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Higher Education Reform Experts Team (HERE) was formed in 2008, on European Commission’s initiative. Team was funded from the budget of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union and ceased to work with full accession of the Republic of Serbia to the Erasmus+ programme.

Team’s responsibilities consisted of:

  • analyzing and monitoring the implementation of Lisbon and the Bologna process (which the Government of Serbia adopted in 2003) through reforms in the field of higher education;
  • cooperating with institutions at all levels of education, as well as with economic and social organizations , which do not belong to the academic sector;
  • organizing the training of experts, on national and international level;
  • organizing and attending regional and thematic seminars;
  • performing promotional activities, with goal of raising the importance and need of changes in the field of higher education.

Team’s activities were aimed at taking various initiatives, proposing concrete measures and actions, preparation of analyzes, reports and other materials, as well as promoting the results, achieved in the implementation of the Bologna and Lisbon processes in the field of higher education in Serbia.

Team was active on both national and international level. Aside from internal meetings, which were held every month, with the support of Foundation Tempus, the team members have initiated a number of different activities on national level. These included:

Concerning international activities, Team members have participated in a total of 6 international events, organized by the Executive Agency in the field of education, culture and the media (EACEA) and the Support and Promotion for Higher Education Reform Experts (SPHERE):

  • HERE Study Visit: Capacity building in doctoral education (University of Malme, Sweden, 31 May and 1 June 2016)
  • HERE Seminar on Joint programmes and degrees: Strategy, management, implementation (Novi Sad, Serbia, 17 and 18 March 2016)
  • Innovating learning and teaching: the next phase of the Bologna Process (Tbilisi, Georgia, 3 and 4 December 2015)
  • 10th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) (London, United Kingdom, 19-21 November 2015)
  • HERE Seminar on ICT based learning, (Petra, Jordan, 26 and 27 October 2015)

For further information concerning work and activities, please contact Higher Education Reform Experts Team via the following e-mail 

Last modified: April 17, 2019