INterconnection/INnovation/INclusion: Austrian contributions to the EHEA 2030
Promoting Internationalisation, Inclusion and Innovation at Higher Education Institutions
3-IN-AT-PLUS 2022-2024 is already the fourth project of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF), Unit IV/11 to support the implementation of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) in Austria and internationally. As for the predecessors, the OeAD, Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation is responsible for coordination and implementation of the project as affiliated entity.
3-IN-AT-PLUS takes up the results of the Bologna Process Implementation Report 2020 and the priorities of the Rome Communiqué (2020) and draws from the suggestions of the Austrian national Bologna Follow-Up Group (BFUG) to ensure focusing on the needs of the target group. For three years, the project will contribute to realizing the vision of an „inclusive, innovative and interconnected EHEA” on a national and international level. 3-IN-AT-PLUS‘ outputs will be disseminated by newsletters of the OeAD and through the national BFUG and they will feed into the working structures of the European BFUG.
3-IN-AT-PLUS‘ work program offers a broad range of consulting, training, international networking opportunities and information for actors at Austrian higher education institutions as well as other stakeholders involved in education policy. In cooperation with national ministries (Iceland, Croatia, Lithuania), consultative members of the BFUG (ENQA, EUA, EURASHE) and other partners, international events and activities will be implemented which will contribute to networking and discussion at the European level. In addition to the Austrian partners and the “National Team of Experts for the European Higher Education Area”, organisations from eight other countries (Croatia, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Rumania, Sweden) could be won as partners.
Mobility and internationalisation (WP 2)
- Annual national conference Bologna Day 2022: "Internationalisation designed /implemented in a holistic way“ – networking conference accompanying the implementation of the “Austrian National Mobility and Internationalisation Strategy for Higher Education 2020 – 2030”
- Annual national conference Bologna Day 2023
- Annual national conference Bologna Day 2024
- Workshop series: flexible curricula and mobility windows
- Peer learning activity (PLA) on mobility of HEIs’ non-academic staff
- Development of a tool kit on blended mobility, dissemination peer learning activity (PLA)
Innovative Learning and Teaching (WP 3)
- Internationale Peer Learning Aktivität (PLA) zu Micro-Credentials
- Continuing the „ Dialogue on innovative higher education teaching “: three events on topics of digitalization, competence orientation and implementation of the ECTS
- Continuing the activities of the Erasmus+ project s RPL in Practice (RPLiP): expansion of the existing network of practitioners, peer learning activities, conference
The Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ Austria) coordinates the activities on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and the respective European RPL Network.
Social Dimension – Implementation of a national strategy on the social dimension on HE – comparison in the EHEA (WP 4)
- Comparative study to investigate the motives, expectations and challenges of non-traditional access student in Austria, Lithuania and Romania
The Bologna-Prozess: Information, Networking, Peer Learning (WP 5, WP 6)
- Grass root activities at Austrian HEIs dealing with current challenges of the implementation of the Bologna process and inviting international experts
- Up to six on site visits at Austrian higher education institutions by national EHEA experts
- Participation in PLAs in the EHEA and subsequent reporting
- National EHEA implementation report 2024 of the BMBWF
The call ERASMUS-EDU-2021-EHEA-IBA "European Higher Education Area (EHEA) - Initiative to support the implementation of reforms" was exclusively addressed at the Ministries of Education and Research of countries participating in Erasmus+ and the consultative members of the EHEA. 3-IN-AT-PLUS was accepted by the European Commission with an excellent evaluation result of 88 out of 100 points.
This project is co-financed by the European Commission. The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.