EUA is a promoter and supporter of the EU’s Erasmus+ programme, which is of vital importance for its members. One of Europe’s most successful initiatives, Erasmus+ is of high importance for the European higher education community. It enables cooperation within Europe, with the EU Neighbourhood and beyond, and provides opportunities for millions of Europeans and international students to study and gain work experience abroad. Thus, it enhances the quality and international standing of European higher education and its contribution to society. 

The Association is very active in working with EU policy makers to ensure that the programme and its successors have the very best design possible, as well as sufficient funding. EUA, through feedback from its many members, gathers data and analyses what works and what needs improvement in the programme. 

EUA has provided input to the design of the new generation of the Erasmus+ programme (2021-27). The Association has continuously advocated for policy makers to match the success of the programme with funding. It has also pushed for increased inclusion and equitable participation, as well as more simplification in order to decrease the bureaucratic burden, and thus workloads and additional costs.

On the funding side, EUA promotes its recommendations through the EU funding for universities campaign.


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