Barroso to speak at EUA convention on 'strong universities for Europe'

March 24, 2005

Brussels, 23 Mar 2005

The Commission President José Manuel Barroso will make a closing speech at this year's European University Association (EUA) convention on 'strong universities for Europe', taking place from 31 March to 2 April in Glasgow, UK.

The event represents a unique opportunity to learn more about the Commission's plans for refocusing the Lisbon strategy through increasing support to education, research and innovation.

Other highlights include:
- keynote speeches by Ján Figel', Commissioner for Education, Culture and Multilingualism, and Kim Howells, UK Minister for lifelong learning, further and higher education;
- presentation of the initial findings of the Trends IV report on the implementation of the Bologna reforms in higher education institutions across Europe.

For further information, please consult the following web address:
http://www.EUAconvention.org

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