EUA has this week published its responses to two important consultations recently launched by the European Commission: the Green Paper on a “Common Strategic Framework for future EU Research and Innovation Funding”; and the consultation on the modernisation of higher education in Europe.
The Green Paper focuses on defining a common strategic framework for EU research funding for the period 2014-2020 and the range of funding instruments required (when the current Framework Programme, FP7, ends in 2013). Meanwhile, the second consultation relates to the European Commission’s plans to adopt a new Communication on the modernisation of higher education in the third quarter of 2011. This new Communication will review progress towards the objectives set out in the 2006 Communication ‘Delivering on the modernisation agenda for universities: education, research and innovation’ and will propose action to respond to the challenges of the new decade.
EUA sees the development of the European Research Area and European Higher Education Area as being crucially linked if Europe's universities are to play their full part in contributing to the achievement of the Europe 2020 objectives.
To read EUA's position on the Green Paper on a Common Strategic Framework for EU Research and Innovation Funding click here.
For EUA's response to the EC Consultation on the Modernisation of Higher Education, please click here.