• EUA Research & Innovation Agenda 2027

    07 Dec 2023 Position Diversity & Inclusion, EU Research & Innovation Programmes, Funding, Open Science, Innovation, Universities & Values

    University R&I, and its synergies with education and service to society, is the premier gateway to the knowledge and skills needed for scientific progress and sustainable societal development.

  • #EUInvestInKnowledge – Call for urgent EU investment in research, innovation and education

    14 Jul 2020 Position Erasmus+, EU Research & Innovation Programmes, Funding, Covid-19 & universities

    As European leaders work towards an agreement on the European Union’s next seven-year budget, the Multiannual Financial Framework, and the related Next Generation EU recovery plan to help the EU’s economy back on its feet, EUA and 14 partner university associations reiterate the urgent need to invest in research, innovation and education to achieve long-term, sustainable recovery and strategic resilience.

  • Research, innovation and education hold the key to Europe’s long-term recovery and resilience

    18 Jun 2020 Position Erasmus+, EU Research & Innovation Programmes, Funding, Global Relations, Covid-19 & universities

    The European Commission’s new proposal for the next seven-year budget of the European Union together with the Next Generation EU recovery plan falls short of much needed investment in research, innovation and education.

  • The future of the European Universities Initiative

    27 Apr 2020 Position Funding, Global Relations, European Education Area

    The European Universities Initiative has been at the centre of many discussions in European higher education and research for the past couple of years. Universities across the continent enthusiastically embraced the pilot phase launched by the European Commission in 2018 and the initiative is developing against a highly dynamic policy backdrop.

  • Seize our common future

    24 Jul 2019 Position Erasmus+, EU Research & Innovation Programmes, Funding, Covid-19 & universities

    Fifteen university associations join together to call for an ambitious long-term EU budget for research, innovation and education to boost efforts to solve the manifold future challenges.

  • Addressing Europe’s key challenges and ensuring sustainable development requires the EU to have a well-functioning budget and to revisit its investment priorities. Cooperation in research and education is a key facilitator in achieving these goals and should therefore be a top investment priority for the Union in the future. The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP), the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) and Erasmus+ (E+) are important tools in channelling such investment, make it available to beneficiaries and provide a framework for cooperation.

  • Taking simplification of EU Funding to the next level - The university perspective

    27 Feb 2018 Position EU Research & Innovation Programmes, Funding

    As the European Union prepares the next generation of EU funding programmes for the post-2020 period, budget discussions are increasingly geared towards performance, European added value, trust and efficiency.

  • Credits: Frank Brüderli

    Despite the tremendous diversity that exists in Europe, all universities face the challenge of sustainable funding more acutely than ever. Unprecedented massification has enormously benefited European society but is also one reason for rising costs for the sector. There is also growing awareness of the increasing costs of research. These, amongst many other factors, are driving the search for new sources of income and efficiencies to sustain the funding base.

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