Building on the experience gained with the European Universities initiative, the European Commission currently develops a Strategy on "Universities of the Future", which is to address the entire European Higher Education Area.

The five key elements/measures of this strategy are expected to cover the following topics:

  • Inclusion and lifelong learning
  • A European approach for micro-credentials
  • A European degree
  • Towards a modernised European Quality Assurance system
  • The idea of a European University Statute (for the European Universities and other higher education alliances)

It is expected that the European Commission will publish a communication on this strategy during 2021.