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EUA President meets Commissioner Navracsics

19 February 2016

EUA President Rolf Tarrach met with Tibor Navracsics, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, on 18 February 2016.

Meeting Commissioner NavracsicsIn the meeting, Commissioner Navracsics and President Tarrach exchanged views on current issues, underlining the importance of education – including the role of lifelong learning – for the future of Europe, and expressed their mutual willingness to continue cooperating and building on shared interests.

Rolf Tarrach took the opportunity to share his vision and goals for his EUA presidency. He talked about EUA’s objective to promote and reinforce universities as key societal actors responding to the many challenges facing Europe. Tarrach also shared his goal of reinforcing and expanding EUA’s relations at the EU level and discussed the importance of universities working more closely with industry. 

The consultation on the revision of the EU’s Modernisation Agenda was also part of the discussion. As EUA welcomes the revision, Tarrach expressed support for the priorities already identified by the Directorate-General for Education and Culture and confirmed that EUA is preparing a response on behalf of its members.

Photo: EUA President Rolf Tarrach, EUA Director for Institutional Development Tia Loukkola and Commissioner Tibor Navracsics © European Union, 2016

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