30 June 2021 | Policy input

Towards an EU strategy in support of universities

This EUA policy input aims to inform the development of the European Commission’s upcoming “European Strategy for Universities”.


Expected for the end of 2021 or early 2022, the aim of the strategy, as declared by the European Commission, is to support university transformation by fostering synergies between university missions through related EU policies, programmes and national reforms. The specific objectives are to develop with member states and stakeholders a vision of Europe’s universities of the future; identify the needs for support and priority areas for change; as well as define a roadmap for actions at the European level in synergy with national reforms.

This EUA policy input was developed based on EUA’s “Universities without walls – A vision for 2030” and established EUA policy positions on the European Education, Research and Higher Education Areas. It outlines where EUA sees an added value in such a new EU strategy, as well as what the strategy should refrain from.

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