On the 19th of June 1999, ministers responsible for higher education of 29 European countries signed the Bologna Declaration. At the end of a 10 years’ period of implementation, it is time to produce a balance of the results achieved, both in Portugal and in the remaining European Higher Education Area. It is also time to analyse how the Bologna Process is viewed in other regions of the World and to develop a mutual understanding of motivations and processes, as a basis for policy dialog and cooperation. Finally, it is the moment to consider how the Bologna goals may be pursued in the future.In conformity the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (FCG) will organize an international conference on the 21st and 22nd of September 2009 where the Portuguese and European Academic Community and also participants from outside the European Area of Higher Education will be invited to consider three topics: the curricular design in the Bologna context, the Bologna Process in a global setting, the future 10 years after Bologna.
Connected to the preparation of the conference the Foundation financed an analysis of the Bologna Reports that institutions were required by law to produce in order to evaluate the implementation of the Bologna Objectives.