Sunday, March 7, 2010

Bologna Burns in Budapest!

Morze Infoshop is pleased to invite you to a workshop on Bologna process on the 9th of March at Central European University. It has been ten years since the Bologna education process was introduced into the European universities and it is still controversial. On March 11 and 12 2010 the education ministers of 46 European countries will celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Bologna process in Budapest and Vienna accordingly. Considering the current situation and the ongoing protests in many European Universities this celebration is a mockery for all of us. We believe that there is nothing to celebrate.

Student occupations started in Vienna in autumn 2009 and this flame of blockades spread all around the world. The main reasons were protesting against commercialization of education and criticizing the system which produces workforce dictated by the capitalist market. Students in Vienna are planning to have protests and the counter summit on 11th-14th March (

Budapest joins the Austrian colleagues and would like to attract attention to the issue of Bologna system and its implementation in Hungary.

The program of the 9th of March looks as follows:

15-00 - 17-30: Central European University (5th district, Nador u. 9), Geller Room
A discussion on the Bologna Process, the massive student protest planned in Vienna on the 11th-4th, and its relationship with the broader student movement. The discussion leaders include members of the Vienna Student Movement "Bologna Burns", a keynote speaker Dr. Liviu Matei from the Department of Public Policy at CEU, and students with first-hand experience in student occupations. There will also be information about travel to Vienna on the 11th for the counter-summit and the blockade of the Bologna summit.

17:30 - 19-30: in front of the ELTE Campus in Astoria, Muzeum krt. 4-6

Directly following the discussion, all are invited to participate in a demonstration in front of ELTE Campus in Astoria against the 10th anniversary celebration of Bologna system.

For the information in Hungarian check

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