Opening session

 

 

Dr. Inga Žalėnienė

Dr. Inga Žalėnienė graduated from Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania in 2001. After graduation she joined the Department of Law at Stock Company „Lithuanian Savings Bank” and worked as legal adviser, while lecturing in the field of Family Law at Mykolas Romeris University. Dr. Inga Žalėnienė completed PhD studies in Law in 2006. She was then appointed as Vice-Dean of Law Faculty of Mykolas Romeris University in 2009 and responsible for the development of education policy, formation and coordination of research groups, organization of scientific project activities, planning and accounting of scientific results. Dr. Inga Žalėnienė was appointed Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations in 2012, then Vice-Rector for Education and Research in 2017 and currently works in this position. In 2016, Dr. Inga Žalėnienė was elected Administrative Board Member of the International Association of Universities a UNESCO-based worldwide association of higher education institutions. As an Administrative Board member, the Vice-Rector and other board members of the IAU ensures that the decisions of the General Conference are implemented and guides the work of the International Universities Bureau.

 

 

Francoise Profit

Contact: francoise.profit@enseignementsup.gouv.fr

Françoise Profit is Head of the Bologna Follow-up group (BFUG) Secretariat.

Was head of the Office of Medical and Paramedical Studies in the French Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research in charge of structural reforms in that field in particular the changes generated by the application of the Bologna process to medical/paramedical studies.

Was deputy head of the Office in charge of Masters and Doctoral Studies in the French Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research. In 2012-2013, national delegate in the ad-hoc working group on the third cycle member of the Bologna process in charge of promoting quality, transparency, employability and mobility in third cycle. From 2011 to 2013, project manager in charge of the national pedagogical call for tender in the framework of the French programs of excellence.

From 2004 to 2010, was head of the French ENIC NARIC center for recognition of foreign qualifications. Involved during those years in the network as participant in projects and as President of the ENIC network from 2007 to 2009 and President of the MERIC network in 2010.

As expert, contributed to many studies, especially the Study on the Diploma Supplement as seen by its users in cooperation with ENQA and on professional recognition in the framework of the publications of the Council of Europe. Acted as independent consultant for the PAP ESR project in 2015 aiming to implement Bologna tools in Algeria.

Françoise Profit holds a Licence in French Literature and Language (Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle, France), a Maîtrise in French Linguistic (Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle, France) and a Master degree in Information-Communication/Documentation (Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, Paris, France).

 

 

Mette Moerk Andersen

Mette Moerk Andersen is Policy Officer in the European Commission in the field of higher education working on issues related to recognition, the Bologna Process and the social dimension of higher education. Previously, she served as attaché for education and youth at the Danish Permanent Representation to the EU which included chairing the Education Committee in the Council of Ministers during negotiations on Erasmus+. Mette Moerk Andersen holds a master in English and European Studies from Copenhagen Business School.

 

 

Henrik Wärnhjelm

Henrik Wärnhjelm is the Head of the Frontex Training Unit and hence responsible for Frontex training activities i.e. the development and implementation of common educational standards, pre-deployment training, training support for border and coast guard functions, and the development and maintenance of networks and infrastructures for education and training. Before joining Frontex in 2012, he was the District Commander of West Finland Coast Guard district for almost 10 years. In this position he was responsible for all operational activities of the border guard in Western Finland. His work experience in the field of border management extends from 1980. He has been responsible for a wide range of duties, – from the performance of daily border and coast guard tasks to the planning and management of border and coast guard training and further on to the management of operational and administrative processes. He has also gained experience in the activities of other security related organisations and in the development of interoperability and cooperation. As a former member of the management team of the Finnish Border Guard, he has actively contributed to the development and implementation of strategies in the field of border management. He is a general staff officer and holds in addition a Master’s degree in political science with a focus on international maritime law.

 

 

Anemona Peres

Anemona Peres is programme manager in Frontex Training Unit and she is leading the Educational Standards Area, responsible for the development and implementation of common core learning standards for border guard education and training at all levels across EU, promoting good practice in curriculum design and quality assurance. Most recently she was project manager of the European Sectoral Qualifications Framework for Border Guarding (SQF), and of the European Joint Master’s in Strategic Border Management.

She has worked for over 14 years as a psychologist and training officer within the Romanian Border Police, at the rank of police commissioner, providing psychological assistance of the operational missions, and advise on organisational development, work psychology and training matters. She has designed and delivered courses for further training of border police senior officers and police trainers, in Management and Organisational Development, Judicial Psychology and Training Methodology. Starting 2005, at the Headquarters of the Romanian Border Police, she was in charge of the EU pre and post accession assistance programmes as head of the capacity building component and programme manager for Schengen Facility.

Mrs Peres holds several degrees in psychology and education from West University of Timisoara, Babes Bolyai University Cluj Napoca and University of Nottingham and is currently doing a PhD on quality assurance and validation of European border guard qualifications and its impact on harmonisation of border guard education and training across EU.

 

Pascal Robin Wolf 

Pascal Wolf graduated from the Royal Netherlands Defense Academy in 2006 as a second lieutenant. At the age of 22, his first position was team leader of a Military Police team in the Eastern part of the Netherlands. During his first position he also graduated as a crowd and riot control commander. His second team leader position was fulfilled at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Public Order and Aviation Security Brigade. Lieutenant Wolf followed a CEPOL course in Spain on Aviation Security.

As a captain, Pascal Wolf served as Military Assistant to the General Commander of the Royal Marechaussee. In 2013 he started as deputy commander of the Marechaussee Brigade at Eindhoven Airport. He was second in command for all public order, intelligence, investigations, aviation security and border guard operations.

In 2014 captain Wolf was deployed to Eastern Ukraine as chief operations officer of the combined joint interagency recovery taskforce and liaison officer to the OSCE after the Malaysian Airlines attack. In 2014 he graduated from the midlevel command and staff college.

In 2015 major Wolf became the commanding officer of the ´Scheldestromen´ border guard brigade, consisting of maritime, air and land operations. He also started the European Joint Master´s in Strategic Border Management programme as a student.

Major Wolf lives in the Dutch city of Leiden and will start as a master´s student in the advanced command and staff college in the summer of 2017.

 

Dr. Inga Juknytė-Petreikienė

Contact: ingajp@mruni.eu

Inga Juknytė-Petreikienė has worked for over 17 years in higher education with responsibility of development and implementation of quality assurance system of HEI, including overall coordination of internal and external quality evaluation and improvement of study programs in bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She has extensive project writing and administration experience. She managed national and international projects designed for the development of the internal quality assurance systems, the development of quality culture, the integration of international / intercultural dimension into higher education, the preparation and implementation of joint programmes, development of teachers’ intercultural competence, the improvement of quality of higher education and the creation of the internationalization assumptions in Lithuanian higher education institutions. She is performing as expert for assessment of quality and internationalisation of HEIs and study programmes. Almost ten years she has a scientific interest in the quality assurance and internationalization of higher education. Since 2015 until 2021 she was appointed as a Chair of Quality Assurance Committee by the Governing Board of European Joint Master‘s programme in Strategic Border Management implemented by consortium of six European HEIs and EU Frontex agency.

Inga Juknytė-Petreikienė holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Political Sciences (Klaipėda University, Lithuania), Master degree in Management (Vilnius University, Lithuania) and Doctoral degree in Education science (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania).