Memberships4EU+ European University Alliance
The 4EU+ European University Alliance is a transnational strategic association of Charles University in Prague, Heidelberg University, Sorbonne University in Paris, the University of Warsaw, the University of Copenhagen and the University of Milan.
The alliance aims to create a new quality of cooperation between the six European research universities in education, teaching, research, transfer and administration. Building on existing collaborations, 4EU+ will establish the appropriate infrastructure to bring together students, teachers and researchers from the partner universities.
The cooperation, originally called 4EU, was founded in March 2018 by the universities of Prague, Heidelberg, the Sorbonne in Paris and Warsaw, and expanded in October 2018 under the name 4EU+ to include the universities of Copenhagen and Milan. The partnership grew out of the idea of a European university based on academic freedom and autonomy that wants to offer equal access to education.
Towards A European University
The 4EU+ European University Alliance held its 2019 Annual Meeting with the aim to define the prerequisites for an integrated European university system and to flesh out the next steps towards realising that goal. The rectors and presidents of the six member universities – Prague, Heidelberg, Sorbonne/Paris, Warsaw, Copenhagen, and Milan – gathered in Paris (France).
4EU+ Successful With “European Universities” Concept
The 4EU+ European University Alliance – a transnational association of six universities with a strong research focus that includes Heidelberg – has been successful with its application in response to the first Erasmus+ call for proposals for “European Universities”: The funding decision was announced today (Wednesday 26 June 2019), making 4EU+ one of 17 university alliances receiving up to five million euros each.
4EU+ Applies for Funding in the First Call for Proposals for “European Universities”
The 4EU+ European University Alliance is applying for funding within the framework of the first call for proposals of the “European Universities” initiative. The purpose of the initiative is to support strategic university partnerships within the scope of the Erasmus+ programme, with the aim of creating new infrastructure for research and teaching in Europe and strengthening the European Education Area.
Heidelberg, Paris, Prague and Warsaw Build European University Alliance
Four strong European research universities – Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic), Heidelberg University (Germany), Sorbonne University in Paris (France) and the University of Warsaw (Poland) – have founded a strategic European partnership, built on existing academic collaborations.