test? European stakeholders view on the current situation and the future.

Michael Gaebel, Director, Higher Education Policy Unit, EUA.
To Michael Gaebels' presentation (pdf)

Blazhe Todorovski, Vice-President, ESU.

Mette Mørk Andersen, European Commission.
To Mette Mørk Andersens' presentation (pdf)

Michal Karpíšek, Secretary General, EURASHE.

14:40 Coffee break  

Examples of policies for Recognition of Prior Learning

  • Resolution on admission to higher education for refugees in Germany, reform to recognise prior learning
    Miriam Wiederhold, Head of Section, Sekretariat der Kultusministerkonferenz, KMK, Germany.
    To Miriam Wiederholds' presentation (pdf)
  • Swedish national strategy for validation
    Elin Landell, Director, The National Delegation for Validation, Sweden.
    To Elin Landells' presentation (pdf)
  • The EAR manual – Best practice according to the Lisbon Recognition Convention
    Kristina Sutkutė, Information and Assessment Officer, Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC), ENIC-NARIC Lithuania.
    To Kristina Sutkutės' presentation (pdf)
  • The French national system for Recognition of Prior Learning
    Eliane Kotler, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, France.
    To Eliane Kotlers' presentation (pdf)

Alternative routes into Higher Education for refugees – experiences of Kiron Open Higher Education

Florian Rampelt, Director of Education, Kiron.
To Florian Rampelts' presentation (pdf)


My way into Swedish Higher Education

Fiona Winders, former student Malmö University

Selma Music, former student, University of Borås and University of Gothenburg

17:20  End of day 1  

Conference dinner

Restaurant Niagara, Malmö University

June 13    

Global challenges and the importance of Recognition of Prior Learning and alternative study paths

Pam Fredman, President of IAU, International Association of Universities and Rector of University of Gothenburg.
To Pam Fredmans' presentation (pdf) 



What can Higher Education Institutions learn from the Vocational Education sector?

Ernesto Villalba-Garcia, Expert, Cedefop.
To Ernesto Villalba-Garcias' presentation (pdf)


Coffee break



Recognition of Prior Learning in practice – Four examples





Group discussions


Lessons learned – what is the next step forward?

Cecilia Christersson, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Malmö University

Liva Vikmane, Vice-President, ESU

13:30  Wrap-up and Lunch  


The conference is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.  

Senast uppdaterad: 30 november 2018