The European University engaged in societal change
ENGAGE.EU brings together over 100,000 students, academics and staff from nine leading universities in Tilburg, Mannheim, Bergen, Rome, Toulouse, Vienna, Sofia, Barcelona and Helsinki. The alliance opens up unique opportunities to educate and inspire a new generation of citizens and to lay the foundations for more engaged and more effective research and innovation ecosystems.
The alliance wants to build an inter-university campus where learners, researchers, and staff enjoy seamless mobility to study or work at and with cooperating partner institutions.
The alliance is organized in five work packages of tasks in which each university is represented. Three paths - engaged learning, engaged research & innovation, and engaged in society - deliver a range of programs and activities that open up unique opportunities:
are brought together by ENGAGE.EU
are part of an European University initiative
are covered by the ENGAGE.EU alliance
Regional and international associate partners
ENGAGE.EU provides new perspectives and tools to react effectively and responsibly towards drivers of societal change. We pool our partner universities’ resources, knowledge and methodologies, share our inno-preneurial mindset, and foster the engagement with society in all regions. This 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.EU is supported by the Municipality of Tilburg, Het PON & Telos, and Midpoint Brabant. This creates a great platform for innovations in teaching, research and outreach to society.
ENGAGE.EU contributes to the quality and attractiveness of European Higher Education and promotes European values and identity
Guido van Leerzem, Local Coordinator ENGAGE.EU
Erasmus+ program and Horizon 2020
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.