European Student Alliance

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:00 am on 18th November 2004.

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Photo of Lord Triesman Lord Triesman Government Whip, Lords in Waiting (Whips) 11:00 am, 18th November 2004

My Lords, I declare an unremunerated interest as a visiting fellow of the London School of Economics.

I welcome the initiative taken by the students of the LSE and Sciences Politiques in setting up this link. The Government support imaginative initiatives such as this which promote European awareness. The initiative supports the Bologna process, which focuses on closer co-operation across borders and greater mobility of students and academic staff, with the objective of creating a European higher education area by 2010. We work particularly closely with the French Ministry through a memorandum of understanding on educational co-operation.