Higher Education Days

Higher Education Days



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Basic information

Established in: 2009

Main aims:

  • Improving higher education by strengthening the student voice and striving for recognition of non-formal education.
  • Increasing student participation in the higher education decision process, encouraging them to participate in it and providing them with a platform to express their opinion
  • Initiating interactive and constructive dialogue between universities, private sector bodies and youth about higher education, non-formal education, and their complementarities
  • Defining different ways of improving higher education by clarifying its different fundamental problems and proposing valid solutions based on best practices and ideas gathered during the project
  • Promoting the recognition of non-formal education as a valid and effective source for the development of personal and professional skills


  • One day events concerning a topic of the project
  • Weekly events concerning a topic of the project
  • Conferences/Discussions/ Workshops/Round tables concerning a topic of the project


This project was initiated by the Education Working Group of AEGEE-Europe, with a view to meet the need of further developing higher education at a European level by supporting the finding of solutions through a learner-centered approach. Currently, HED is being developed by a Project Team as a European Project of AEGEE. This change was done as the ex president of AEGEE-Europe, Manos Valasis, and the Board of the Education Working Group from 2009/2010 decided that HED was big and valuable enough to become a separate project and to have a team dedicated only to it.

The Higher Education Days project intends to reach out to students, enabling and encouraging them to have a greater influence on the decision making process concerning higher education. It postulates the need of including students as co-creators and partners in the delivery and governance of their learning experiences. The project focuses mainly on the different national education systems, the implementation of the Bologna process and the recognition of non-formal education.

Getting Involved

The ideal member of the HED team is a person who believes that higher education is important for us and who trusts that we, youg people, must be co-creators and partners in the delivery and governance of our learning experiences.

Currently the HED team is looking for a PR responsible as well as for documentation sub-team members for non-formal education or Bologna process, but the best thing would be to contact the team using the above mentioned information.

Related fields of study:

Higher Education issues:

  • The implementation of the Bologna process
  • The recognition of non-formal education

Working methods:

E-mails, Skype meetings, Facebook groups, sharing data systems (Google docs, dropbox, etc), regular team meetings (weekends, 3 or 4 days in a city, etc).

Amount of work required:

Depending on which time of year it is, it can be anything from 2 hours to 8 hours per week.