The DAAD is tendering 8 interdisciplinary “Global Centres” to tackle global challenges. 4 centres are to be set up to conduct research into climate issues, another 4 for research into health and pandemic issues.
On 30 September, the European Commission presented its vision for the creation of a European Area of Education by 2025 and announced concrete measures to achieve it.
On 30 September 2020, the European Commission published a Communication on the further development of the existing European Education Action Plan (2018-2020) in a new period from 2021 to 2027.
Council of EU Research Ministers
On 29 September, the EU Research Council reached a common position on the outstanding issues concerning both the draft regulation on Horizon Europe and the decision to implement the programme.
On 15 September, the European Parliament adopted its own-initiative report "Effective measures to green Erasmus+, the Creative Europe programme and the European Solidarity Corps".
In a guest commentary in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, DAAD President Mukherjee pleads for more financial resources for the future Erasmus+ programme 2021-2027.
EU Higher Education Policy
Building on the experience with European universities, the European Commission is currently developing a strategy on "universities of the future".
The first issue of the e-newsletter of the HOPES-LEB project, funded by the European Union through the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis is now available.
On 21 July, the European Heads of State and Government agreed on a common position with regard to the future EU budget. This is also an important milestone for the new Erasmus+ programme 2021-2027.
On 9 July, the results of the 2nd call for European Universities alliances were announced. German universities are successfully represented.
Future of EU Higher Ed Policy
Here you can find an overview of the development process, the ideas and political decision papers.