They also made ENQA a consultative member of BFUG, and commissioned "the E4": ENQA plus EUA, EURASHE and ESIB (the earlier name for the student organization, ESU) to draft a report.
The early inclusion and centrality of the European Commission and the fact that the Commission and key stakeholder groups, although deemed consultative, are the only actors at all levels of meetings (ministerial meetings, BFUG, BFUG's Board) means that they are the repositories of organizational memory; they are the elements of continuity; they can develop the capabilities for policy analysis and proposal.
Second, the ministers review proposals (by BFUG, by the E4, by ENQA) for further goals to be endorsed and adopted.
(2) Note that when Education International's Pan-European Structure (the only organization within Bologna representing faculty members in some way) was admitted to the Process and to BFUG as a consultative member, it was apparently acknowledged solely as an employee counterpart to employers (its labour role).
The 400-strong Bute Ferry Users Group (BFUG) is now calling on Scotland's new Transport Minister, Tavish Scott, to hold a public inquiry.
Mary Madsen, vice chair of BFUG, said: "Our livelihoods depend on a reliable ferry service, as does the economy of this entire island."