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EUA Newsletter 14   8 September 2014

EU 2015 Budget negotiations: EUA warns against making cuts to research payments

In July, the Council of the EU’s Permanent Representatives Committee agreed its position on the EU draft budget for 2015, which is set to be negotiated in the next months with the other EU institutions (European Commission and Parliament).

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Policy and Projects News

Update on the recognition of professional qualifications and Bologna Process

EUA monitors European-level developments at the interface of the Bologna Process and the EU Directive on the recognition of professional qualifications.

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Developments in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks

As part of its policy monitoring activities, EUA is also following closely developments in ongoing trade talks, notably those currently being conducted by the EU and the US, and their potential impact for European universities.

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Smart Specialisation: EUA participates in CRUE-CYD Foundation event

EUA recently participated in a two-day event (14-15 July) in Madrid, organised by the Spanish Rectors’ Conference (CRUE) and the CYD Foundation, focusing on the role of universities in smart specialisation strategies for innovation.

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Events News

Preview of the 2nd EUA Funding Forum

The 2nd EUA Funding Forum will take place at the University of Bergamo in Italy from 9 to 10 October 2014. Registration for the event is open until 21 September. This year’s Forum focuses on designing strategies for efficient and sustainable funding of higher education in Europe and will be attended by delegates from over 35 countries.

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Last chance to register for IEP anniversary event

EUA’s Institutional Evaluation Programme (IEP) is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year, a milestone that will be marked by an event in Brussels. Hosted by the Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the European Union, the event will take place on Thursday 18 September 2014, from 14.30 until 17.30, and will be followed by a drinks reception. Registrations for the event will be open until 11 September 2014.

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News from Brussels

Next European Commission President and Commissioners

In July, the European Parliament elected Jean-Claude Juncker as the next President of the European Commission to take office on 1 November 2014 for a five-year term.
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Brussels in Brief: updates on EU developments related to education and research

Over the summer the European Commission has presented details of the “Fast Track to Innovation” (FTI) pilot action and has released its latest statistics from the Erasmus programme.

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