A European Green Deal that achieves its purpose must be science-driven, with suitable mechanisms for the provision of scientific advice and the boosting of scientific literacy among citizens and policy makers.
Europe’s universities are ready and eager to help enhance these and to co-create the policies necessary for a sustainable society. With this response to the Green Deal, EUA is thus articulating its position on how to improve the policy framework through enhanced use of knowledge-based assets stemming from universities’ core areas of expertise: research, education, and innovation. As such, EUA aims to elicit policy makers’ recognition of universities as critical stakeholders in the Green Deal. It calls for support to universities as providers of knowledge and skills and as co-creators of solutions for Europe’s climate agenda.