Berlin Declaration on the Social Dimension

Meeting in Berlin for an international conference on the social dimension of the Bologna process, more than 200 student affairs and services professionals have discussed common guidelines and recommendations for an inclusive and diverse, yet strong and efficient, social infrastructure of higher education.

The conference conclusions have underlined: student services enable access to higher education, study retention and study success. In this light, recommendations have been put forward not only to strengthen the academic success of the European Higher Education area, but to ground it in a solid social infrastructure for successful studying.

The conference conclusions underlined the need to continue efforts for accessible, professional, and adequate services for all students in Europe, to continue the cooperation of student affairs and services with students, university faculty and administrative staff, policy makers, and other important actors in order to make the social dimension a reality and a key pillar in higher education in Europe.

Please find more information and full documentation on the conference website.