Building on the experience of European universities, the European Commission is currently working on a transformation agenda for higher education.

This strategy for the "universities of the future" should include the following topics and initiatives:

  • Inclusion, gender equality and lifelong learning
  • The digital and green transition
  • Micro-credentials
  • A European degree
  • A modernised European Quality Assurance system
  • The idea of a European University Statute (for the European Universities and other higher education alliances)
  • Development of university curricula in the field of technology and ICT
  • European Student Card and Erasmus+ App
  • Further development of automatic mutual recognition
  • European innovative strength

The European Commission is expected to present this transformation agenda by the end of 2021. A public consultation on this is to be published before the end of 2020.