Partners and experts with complementary expertise in the field of policy, social dimension and mental health implement the project activities.
The Department of Education and Training of the Flemish Community of Belgium is a part of the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training. The Department supports the Flemish Minister of Education with policy development, ranging from early childhood to lifelong learning. One of the key priorities for higher education is enhancing the implementation of the Bologna process, nationally and across the EHEA. The development of opportunities, which allow students of any age or background to have access to quality higher education is a major aim. Within the Department, the Division for Higher Education is responsible for the Flemish partnership in PLAR-U-PAGs.
The Flemish Community of Belgium, one of the early-adopters of the Bologna process, has implemented many of the Bologna objectives, and is very much aware of the new challenges that are posed in the area of implementing the principles and guidelines for social dimension. The Ministry is coordinating several Erasmus+ projects on policy development and policy support.
The Flemish Ministry of Education and Training is the project coordinator of PLAR-U-PAGs. Its main responsibilities include:
Provide guidance and input for the preparation of the four peer-learning activities (PLAs); participate in the PLAs; provide input on the PLA report;
Provide guidance and input during the different phases (desk research, focus groups, design/revision toolkit, implementation) of the development and testing of the PAGs toolkit and the mental health framework;
Provide guidance and input during the different phases (desk research, focus groups, design/revision web portal, implementation) of the development and testing of the ‘Web portal Scholarships’;
Contribute actively to the dissemination and communication activities regarding the PLAR-U-PAGs project, including organising the final conference
For PLAR-U-PAGs, the ministry has nominated staff with extensive experience in Bologna implementation processes, social dimension, peer learning activities and project coordination: