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A Warm Welcome to 14 New Alliances Joining the European Universities Initiative

(© European Union, 2023)

Today, 28 June 2024, the European Commission announced the results of the 2024 Erasmus+ call for the European Universities initiative, which provides support to alliances of higher education institutions. 

We can now say “Welcome” to 14 new European Universities alliances who are joining the 50 previously selected alliances and will receive up to €14.4 million each over a period of four years.

These 64 European Universities alliances encompass more than 560 higher education institutions of all types, across all regions of Europe. The results mark an important milestone, achieving the European strategy for universities’ goal to have at least 60 European Universities alliances with more than 500 universities involved by mid-2024.

The Commission will continue supporting the European Universities alliances and any other type of partnership between higher education institutions to deliver joint degree programmes more easily, as also outlined in the blueprint for a European degree presented in March 2024.

The European Universities alliances bring together a new generation of Europeans and allow them to study and work in different European countries, in different languages, and across sectors and academic disciplines. Students can obtain a high-level degree by combining studies in several European countries, contributing to the international attractiveness and competitiveness of Europe’s higher education. These alliances also bring innovation to Europe’s regions by allowing students to work together with academics, researchers, enterprises, cities, authorities, and civil society organisations.

The 64 alliances span 35 countries, including all EU Member States, as well as Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Montenegro, the Republic of North-Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, and Türkiye. They are solidly anchored in communities and innovation networks, bringing together almost 2200 associated partners ranging from non-governmental organisations to enterprises, cities, local and regional authorities, and higher education institutions from the Bologna Process countries. For example, almost 40 higher education institutions from Ukraine are associated partners.