ECTS - Bolonha Declaration

ISPA_ERASMUSThe Bologna process is the result of the declaration signed in 1999 by 29 European countries, for the creation until 2010 of a European Higher Education Space.The 45 countries who until now have signed this agreement, intend to make the European higher education systems coherent and compatible, so as to strengthen the recognition of qualification, boost the international competiveness and promote employment and mobility throughout the European space.


To attain these objectives, steps were implemented that must be put into place by all the Higher Education Institutions belonging to the countries who signed the declaration.


  1. Adoption of a common easily understandable and comparable degree system, based in three study cycles;
  2. Establishment of a Credit accumulation and transfer system;
  3. Promotion of cooperation in the scope Higher Education Quality Certification;
  4. Promotion of Cooperation between the European Higher Education Space (EEES) and the European Research Area (ERA);
  5. Promotion of Lifelong Learning;
  6. Engagement of Higher Education Institutions and of Students as essential partners of the Project;
  7. Global promotion of the European Higher Education Space.


In order to implement the reorganisation of ISPA’s degrees according to the Bologna model, a workgroup under the authority of the Director was created in 2005.This group proceeded to analyse all relevant documents so as to ascertain the implications of the process both in the Scientific and Pedagogical areas and in the Administrative organisation. This group then unfolded to proceed with the adaptation of the degrees in the various scientific areas.


As a consequence of these actions we later created the Bologna Office, which was exclusively dedicated to appreciate and solve all issues raised by this process.This Office was active until the end of the 2006/2007 academic year.


So that the objectives of the Bologna declaration in what concerns mobility and employment of students, teachers, investigators and other professionals in the European space, were attained it became apparent that the creation of tools that allowed the academic and professional recognition of the degrees obtained, was necessary.


In this context we would like to point out the creation of the Student guide, with all the information about the Institution, all its degrees and study programs and also all its resources. So as to reinforce the recognition of qualifications we also implemented the Learning Agreement, the Transcript of Records and the Diploma Supplement.

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