Session 08.07

It takes two to tango: Tackling local challenges through various models of city–university cooperation

Worldwide, there is a growing recognition that strategic partnering between cities and universities can bring substantial benefits for both sides. The question of how to organise such partnerships has been at the heart of the EUniverCities network since its launch in 2012 and is now also being addressed in the European Universities Initiative. In this session, we will discuss different models of city–university cooperation used by our partners and European Universities Initiative alliances.


  • European-funded programmes
    • European Universities Initiative
  • Social responsibility
    • Community engagement and dialogue