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Several EU member states opted to provide additional funding to support their universities participating in the European Universities programme.
Earlier this month the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) committed to provide via the OeAD, the Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education an additional amount of EUR 2.1 million for eight Austrian universities participating in the programme. Each university participating in a European University alliance will receive EUR 225,000 for the three-year duration of the pilot projects. Coordinators of the alliances will receive EUR 375,000 each.
Last year The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) presented its “European University Networks (EUN) – national initiative” for 2020-22. It includes two programme lines: the first one (“topping up”) offers additional funding to institutions that participate in the European Universities programme. The the second one (“approved but not funded”) provides support to the German higher education institutions that were not selected to get funding in the European programme but considered worthy of funding.
Similarly, French institutions participating in the projects selected by the Commission in 2020 will be financially supported from the EUR 100 million package released as part of the third part of the Future Investment Program. This additional state support will enhance the implementation of all activities carried out by the alliances.