What is the European Universities Initiative?
The European Universities Initiative is one of the flagship programmes of the European Union to build a European Education Area, co-developed by higher education institutions, student organisations, Member States and the European Commission.
European Universities are transnational alliances that will become the universities of the future, promoting European values and identity, and revolutionising the quality and competitiveness of European Higher Education. To achieve this, the Commission is testing different cooperation models for European Universities with two calls for proposals launched in 2019 and 2020 under the Erasmus+ programme. Click to find out more about the results of the pilot calls launched in 2019 and 2020.
New higher education institutions have the opportunity to join the existing alliances as full partners(see topic 1 of the call: “Intensification of prior deep institutional transnational cooperation“)
The deadline for applications submission is 22 March 2022. Learn more!
Discover excellent European universities still available for partnerships!
UNICA members in the European Universities Alliances
39 out of the 51 UNICA member Universities take part in European Universities alliances, which means that 75 per cent of UNICA’s eligible members participate in the initiative. In other terms, 21 out of the 41 existing alliances have at least one UNICA member University as partner.
15 Dec 2021
UNICA and Sapienza University of Rome webinar “Supporting students and scholars at risk: efforts and good practices of UNICA and CIVIS universities”
09 Dec 2021
UNICA EduLAB & CIVIS webinar: New European curricula for the new European Degrees. From bulk learning to modularisation
15 November 2021
IRO Group workshop “European Universities alliances and IROs role”
30 Sep 2021
UNICA Rectors’ Seminar “The Future of the European Universities Alliances”
30 Nov 2020
European Universities Initiative: Sharing good practices, lessons learned and plans among UNICA Members
19 Nov 2020
UNICA General Assembly 2020 & Rectors Seminar
23 Jun 2020
Webinar “Innovating HE Pedagogy in Turbulent Times” (University of Bucharest, UNICA, CIVIS)
28 & 29 Nov. 2019
UNICA General Assembly 2019
London, United Kingdom
28 Feb. to 1 March 2019
UNICA Rectors Seminar Shaping the University of the 21st century, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Rectorate Building, Avenida de Séneca 2, Madrid
24 & 25 May, 2018
Rectors Seminar: Networking of university networks: synergy of partnership
University of Belgrade
09 May 2022
University College Dublin (UCD) joins UNA Europa, bringing to 40 the number of UNICA members participating in European alliances
From our Members - European Universities
23 Mar 2022
National Technical University of Ukraine joins ENHANCE University Alliance as associate partner
10 Feb 2022
European Universities initiative: Swiss Higher Education Institutions are allowed to participate as associated partners