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INGENIUM Supports European Commission’s Blueprint for a European Degree and Urges National Authorities to Facilitate Implementation

The INGENIUM Steering Committee has endorsed the European Commission’s proposal, “A Blueprint for a European Degree,” which outlines a pathway for establishing a European Degree and facilitate transnational cooperation.

Pending governmental approval of the necessary legal framework for implementing the European Degree, INGENIUM is committed to advancing its joint educational offer with programmes such as open degrees and micro-credentials.

On 30 May, the INGENIUM Steering Committee approved a reaction document supporting the European Commission’s proposal “A Blueprint for a European Degree”, presented in late March. This proposal includes a European Commission Communication and two proposals for Council Recommendations on quality assurance and attractive academic careers.

The package of proposals, titled “A Blueprint for a European Degree,” outlines the characteristics of this new type of educational programmes and offers a roadmap for member states to implement it. The package includes a European Commission Communication and two proposals for Council Recommendations

The creation of a European Degree as a new type of qualification included in the higher education legislations of member states is the central objective of the package. Such qualification would cover joint degree programmes that comply with the co-created European criteria that are also included in the set of proposals. The European Commission also proposes the creation of a preparatory label based on the same set of criteria, which could be used in case that member states do not want to overhaul their HE legislations yet.

The desired system level effect is to boost and facilitate the creation of joint degree programmes across Europe by providing a coherent policy framework for their creation.

While the ultimate aim is to introduce this new type of degree, the package also seeks to achieve several other objectives within the HE sector, particularly for alliances: streamlining quality assurance systems, creating an accreditation system for alliances as transnational higher education institutions, and improving recognition for participation in transnational cooperation, among others.

INGENIUM Reaction European Degree Package