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Manifesto on the Future of Universities in Europe – To be signed before August 30, 2022.

Why sign the Manifesto?

A manifesto is a public statement setting up an agenda for action. Creative, daring, challenging, it promotes a cause; in our case, the necessity to figure out the university of the future and the way it can shape Europe to come and European alliances. The Manifesto presents the students’ ideas on the future of Higher Education in Europe, as well as some recommendations to make European universities more in line with their expectations.  

By signing the Manifesto, you get the opportunity to support a consistent vision of how universities should look like in the future and help to promote change!

They support the Manifesto!

By signing the Manifesto, you join a community that currently has 156 members from 19 European states.

The Manifesto on the Future of Universities in Europe benefits from the support of partner institutions. Please, click on our Institutional Support webpage to see who supports our Manifesto and backs the signing of it.

How can I sign the Manifesto?

You can read the Manifesto by clicking on the button located at the bottom of the following document.

You can also view the following videos that were made by active student contributors.

Julia Kostro Credits: EUC (c) All rights reserved
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If you are a European student, teacher or staff member and you approve the content of the Manifesto, you can sign it online before August 30, 2022.

Why and how was the Manifesto written?

In the perspective of the Conference on the Future of Europe, students from Bachelor’s to PhD from all European universities were invited to design a manifesto. This Manifesto is the fruit of several months of discussions, meetings and cooperation between students from a fair number of European University Alliances. Students are the actors and writers of this manifesto, that can only make sense through their participation.

On January 25, 2022, the final version of the Manifesto on the Future of Universities in Europe was officially presented to the Former French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Mrs Frédérique Vidal, and the Commissioner for Education, Youth, Sports and Culture, Mrs Mariya Gabriel, during the Forum of Universities for the Future of Europe, at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, in Paris, France.

The French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Mrs Frédérique Vidal (on the far right), reading the Manifesto on the Future of Universities in Europe.
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For more information, please contact:
  • Lou GRIMAL: lou.grimal[a]utt.fr
  • Anne-Sophie NARDELLI: anne-sophie.nardelli-malgrand[a]univ-smb.fr