State of the Union of the EU
In this year's State of the Union speech, EU Commission President Von der Leyen announced, among other things, the European Year of Youth 2022 and the new ALMA programme.
European Universities Initiative
The 35 German universities and higher education institutions that are represented in existing European University Alliances published a joint statement on the full roll-out of the European Universities Initiative.
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.
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 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 the context of the European Green Deal, the discussion has started as well on how to make the Erasmus+ programme greener. The European Parliament has published a first draft report on this topic.
The Committee for Education and Culture of the European Parliament is concerned about possible budget cuts for the 2021–2027 Erasmus+ programme generation. The committee chairwoman has issued two press releases criticising the current proposals of the European Council for the 2021–2027 EU budget.
The new political leadership of the European Commission under Ursula von der Leyen was elected by the European Parliament with 65% of the votes and took up its work on 01/12/2020.
Future of EU Higher Ed Policy
Here you can find an overview of the development process, the ideas and political decision papers.