Polish universities among “European Universities”

The European Universities Initiative was proposed to European Union leaders by the European Commission ahead of the Gothenburg Summit, in November 2017, as part of an overall vision to create a European Education Area by 2025. The European Council endorsed the initiative in December 2017. It is now one of the flagship initiatives of the plan to create a European Education Area.

European Universities are international partnerships – alliances of higher education institutions from across the European Union that work together for the benefit of students, lecturers and society. This transnational cooperation of universities strengthens the academic exchange of students and scientists, which makes it possible, among other things, to conduct joint study programmes or scientific projects.

International university partnerships are intended to be the European universities of the future, supporting European values and identity. Participation in these partnerships is an opportunity to enhance the quality and competitiveness of European higher education.

The universities within the network share a long-term strategy in the area of education, promotion of European values and strengthening the European identity.

European Universities are selected through the European Universities Initiative competition organized by the European Commission. This initiative is funded by the Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020 programmes.

Two calls for proposals have been announced so far: the 2019 call and the 2020 call.


RESULTS OF THE FIRST CALL 2019 – Polish universities among European Universities:

Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Name of alliance: UNA Europa (1EUROPE)

University of Warsaw, Name of alliance: The 4EU+ Alliance (4EU+)

Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Name of alliance: European Partnership for an Innovative Campus Unifying Regions (EPICUR)

University of Opole, Name of alliance: Fostering Outreach within European Regions, Transnational Higher Education and Mobility (FORTHEM)

University of Gdansk, Name of alliance: The European University of the Seas (SEA-EU)

Nicolas Copernicus University, Name of alliance: Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE)

European Commission press release here


RESULTS OF THE SECOND CALL 2020  – Polish universities among European Universities:

Warsaw University of Technology, Name of alliance: European Universities of Technology Alliance (ENHANCE)

Poznan University of Technology, Name of alliance: European University for Customised Education (EUNICE)

Silesian University of Technology, Name of alliance: The European University Alliance on Responsible Consumption and Production (EURECA-PRO)

University of Silesia in Katowice, Name of alliance: Transform4Europe – T4E: The European University for Knowledge Entrepreneurs (T4E)

AGH University of Science and Technology, Name of alliance: European Space University of Earth and Humanity (UNIVERSEH)

European Commission press release here