Refugees' impact on Bologna reform – Recognition of Prior Learning and inclusion in the light of increased migration.

Malmö University, Stora hörsalen, Orkanen

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


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

David Crosier, Coordinator, Eurydice, EACEA


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

Blazhe Todorovski, Vice-President, ESU

Mette Mørk Andersen, European Commission

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
  • National strategy for validation
    Elin Landell, Director, The National Delegation for Validation, Sweden
  • 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
  • The French national system for Recognition of Prior Learning
    Eliane Kotler, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, France

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

Florian Rampelt, Head of Product, Kiron


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 



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

Jens Bjornavold, Senior Expert, Cedefop


Coffee break


Recognition of Prior Learning in practice – Four examples

  • Example from Malmö University
    Mia Andersson, Study and Career Adviser, Malmö University
  • TestAS, a test for access to Higher Education
    Hanna Reuther, Director, Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main
  • The Scottish policy for RPL in practice
    Ruth Whittaker, Director of Academic Quality and Development, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Toolkit for admission of refugees without documents
    Katrien Bardoel, senior policy advisor, EP-Nuffic, The Netherlands

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

Senast uppdaterad: 14 februari 2017