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
12:30 

Welcome 

Kerstin Tham, Vice-Chancellor, Malmö University

Ulf Melin, Director General, Swedish Council for higher Education

Tobias Smedberg, moderator

12:45 

Introduction to the conference theme

12:55

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

David Crosier, Coordinator, Eurydice, EACEA

13:20 

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
15:10

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
16:30

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

Florian Rampelt, Head of Product, Kiron

16:50  

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
19:00 

Conference dinner

Restaurant Niagara, Malmö University

June 13  
9:00 

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 

9:20

 

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

Jens Bjornavold, Senior Expert, Cedefop

9:50

Coffee break

10:20

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
11:40

Group discussions

13:00

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