European Higher Education Area

The European Higher Education Area (EHEA) refers to an area and process of collaboration in higher education policy, officially launched at the end of the 1990s and to be carried out by 2010. The EHEA constitutes a supranational regional policy shaped over time through multilevel and multi-actor governance. It is linked to the social and economic policy of the European Union (EU), as well as to broader internationalisation processes in a globalised society. The EHEA is an area where countries cooperate to set common goals for their higher education systems and common tools in order to achieve such goals. It has five main areas of action: (1) European mobility and internationalisation, (2) comparability and recognition of degrees, (3) quality assurance, (4) connection with the economy, ...

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