EU Higher Education Policy

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The DAAD Branch Office Brussels monitors EU policy developments and informs about news on European higher education policy. It exchanges and networks with representatives of the EU institutions and international stakeholders in the education and research area.

Overview of EU Higher Education Policy

Here you can find general information on the higher education policy of the EU, the background of the policy field and the activities of which it consists.


The Erasmus+ Programme

The current programme phase of the EU education programme Erasmus+ for Education, Youth and Sport lasts from 2021-27.


The Horizon Europe Framework Programme

Horizon Europe is the 9th EU Research Framework Programme for the period 2021 to 2027, the successor programme to Horizon 2020 (2014-2020).


European Universities Initiative

In September 2017, French President Emmanuel Macron proposes to create at least 20 European universities by 2024. We inform you here about the development of this initiative.


Initiatives and measures to invest in tomorrow’s talents

Against the background of the demographic, green and digital transitions and the skills shortages in Europe, the European Year of Skills, kicking off on 9 May 2023, is intended to give fresh impetus to lifelong learning and re- and upskilling initiatives to meet workforce and talent demands.



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