03 Dec
13:00 - 14:00

What’s up, European University Association?

The European University Association (EUA) speaks on behalf of all universities in Europe. It is a major stakeholder when it comes to influencing EU policy in the field of education, research, and innovation. In this edition of ‘What’s up, EU?’ we will find out about the EU policy developments affecting universities that the EUA is closely monitoring, and how universities can use EUA as a vehicle to have their voice heard. 


The talk will cover topics such as the upcoming European Strategy for Universities, the latest developments to renew the European Research Area (ERA) and the European Education Area (EEA), proposed EU policy reforms to research assessment systems, the rollout of microcredentials at European level, etc. 


After Anna-Lena's presentation, which will last around 20-30 minutes, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss for another 30 minutes. We encourage everyone's active engagement.


This is a virtual event open to members of the Maastricht University community and to UM partners. 

Guest Speaker

Anna Lena

Anna-Lena Claeys-Kulik

Anna-Lena Claeys-Kulik is a Policy Coordinator at the European University Association, where her role is to help ensuring coherent policies for universities as well as overall EUA policy development. As such she monitors the EU policy agenda for upcoming topics with relevance for universities and coordinates work and positioning on cross-cutting issues aiming at building bridges between policy and practice. She represents EUA in several working groups with the European Commission and as a speaker at events and conferences. Currently, her focus is on the upcoming European Strategy for Universities and the future of the European Universities Initiative.

Prior to joining the EUA, Anna-Lena worked at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education & Culture in the Unit for Higher Education and the Erasmus Programme.

Anna-Lena holds a Master’s degree in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium as well as a Magister degree in Communication Science, Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Münster, Germany. During her studies, she also spent one year at the Institute of Political Sciences of Bordeaux/France.

Follow Anna-Lena on Twitter: @AnnaLenaKulik


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