Matilda Ernkrans attends European Higher Education Area ministerial conference
Minister for Higher Education and Research Matilda Ernkrans is attending a ministerial conference on the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) today, Thursday 19 November. The agenda includes discussions on higher education in Europe and the adoption of the Rome Ministerial Communiqué. Ms Ernkrans will also deliver a speech.
“The Rome Ministerial Communiqué not only attaches great importance to factors such as equitable access to education and sustainable development, it also highlights important areas such as democracy and gender equality. At a time when anti-democratic winds are blowing, it is important that we jointly safeguard academic freedom,” says Ms Ernkrans.
The ministerial conference is part of the Bologna process, which is based on the 1999 Bologna Declaration and aims to make Europe a coherent higher education area. Italy is hosting the digital conference.