The Conference on the Future of Europe was a year-long journey of discussion, debate and cooperation between citizens and politicians on the future of Europe. One of its outcomes is the Manifesto on the Future of Universities in Europe – a public statement setting up an agenda for action for the university of tomorrow. Drawing on the feedback from the 41 alliances set up under the “European Universities Initiative” as well as national authorities and the European Commission, it is the result of several months of discussions, meetings and collaboration between students from a whole range of European universities.
The Manifesto on the Future of Universities in Europe gathers students’ positions on the future of higher education in Europe and their recommendations on how European universities can better meet their expectations. It promotes a common vision for the university of the future, the way it will shape Europe and the role of European University Alliances.
EUniWell Chief Student Officer Lotte Nagelhout (Leiden University) states: “The Manifesto is an opportunity to advocate a student-led vision of what universities should look like in the future. We want to underpin the arguments and recommendations for better European universities. Students are the actors and authors of this manifesto, and only through our participation, with the support of others such as the full EUniWell Alliance, can it be effective in bringing about change!”
Professor Beatrix Busse, EUniWell Chief Development Officer, affirms: “As Europe’s next generation, students are at the core of EUniWell. They are not only closely involved in the creation of our alliance, but also they play a key role in the formation of a resilient, connected and inter-European community. By supporting the manifesto among others, EUniWell seeks to empower students to chart their own challenge-based learning journeys.”
Be part of making European higher education and its values accessible to as many students as possible. Read and sign the Manifesto on the Future of Universities in Europe here.
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