Edition 217 - May 2019

News from ACA

SAIA: goodbye Katarina, welcome Michal

There has been an important change at the helm of Slovak ACA member SAIA. On 1 May, Michal Fedak suc... (+more)

ACA-CMEPIUS conference 2019: the engaged university

The “engaged university” is the theme, 17 and 18 October are the dates, and Bled is the place of... (+more)

A few days left to register for the Study in Europe webinar of 12 June 2019

The Study in Europe initiative (2017 – 2020) is the global promotion campaign of Europe as a stu... (+more)

DAAD: Annual report 2018 of the Erasmus+ National Agency in DAAD published

The Erasmus+ National Agency, a directorate of German ACA member DAAD, has released its annual repor... (+more)

Movetia: annual report 2018 on mobility into and out of Switzerland

It is the time of annual reports. The Erasmus+ agency in DAAD was not the only one to publish the ac... (+more)

eQuATIC university staff training in Prague: Optimise your Erasmus+ partnerships

A university staff training entitled Optimise your Erasmus+ partnerships: evaluation of Erasmus agre... (+more)

ACA’s member CMEPIUS as key evaluator in the ECHE compliance monitoring

ACA’s Slovenian member CMEPIUS developed an evaluation methodology for the Erasmus Charter for Hig... (+more)

European Policy

EC study on the impact of the Erasmus+ programme on its main beneficiaries

On 20 May 2019, the European Commission released the results of two independent studies, conducted... (+more)

Eurostat: EU reached tertiary graduation target ahead of time

Already in late April, Eurostat, the European Union’s statistical office in Luxemburg, published i... (+more)

Main results of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council - May 2019

The Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council met in Brussels on 22 and 23 May 2019. The Council ... (+more)

EU budget: European Commission proposes to add another €100 million to Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+

Following negotiations between the European Parliament (EP) and the Council on the EU’s 2019 budge... (+more)

ESN turns 30! Annual General Meeting and a new vision for a new decade

As this year marks the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN), the organisation witne... (+more)

Council of Europe’s budgetary crisis threatens Youth Sector

The Council of Europe (CoE) is facing an unprecedented political and financial crisis, following Rus... (+more)

EU election results and implications for higher education

More than 200 million EU citizens casted their vote during the European Parliament’s elections fro... (+more)

An ever-stronger Europe: the view of young people

In April 2019, Eurobarometer published a report titled How do we build a stronger, more united Europ... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Internationalisation at Home in Finnish Higher Education Institutions and Research Institutes

This study on the current status of internationalisation at home was carried out for the Ministry ... (+more)

Portugal: simplified student visa application aims at boosting international students

In the framework of the SIMPLEX+ programme, launched in 2006 with the aim to ease bureaucratic proce... (+more)

Flanders: project on inclusive mobility

The EPFIME (Establishing a thought-out Policy and Framework for Inclusive Mobility across Europe) pr... (+more)

Germany: considerable financial injection for higher education and research

On 3 May 2019, the ministers of education of Germany’s states and their federal counterpart, colle... (+more)

Danish Government adopts act on flexibility of education programmes

The Danish Government and all Parliament parties have recently passed an act that will ensure more f... (+more)

Brazil: government’s cuts in humanities

On 26 April, Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro, and Brazilian Minister of Education, Abraham Weint... (+more)

United Kingdom: UUKi partners with Mitacs on research mobility

Universities UK International (UUKi), the international section of the UK rectors’ conference, and... (+more)

Germany: internationality further on the rise in the tertiary sector

Since 2010, Germany’s DAAD, the German rectors’ conference (HRK), the Alexander von Humboldt Fou... (+more)

Greece: technological education institutes to be merged into universities

Greece is the latest case of a change to a single-type higher education system and of following the ... (+more)

Turkey: change in international student recruitment strategy

Until now, international students’ enrolment in Turkish universities was limited to 50% of total i... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

CLOSING SOON: EACEA/03/2019 - Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme 2019

The overall objective of the programme is to enhance human capital development in Africa, while st... (+more)

CLOSING SOON: Call for Tenders: EAC-01-2019 - Framework Service Contract to carry out studies supporting European cooperation in education, youth, sport and culture

The Commission will sign framework contracts, which will enable to procure studies in all fields of... (+more)


Total budget: EUR 2 733,4 million Education and Training: EUR 2 503,4 millionYouth: ... (+more)


The ERC Proof of Concept Grants aim to maximise the value of the excellent research that the ERC ... (+more)

H2020-MSCA-IF-2019 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

The goal of the Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experi... (+more)

H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2019 - Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes

The COFUND scheme aims to stimulate regional, national or international programmes to foster excell... (+more)


Nordic integration and settlement policies for refugees

This report, commissioned by the Labour Market Committee of the Nordic Council of Ministers, aims to... (+more)

The Place of Universities in Society - A study by Peter Maassen

In preparation for the 2019 Global University Leaders Council Hamburg, which is being run by ... (+more)

EUA Briefing - University Mergers in Europe

EUA BRIEFING - University Mergers in Europe (April 2019) This brief presents the trends and devel... (+more)

Results of EADTU’s Task Force and Peer Learning Activity on Virtual Mobility

Innovative Models for Collaboration and Student Mobility in Europe - Results of EADTU’s Task For... (+more)


ACA events

13 - 14 June 2019GREET Final event - Higher Education Values in Practice - Integration of highly ski... (+more)


2 - 7 June 2019 International Association of Universities, IAU Leading Globally Engaged Un... (+more)