Process, named for its origins at the University of Bologna, began in
1998 when government education leaders from Germany, France, Italy and
Great Britain gathered to create what they called “a European space for
The process of
harmonizing European education began on the 700th anniversary of the
founding of Paris’s University of the Sorbonne.
In 1999, leaders
from 29 European nations signed a political declaration of shared
higher educational goals in the Italian city of Bologna.
On Thursday, the
Vatican will host a press conference which is slated to be attended by
Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, prefect of the Congregation for Catholic
Education, Archbishop Michael J. Miller C.S.B. and Msgr. Angelo
Vincenzo Zani, respectively secretary and under-secretary of the same
congregation. In addition, Jan Sadlak, director of UNESCO-CEPES will
also be on hand.
The seminar itself will be held in the Vatican’s New Synod Hall from March 30th to April 1st.
Vatican has announced that it will host a seminar to explore the
Bologna Process and its relationship to Catholic higher education this
week. The Seminar is being organized by the Holy See’s Congregation for
Higher Education along with the European Union’s UNESCO-CEPES