Harmonising Approaches to Professional Higher Education in Europe

Flemish Council of University Colleges (VLHORA) (Belgium)

logoVLHORA+pmsVLHORA is the umbrella organization of the Flemish University Colleges which defends and promotes the mutual interests of the university colleges.

VLHORA organizes debates between all the Flemish university colleges and formulates advices and recommendations to the Flemish and federal government concerning all interests of the Flemish university colleges. Its main purpose is to defend the common interests of the university colleges in cooperation with the Flemish government and other stakeholders. VLHORA offers counsel on request of the governments, university colleges and other stakeholders.

Since its foundation, VLHORA strongly defends the interests of higher education and particularly of the university colleges. It organized gatherings between the university colleges, it took positions and it communicated propositions and opinions.

The logical and efficient functioning of VLHORA resulted in the fact that VLHORA became an indispensable advisory and consultation body in the Flemish higher education landscape as well as a spokesperson for more than 100,000 students and almost 10,000 staff members.

Why we are participating in HAPHE

VLHORA wants to contribute to a better understanding of Professional Higher Education in general and to the core of the EURASHE activities. We hope this project will not only help to see a common set of characteristics in a diverse situation, but also contribute to a better appreciation of PHE.

In the process of this project we hope that partners and country representatives can learn from each other and can come with a set of best practices for PHE in Europe.

Our role in the project

VLHORA is contributing in the collection of data on PHE and in spreading the questionnaire and documents. We also organise the national consultation to come to a wide-spread consensus. We will contribute to the expert group processing the information and drawing conclusions. We take part in the project management en will promote the project on a national level and report impact.

Our project team

Marc Vandewalle, Secretary-general

Address: Flemish Council of University Colleges, Ravensteingalerij 27/3, B-1000 Brussels, info@vlhora.be

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