In its work programme for 2021, the Commission plans a global approach to research, innovation, education and youth in addition to clear priorities on digitalisation and climate change.
On 22 October, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the "Future of education in Europe against the background of the COVID 19 pandemic" with a large majority.
The study examines how ongoing university transformations in research and innovation can best be accompanied by EU support.
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".
Future of EU Higher Ed Policy
Here you can find an overview of the development process, the ideas and political decision papers.