Started in 2020 as part of the  European Universities Initiative (EUI)the “European Reform University Alliance” (ERUA) European Universities Initiative (EUI), has re-imagined higher education and research to build an ERUA community and campus with 5 partners.

This consortium has allowed us to build a community, promote our critical ideas and develop our sustainable conception of academia.
To pursuit and fulfil our initial ideas, at this stage we started and conducted various activities and achieved significant results:
Various mapping exercises as a prerequisite for further collaborative activities in terms of research, projects, initiatives, potential cooperation fields and staff training mechanisms have also been achieved.
Sharing of good practices to identify and capitalise on best practices and approaches have also been successful.
Furthermore, the alliance has already defined 10 joint strategies and policies that contribute to ERUA’s long-term strategy.
Previously, all governance, advisory bodies and operational structures have been set-up and stable working groups capable of shouldering operations have been formed.

In the initial years of the alliance (2020-2023), these activities have targeted teachers, students and the administrative staff. There have been activities leading to community building and creating an identity of the alliance such as teaching weeks, staff days, virtual and experimental event series. Due in particular to the pandemic, the development of physical mobility has been below expectations, but we have taken up the occasion to build virtual and blended mobility. Physical, virtual and blended student mobility contracts have been implemented. The Alliance also facilitated 596 staff mobilities during the first implementation period, of which 14 were physical and 582 were virtual or blended. Of course, COVID-19 has temporarily hampered our mobility initiatives, however, we aim to build from these Alliance collaborations and push ERUA’s physical and virtual mobility towards a 50% threshold via our innovative learning pathways (WP2) and supporting activities (WP4 and WP8).