As the representative organisation of European universities and national rectors’ conferences, EUA has frequent contact with EU Institutions, international organisations and various stakeholders and has a key function in contributing to European debates in higher education and research.
Below you will find EUA's political declarations and policy positions together with details of the Memorandum of Understanding that EUA has signed with the European Commission regarding the European Research Area. The political declarations address key issues for the future of European universities and result from the discussions held during EUA conferences. The policy positions are the documents stating EUA's point of view on a number of topics discussed at the European level.
EUA Memorandum of Understanding with European Commission (regarding the European Research Area)
The text of the Memorandum signed on 17 July 2012 can be downloaded here. The Joint Statement text also signed on 17 July can be downloaded here downloaded here.
Glasgow Declaration – Strong Universities for a Strong Europe
Published version in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Additional translations in Catalan , Polish , Russian , Turkish
Graz Declaration – Forward from Berlin: the role of universities
Published version in English, French, German, Spanish
Salamanca Convention 2001 – The Bologna Process and the European Higher Education Area
English, French, German, Spanish
European Universities’ Charter on Lifelong learning
Published version in English , French , Italian