2021 Mar/22

Towards the roll-out of the European Universities initiative

EU-CONEXUS joins the common position of 41 European University Alliances with regard to the challenges and needs for a development of the pilot initiative started in 2019 as there are among others:

– Future policy instruments should enable European Universities to be key contributors to world-leading role in education, research and innovation, promoting European values

– Requirement of adequate support – both financially, but also in terms of more flexible national legislation and frameworks for collaboration at EU level 

– The future funding instrument should fully integrate the education, research and innovation dimensions – moving beyond synergies between Erasmus and Horizon and move to a more sustainable ‘block’ funding.

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