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13 Sep 2016

Europe’s universities after the Brexit vote: EUA publishes factsheet

On 8 September, after months of gathering evidence regarding the possible outcomes of Brexit for European programmes for research and higher education, a short factsheet on the possible status of UK universities was published by the European University Association (EUA).
This factsheet, entitled "After the Brexit Referendum: Possible outcomes for Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+," is intended to shed some light about the different possibilities within the EU system to find a new relation that could allow the UK to continue as an integral part of the family of European universities.

The EUA stresses the importance of underlining the existing ties and collaborations and the key role that the UK plays. This was highlighted by EUA Secretary General Lesley Wilson at the CASE Europe Annual Conference on 1 September 2016 in Brussels, where she talked with representatives from UUK and from British universities about the consequences of Brexit for the UK and for Europe.

A statement signed by 24 national rectors' conferences (NRCs) calling for collaboration between the UK and the rest of Europe to continue was also issued in July.

For more information:
EUA: Europe's universities after the Brexit vote
EUA factsheet: After the Brexit referendum: Possible outcomes for Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+
Statement from the NRCs: Universities UK Statement




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