Policy & Advocacy
By providing our professional input in strategic discussions with key European stakeholders, we help to enact effective change in the international education arena. Here you can view our current contributions to future European policy developments.
The International Student Mobility Charter
The number of students choosing to study abroad is increasing and at the same time international students are affected by budget cuts, stricter visa rules and less hospitable attitudes around the world.
IAU Call for Action
The benefits of internationalisation are widely known and championed, but what about the negative effects? Concerns have increasingly been expressed that internationalisation may increase brain drain and create more homogeneous prestige-seeking institutions due to global competition and the prevalence of university rankings.
EHEA Ministerial Conference
As part of its advocacy work, the EAIE, represented by President Hans-Georg van Liempd, joined ministers of the 47 member countries of the European Higher Education Arena (EHEA), the European Commission, and consultative members for the 8th Bologna Ministerial Conference in Bucharest, Romania in April 2012.
Digital Student Data Portability: The Groningen Declaration
As student mobility is growing in popularity, students are increasingly earning educational credentials from more than one higher education institution, and often from institutions in different countries.
New generation of European programmes
In November 2011, the European Commission proposed to offer its education, training, youth and sports programmes from 2014 onwards under one umbrella programme, ERASMUS for All. This proposal has been debated in the Council and the responsible Committee in the European Parliament and is awaiting voting in the European Parliament.