Edition 223 - November 2019

News from ACA

ACA's successful seminar on digital internationalisation

On 22 November, 2019, ACA's 61st European Policy Seminar From physical to virtual? Internationalisin... (+more)

Save the date: What’s new in Brussels 2020

It has become a tradition for ACA to its annual programme of seminars and conferences with its flags... (+more)

A month of annual HE events for ACA members

November featured, in additional to the CZEDUCON 2019 conference by DZS, three other annual higher e... (+more)

Germany: DAAD introduces new competence centre for international scientific cooperation

The DAAD has set-up a new “competence centre for international scientific cooperation” with supp... (+more)

Czech Republic: CZEDUCON forum for internationalisation

Czech National Agency for International Education (DZS) organised in Prague on 6 – 7 November 2019... (+more)

NAWA: Results of "Excellence Initiative – Research University" programme revealed!

An international team of experts selected 10 universities, from among the 20 best universities in Po... (+more)

DIKU: Norwegian and international students need more meeting places

International students in Norway find it far easier getting to know other international students tha... (+more)

European Policy

Council Resolution on further developing the European Education Area to support future-oriented education and training systems

European Council adopted a resolution on further developing the European Education Area. The resolut... (+more)

Horizon Europe - negotiations extending into 2020

Although the budget for the upcoming Horizon Europe programme was supposed to be adopted by the end ... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Italy likely to get its first National Agency for Research (ANR)

Italy’s new coalition government has announced plans to set up the country’s first National Agen... (+more)

The Netherlands: Controversy around negotiations between universities and Elsevier

While more and more universities and policy makers are advocating for Open Science, publishers are t... (+more)

Establishment of the European Association for Service-Learning in Higher Education (EASLHE)

The European Association for Service-Learning in Higher Education (EASLHE) has been officially estab... (+more)

Happy Birthday, ESN!

Erasmus Student Network (ESN), the most known organisation among students who went on a mobility, is... (+more)

UK: Strikes of higher education staff

On 25 November, the Guardian reported about strikes of university lecturers and other staff across U... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Erasmus+ Programme: Call for proposals 2020 — EAC/A02/2019

2020 is the last year of the current European Union programme for mobility and cooperation in educat... (+more)

European Universities: Second Call for proposals

This action aims to encourage the emergence by 2024 of some twenty 'European Universities', consisti... (+more)

KA1: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees are high-level integrated international study programmes delive... (+more)


Proposals should address one of the following specific objectives: a) Enhancing the acquisition of s... (+more)

Horizon 2020: Societal challenges

A call for project proposals, addressing Europe’s societal challenge in a changing world, across 2... (+more)

Capacity Building in the field of higher education 2020

This action contributes to the development of sustainable and inclusive socio-economic growth in Par... (+more)


Germany: government reports on international cooperation in education and research

In March 2015, Germany’s Federal Parliament (Bundestag) asked the Federal government to report eve... (+more)

SAR Reports: Obstacles to Excellence and Freedom to Think 2019

The Scholars at Risk network has recently published two relevant reports addressing numerous instanc... (+more)

EUF policy paper on automatic recognition

This policy paper, issued by the European University Foundation (EUF), discusses how recognition iss... (+more)

Scientific advice to European policy in a complex world

Chief Scientific Advisors – Independent Scientific Advice for Policy Making, ISBN 978-92-76-12557-... (+more)

New study about shrinking universities in Germany and how they attract international students

The study „Countering Demographic Decline – How Germany’s shrinking universities attract and r... (+more)

EUA: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in European Higher Education Institutions

As part of the INVITED project, EUA conducted a mapping exercise amongst European higher education i... (+more)

Survey on the Irish Higher Education Sector 2019

Holders of senior positions in Irish higher education institutions answered a survey on the state of... (+more)


ACA Events

24 January 2020 European Policy Seminar 1 - save the date!Brussels, BelgiumMore information coming ... (+more)


5 December 2019Guild Forum on European Universities: Towards a new vision for Europe's higher educat... (+more)