This webinar is open to EUA Members only.

The 2024 European Parliament elections, which will take place on 6-9 June, hold great importance for European universities and the millions of students and staff in higher education across our continent. Therefore, on 15 May (11.00-12.00 CEST), the European University Association held a webinar to discuss why it is important for university communities across the EU to go to the polls this year.

These elections will shape the direction of EU policies for the next five years. Crucial decisions will be made in regard to the allocation of the next generation of EU funding programmes for research, innovation and education, as well as to policies in areas such as digitalisation, EU foreign policy or EU enlargement, which also impact universities.

In addition to their connections with local communities and partners across Europe, universities play a major role in upholding European values within our civil society. Moreover, many of their students will exercise their right to vote for the first time this year. This is why they are actively engaging, including by organising events to discuss the impact of the 2024 elections on research, education, and innovation.

As the voice of Europe’s universities, EUA is championing the European Parliament’s #UseYourVote campaign, supporting universities in raising awareness about the importance of this elections.

During the webinar, various stakeholders presented their views and activities around the upcoming elections:

  • Anna-Lena Claeys-Kulik, Deputy Director, Policy Coordination and Foresight, European University Association (moderation).
  • Liliya Kukuruza, Trainee, Policy Coordination and Foresight, European University Association.
  • Carle Bonafous-Murat, Senior Liaison Officer, France Universités.
  • Horia Onita, President, European Students’ Union.
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