Effects of the Bologna Declaration on Professional Music Training in Europe

In 1999, the European ministers in charge of Higher Education convened in Bologna to sign a Declaration with the intention to create a ‘European Higher Education Area’ by the year 2010. Professional music training, which has gradually been integrated into the national higher education systems during the past decades, is also strongly influenced by these developments. In order to create understanding for the rationale and background of the Bologna Process and to assist institutions with the reforms that are a result of this Process, the AEC has initiated several information activities, such as a website, which functions as an ‘AEC Online Bologna Handbook’: it contains all documents that are produced by the AEC in relation to the impact of ‘Bologna’ on professional music training in Europe, including research results, country overviews, congress presentations, learning outcomes, frequently asked questions and more!

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