As part of the creation of a European Education Area by 2025, the European Commission has proposed to set-up European Universities in the European Union.
As part of the 2019 call for proposals, the Commission will launch a pilot programme which will support six European University alliances, each consisting of a minimum of 3 higher education institutions from 3 countries to promote a strengthened European identity, while also boosting excellence and helping to make European higher education institutions more competitive.
Applicants will have to submit their grant applications to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency by 28 February 2019 (for alliances starting between 1 September and 1 December in the same year).
A second pilot call should follow next year with a full roll out of the initiative envisaged under the next long-term EU budget as from 2021. The aim is to build some twenty European Universities by 2024.
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