The German EU Council Presidency – working for a strong Europe

Strengthening education and research together

On this page you will discover how the DAAD supports good ideas for Europe and why exchange at the level of universities and research is essential for a common Europe. In addition, we have put together a selection of exciting DAAD events and activities in the context of the EU Council Presidency on the key subjects of European cohesion, digitalisation and sustainability.

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Europe: a good idea

Europe is a good idea – and Europe needs good ideas for the future. How the DAAD supports this.

Europa is a good idea – and Europe needs good ideas for tomorrow, for a dynamic and successful community. “Together for Europe’s recovery” is the motto under which Germany assumed the on 1 July 2020. After six months, it will be the turn of Portugal and then Slovenia. Together with Germany, the three countries form a “Trio” that is closely coordinating the work of the Council of the European Union. Important subjects of the future are on the agenda: the fight against coronavirus, economic reconstruction after the crisis as well as major fields of activity such as climate protection, security, refugees and migration, the rule of law and digitalisation. The goal is to make the European community stronger in spite of international crises. Europe is to show greater solidarity and unanimity internally and greater capacity for action, authority and unity in diversity externally. The DAAD supports good ideas for Europe together with the EU – because exchange at the level of universities and research is essential for a common Europe. Only by combining forces can the education and research systems of Germany and Europe overcome global challenges and remain competitive. That is why the DAAD is organising a large number of exciting activities and events during the German EU Council Presidency on the subjects of European cohesion, digitalisation and sustainability.

Freedom of Science and Research - DAAD President Prof. Dr. Joybrato Mukherjee on the Bonn Declaration 2020 (only in German)

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#DAADalumni4EU – An Idea for Europe

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  • The University of Jena is one of 20 German universities selected by the EU Commission in the second round of the competition to co-found a European university. - Uni Jena EC2U-Alliance

    Uni Jena EC2U-Alliance

    Together with its partners, the University of Jena is setting up a “European university” – in collaboration with civil society, schools and businesses.

  • The goal of sustainable development must be to ensure a healthy life for everyone. - Tackling diseases

    Tackling diseases

    Scientists around the world are teaming up in research and teaching to search for innovative responses to the major health challenges of our time.

  • Students in a lecture - Universitäten für Europa

    Universities for Europe

    The European Commission is promoting the networking of universities Europe-wide with its European Universities Initiative.

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    Europe on Alumniportal Deutschland

    As a result of Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union during the second half of 2020, Alumniportal is increasing its focusing on the EU and Europe in coming months. You can look forward to exciting reports, events, cultural tips, cartoons and contributions.

“My thoughts on Europe” - DAAD scholarship holders about their thoughts on Europe

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