European Union, 2019
Which measures could make Erasmus+, Creative Europe and the European Solidarity Corps ‘greener’? As a rapporteur appointed by the CULT Committee of the European Parliament, Laurence Farreng addressed this question in a report.
On 11.11.2020, the negotiators of the European Parliament and the Council reached a compromise on the future EU budget after months of negotiations. The now available package deal foresees 23,4 Billion € for the Erasmus+ programme.
Global on- and offline event
The global idea hackathon #DigiEduHack2020, hosted by the German EU Council Presidency, kicks off with the main stage event on 12-13 November in Berlin/ online.
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.
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.
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.