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European Education Area

Quality education and training for all

Higher education

The EU cooperates with higher education institutions and Member States to accelerate the transformation of an open and inclusive higher education system in Europe.

Find out more about higher education


What is the EU doing on higher education?


Micro-credentials are qualifications gained through short, transparently-assessed courses or modules.

European Universities initiative

The initiative facilitates the formation of collaboration partnerships between European higher education institutions.

European Student Card initiative

Helping students and higher education institutions on Erasmus+ exchanges by simplifying admin and enhancing digitalisation.

Quality higher education

High-quality, relevant higher education equips students with the knowledge and transversal skills required to succeed after graduation.

Innovation in education

Fostering innovation in higher education is a key priority for the EU and its Member States.

Working Groups

Learn more about the work of European Education Area Strategic Framework Working Groups on higher education.

Higher education resources

  • Find out about Erasmus+ mobility programmes and receive guidance through the mobility process via a series of online tools.

  • Discover a range of policy documents, informative reports, studies, infographics and factsheets on EU higher education policy.

  • A self-reflection tool for all types of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) who wish to explore their innovation and entrepreneurial potential.

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EU alumni

Connect with beneficiaries of EU-funded programmes from around the world. Explore the EU alumni community

Knowledge exchange platform

The platform encourages the exchange of best practices and dialogue with European cities and regions on research and innovation issues. Get involved with the platform

Practical information on higher education

Your Europe

Plan your studies in another EU country. Visit the Your Europe website

European Youth Portal

Read essential guidance on how to prepare for your studies abroad in another country.  Check out the European Youth Portal

Study in Europe

Discover a wealth of practical information to help students from outside Europe to plan their studies in Europe.  Explore Study in Europe

European Research Area

Discover the EU's ambition to create a single, borderless market for research, innovation and technology.

Explore the European Research Area

EU funding opportunities

  • Erasmus+ is the EU’s funding programme supporting education, training, youth and sport.

  • Jean Monnet Actions run under Erasmus+ to support teaching, learning, research and debates on various aspects of the European Union.

Employment and volunteering

See practical information and opportunities concerning employment, including volunteering and traineeships.