ENGAGE European University

ENGAGE.EU: European University engaged in societal change

ENGAGE.EU is a European University alliance bringing together over 100,000 students, academics and staff from seven leading universities. Building on their solid fundament in the social sciences, ENGAGE.EU set an ambitious agenda to enable our learners to act as socially engaged European citizens and to have impact on society at large.

million Euro

ENGAGE receives EU funding

+ 100,000
students and staff

ENGAGE brings together over 100,000 students, academics and staff

leading universities

create an innovating learning environment

Our goals

  • Built an inter-university ‘campus‘ creating where learners, staff and researchers enjoy seamless mobility to study or work at cooperating partner institutions.
  • Launch research networks and think tanks to strengthen our shared knowledge base. 
  • Install ENGAGE.EU Labs for students, academics and practitioners to co-create solutions for the societal challenges Europe is facing.
  • Create a meeting place for the community to engage in professional learning through programs tailored to their specific needs.

Solving complex social issues

ENGAGE is an alliance funded by the European University Initiative.  European Universities  have an ambitious mandate aimed to trigger unprecedented levels of institutionalized cooperation between higher education institutions, making it systemic, structural and sustainable. 

Being part of the ENGAGE consortium is a way to realize our ambition as university. We want to contribute to solving complex social issues. Now more than ever, this requires cooperation and co-creation, on the regional, national and international level.

Three paths

Engaged Learning
Engaged Research and Innovation
Engaged in Society

Regional and international associate partners

ENGAGE.EU provides new perspectives and tools to react effectively and responsibly towards drivers of societal change. Pooling our ENGAGE.EU universities’ resources, knowledge and methodologies, sharing our inno-preneurial mindset and fostering the engagement with society in all regions will help to develop role models for dealing with societal transformation processes all over Europe and beyond.

Over 25 associated partners from all different regions, like municipalities, companies, NGOs and other actors in society will expand our source of experience and information.  From our region, ENGAGE is supported by  the municipality Tilburg, PON and Midpoint Brabant. This creates a great platform for innovations in teaching, research and outreach to society.

More information on the ENGAGE Project? Please contact us

Erasmus+ program

The European Universities  are an initiative within the Erasmus+ program of the European Union with the goal of establishing new standards of cooperation between higher education institutions. European Universities are intended to act as models of good practice to further increase the quality, international competitiveness and attractiveness of European higher education.

In July 2020, 41 European Universities representing over 280 higher education institutions from a diverse spectrum of higher education institutions and from all over Europe were funded through Erasmus+, complemented by Horizon 2020.


Partner universities