UNICA, as member of the Inclusive Mobility Alliance representing 21 organisations from the Disability, Student and Youth mobility fields, stands for an “Inclusive Mobility” the core elements of which are stated in the Inclusive Mobility Alliance Declaration.
All UNICA universities, as Universities in the Capital Cities of Europe committed to democratic values, pledge themselves to the implementation of policies, procedures and practices which do not discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, age, disability, colour, ethnic origin, religious belief or sexual orientation. Consequently they will implement programmes to remove barriers to equality and to promote concepts of diversity and equality of opportunity in all their activities.
Recommendations for UNICA members prepared by the UNICA participants during the “Education for all” conference, University of Warsaw, 10-12 September 2007.
The UNICA Statement on Plan S to accelerate the transition to full and immediate open access to publications was prepared by the Chair of the UNICA Scholarly Communication Working Group, Françoise Vandooren, Université libre de Bruxelles, and was endorsed by the UNICA Steering Committee & the UNICA General Assembly on 15 November 2018.
The joint declaration (signed on the occasion of the Rectors’ Conference “University and the Republic:100 years of Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic”, Charles University, Prague, 24-25 October 2018) expressed the concern regarding recent political developments, potentially leading to a division of the European Education, Research and Innovation landscape and called on the EU decision-makers to ensure that the future European programmes, Erasmus and Horizon Europe, will continue to allow, and even further develop, Education and Research agreements with non-EU countries.
The declaration (signed on the occasion of the Coimbra Group-UNICA-EUROPEUM Rectors Conference “Legacy of Charles IV, Education and Academic Freedoms, Innovation and Open Society”, 13 May 2016) stressed the role of universities as guardians and advocates of universal values, such as tolerance, humanism, and openness.