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European Education Area

Quality education and training for all

European Universities initiative

Transnational alliances of higher education institutions, paving the way towards the universities of the future.


About the initiative

The European Universities alliances are a flagship initiative of the European strategy for universities. The initiative sets the ambition to expand to 60 European Universities alliances involving more than 500 higher education institutions by mid-2024.

Read about how the alliances work and what organisations can become partners

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The alliances

Find out what are the higher education institutions that are currently active in this initiative and what alliances they are part of.

Abstract visual of the European Universities logo with European map


How alliance are funded mainly, through Erasmus+ and other sources.

Funding information and calls