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The European Commission is about to roll out the European Universities Initiative (EUI) based on the lessons learnt from the 41 alliances supported in the first (2019) and the second (2020) calls for proposals and based on discussions with key stakeholders and national experts. ACA is an active participant of these stakeholder consultations. Over the last months, ACA members have been discussing internally the key principles and modalities of the EUI from the perspective of national funders and supporters, in the framework of ACA’s Thematic Peer Group “European Policies and Programmes”, feeding their input into the co-development process.
On 14 July, ACA published a statement on the roll-out of the EUI to express its full support to the initiative and to deliver some key recommendations for its successful continuation, paving the way to excellent and inclusive higher education collaboration and transformation across the European Education Area and the European Research Area. With this statement, ACA members encourage the continuation of the initiative in line with the original principles and objectives and call for
The full statement can be consulted on ACA’s website. ACA looks forward to further exchanges with the European Commission and other stakeholder organisations for an impactful continuation of the initiative at higher education system level.