The European University Association (EUA) is bringing the university community together with policymakers to discuss the financial and economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the higher education and research sector. The flagship event, the EUA Funding Forum 2020, will take place online on 21-22 September 2020. The sessions on the 22 September are open to anyone interested and free of charge.
As universities prepare for an academic year unlike any other before, the community will reflect collectively on the medium and long-term impact of a potential economic crisis. This is the focus of an EUA analysis released in May 2020 and will set the stage for the EUA Funding Forum.
The online event will allow participants to engage in a dialogue with policymakers about funding university transformation, as well as perspectives for European funding to the sector as of next year.
In the morning on 22 September, national public authorities and partner organisations will discuss existing and future initiatives to support universities and foster their development in times of crisis.
In the afternoon, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, will present the Commission’s plans for universities in the post-crisis period. A conversation will follow on the next Multiannual Financial Framework, Horizon Europe, Erasmus+ and the European University Initiative.