The 2016 Report on the Higher Education Reform Experts’ (HERE) activities has been published by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).
The HERE activities under Erasmus+ were launched on a full scale from the start of 2015, following the designation of the individual experts for the period 2015-2017.
2016 activities showed a positive continuation of the work started in 2015, with a strong contribution of the HEREs in both national and international activities. At national level, in the Partner Countries, the teams organised almost 200 events, produced more than 80 articles or publications and contributed to the reparation of a number of legislative reforms and the drafting of new higher education policies and strategies.
While only 12 of the Partner Countries concerned are signatories of the Bologna process, the focus of the activities was very much on Bologna type reforms, indicating a trend of voluntary convergence even in the non-signatory countries.
During the same time, the SPHERE team organised 6 international training events, provided experts for a total of 42 Technical Assistance Missions and continued to maintain and develop the website hosting the HERE Virtual Community.
The HERE Activity Report 2016 has been produced on the basis of the reports received from the 26 National Erasmus+ Offices (NEOs) concerned, and of EACEA's monitoring of the NEO and HERE activities in 2016. The introductory part is followed by country specific sections, which have been produced by the NEOs to present higher education developments in their countries and highlight the main achievements of their teams. The aim of these country presentations is to give visibility to the activities carried out by HEREs and NEOs at the national level and to give inspiration to colleagues in other countries when planning their HERE activities for the coming years.
The report is available for download below.