EUA’s mission as the voice of Europe’s universities is to influence the outcomes of European level policy debates on issues that will have an impact both at national level on the work of national university associations and for the association’s individual member universities. Equally, EUA looks to support its members in understanding and responding to these developments in an ever-more complex and competitive global environment.

As the pan-European platform for universities, EUA is the key partner for policy makers at European level in the increasingly broad range of public policy domains in which universities have a role to play.

The key priorities for universities and for European University Association (EUA) have been outlined in the organisation’s work programme and more recently in the Prague Declaration which have been developed and adopted by the organisations’ member universities. These include:

• Building the European Higher Education Area through the Bologna process
Research & Innovation
Internationalisation of higher education and research
• Enhancing the quality of European universities
Governance, autonomy and funding