• Inclusive and open: this is how the EIT could support innovative higher education all over Europe

    The proposed legislation published by the European Commission (EC) on 11 July reinforces the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), enabling it to impact on innovation policy in member states and on the performance and funding of European institutes of higher education (HEI).  YERUN previously advocated more openness of the Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs), as well as more outreach to and collaboration with non-member HEI.

    Published: September 9, 2019 | By: YERUN Office

    YERUN Statement on Employability

    As a network of young, dynamic and research-driven universities, YERUN members share a strong commitment to strengthen the employability of their students and researchers who are the employees, knowledge workers, entrepreneurs and citizens of tomorrow. By equipping students with the necessary skills to succeed in their careers and to become the authors of their own story, employability supports the mission of YERUN members and speaks to the values of liberal learning, individual autonomy, personal growth and social responsibility.

    Read our statement here

    Published: July 10, 2019 | By: YERUN Office

    YERUN Annual Report 2018

    Making a balance of our achievements, our eighteen institutions are actively collaborating with our representation in Brussels. The five lines of action our members agreed to focus on, have now established five Working Groups that materialize the strategic plan into concrete actions. If you want to know more about our work, check our latest Annual Report 2018.

    YERUN Annual Report 2018

    Published: April 17, 2019 | By: YERUN Office

    YERUN Response to the Guidance on Implementation of Plan S

    YERUN welcomes the opportunity to give feedback on the cOAlition S Guidance on the Implementation of Plan S, which follows our previous position statement published in October 2018.

    YERUN Response to the Guidance on implementation of PlanS

    Published: February 8, 2019 | By: YERUN Office

    YERUN responds to the Public Consultation on the EIT

    YERUN welcomes the opportunity to present some feedback to the open consultation on the Amendment on the Regulation on the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and the design of the EIT Strategic Innovation Agenda 2021-2027.

    Read our full position here

    Published: December 17, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    YERUN Position Statement on Plan S

    YERUN welcomes the launch of Plan S, by cOALition S, a group of 13 national research funders and the European Commission (ERC)for the realisation of full and immediate OA. YERUN members discussed the principles during their General Assembly held at Brunel University London, 5 September 2018, and decided to give it its support while presenting some considerations.

    YERUN Position Statement on Plan S

    Published: October 18, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    YERUN Guidelines on Joint Programmes (Bachelor & Master)

    Based on the experience gathered developing Joint Programmes in the last years, YERUN has compiled the information, methodology and necessary steps to make the process of developing a Joint Programme a success. YERUN members are pleased to share their experience with other stakeholders willing to increase their collaboration in their educational strategies with other partners. We hope our experience continues to build on existing materials and paves the way for the creation of more European joint educational programmes.

    Published: May 14, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    YERUN Position on the future of the EU Finances

    YERUN asks for a reinforced and higher dedication of the future EU finances to Research and Innovation (R&I) to build a larger, more flexible and inclusive Framework Programme 9 (FP9).

    Read our full position HERE -> YERUN position on the future of EU finances

    Published: March 8, 2018 | By: YERUN Office

    YERUN Position Paper on FP9 - Horizon Europe

    YERUN presented its Position Paper on FP9 at the YERUN Launch Event, last November 7.

    The document provides YERUN’s perspective on key aspects we believe should be addressed in the 9th European Framework Programme (FP9). This position reflects the vision and the collective experience of all its member universities.

    Read our position HERE! --> YERUN FP9 Position Paper

    Published: November 9, 2017 | By: YERUN Office

    YERUN Position Paper on the H2020 mid-term review

    Horizon 2020 has a clear role in promoting international, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaboration. It is fundamental to perform innovative and high quality science, and it enables innovative research of the highest quality to be carried out by encouraging inclusion and collaboration. YERUN members acknowledge that researchers are supported to establish, widen their networks, share resources (both intellectual and physical – infrastructures), develop their international careers, and connect research and other stakeholders in the pursuit of knowledge and innovation.

    YERUN is pleased to share its position on the mid-term evaluation of Horizon 2020. YERUN supports the two most important criteria of Horizon 2020 being excellence and impact, and emphasises the importance of fundamental research and thematic openness. Our members actively participate in the framework programme and their experiences can enrich the design of the future programs to come.


    Published: May 27, 2017 | By: YERUN Office
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