European society needs the contribution of universities and other higher education institutions more than ever.

Today, we present two new initiatives:

🔹European strategy for universities
🔹A proposal for effective European higher education cooperation

Learn more 👇
🏫5000 higher education institutions
👩‍🎓17.5 million tertiary education students
👩‍🏫1.35 million people teaching in tertiary education
👩‍🔬1.17 million researchers

It's the moment to enable all universities in Europe to thrive and contribute to Europe's resilience and recovery.
The European strategy for universities sets four objectives:

Strengthen the European dimension of higher education and research.

Consolidate universities as lighthouses of our European way of life.

Empower universities as key actors in the green and digital transition.

Reinforce universities as drivers of EU's global role and leadership.

In a highly competitive global context, joining forces will strengthen the EU Higher Education sector.

With our proposal, we want to build a stronger link between education, research and innovative industrial communities.

Learn more about our proposals:!fBJpG8

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with European Commission 🇪🇺

European Commission 🇪🇺 Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @EU_Commission

Jan 4
📝Our #EUGreenDeal resolutions.

1️⃣ Planting 3 billion trees.

By 2030, we want to plant at least three billion additional trees across 🇪🇺 Europe while respecting ecological principles.

The right tree, in the right place, for the right purpose.

#3BillionTrees Image
2️⃣ Cutting methane emissions.

EU action on methane is essential to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

We proposed strict rules on methane emissions from gas, oil and coal, to reduce emissions in these sectors by 80% by 2030.

#EUGreenDeal #ReduceMethane Image
3️⃣ Reducing air, water and soil pollution.

By 2030, with our #ZeroPollution Action Plan we want to reduce:
✅ by more than 55% the health impacts of air pollution
✅ nutrient losses and chemical pesticides’ use by 50%
✅ the plastic waste in our oceans by 50%

#EUGreenDeal Image
Read 8 tweets
Dec 29, 2021
To all EU history enthusiasts: in 2022 we will celebrate many anniversaries!

These milestones laid the foundations for the EU as we know it today.

Discover them in our thread 🧵

🙋‍♂️10 years of the European Citizens' Initiative

Since April 2012, the Citizens' Initiative allows Europeans to call on the European Commission to propose new EU legislation on a particular issue.

Find out more here →!fg98kR

#EUTakeTheInitiative #EUarchives
💶 20 years of the euro in circulation

On 1 January 2002, euro notes and coins became legal currency in 12 EU countries.

Today, 19 different countries use the euro.

There are over 140 billion coins and 27 billion banknotes in circulation.

#EUROat20 #EUarchives
Read 11 tweets
Dec 28, 2021
2021 has been a challenging year but we have managed to make progress towards a more resilient, greener, and more digital Europe.

⭐ It’s time to wrap up 2021! Let’s have a look at the main highlights of the year!
Undoubtedly, #NextGenerationEU has been the flagship initiative of the #vdLCommission in 2021.

💚More than a recovery plan, it is a chance to emerge stronger from the pandemic, transform our economies, and create opportunities for the Europe where we want to live.
🩹 What we’ve managed to achieve during 2021 was a true European success story.

✅All Europeans have access to vaccines.
✅Most vaccinated region in the world.
✅More than 1 billion vaccine doses exported worldwide.
✅Biggest donor of vaccines in the world.

#SafeVaccines Image
Read 12 tweets
Dec 27, 2021
Despite all the challenges we faced this year, 2021 has also been a year full of inspiring stories about solidarity, merit and hope.

We bring you 7⃣ inspiring stories of 2021!
1⃣ The power of science

In 2021, Dr Özlem Türeci and Dr Uğur Şahin, co-founders of @BioNTech_Group, received the Order of Merit – an award for their scientific persistence to develop a COVID-19 vaccine saving lives of millions of people worldwide. 🏅

An inspiration to all.
2⃣ The power of solidarity

In 2021, #TeamEurope shared over 350 million doses to low and middle-income countries - mostly via #COVAX. And our efforts will continue next year with more donations.

Because no one is safe until everyone is safe.
Read 8 tweets
Dec 22, 2021
We aim for a fairer global corporate taxation.

Today, we propose swift transposition of the international agreement on minimum taxation of multinationals.

Implementing the @OECD Agreement Pillar 2 on the minimum effective tax rate is historic global tax reform.

↓ More
@OECD Our proposal sets out how the principles of the 15% effective tax rate – agreed by 137 countries – will be applied in practice within the EU.

It is a significant step forward for our fair taxation agenda.

Implementing the @OECD agreement on minimum effective taxation into EU law is key for:

✔️fighting tax avoidance and evasion
✔️preventing a ‘race to the bottom’ with unhealthy tax competition between countries

Read 4 tweets
Dec 17, 2021
A modern, resource-efficient economy and climate-neutral by 2050. This is our objective.

This week we kept delivering on Europe’s climate targets with new #EUGreenDeal proposals.

⚡️Energy and climate
🚆Efficient and green mobility
⚖️Combating environmental crimes
➡Europe needs to decarbonise the energy consumed.

Our proposals will help cut emissions by:

🔸facilitating the uptake of renewable and low carbon gases, including hydrogen
🔸ensuring energy security for all citizens in Europe.
🔸removing regulatory barriers

#EUGreenDeal Image
➡️Europe needs to curb methane emissions.

In a first-ever EU legislative proposal to reduce methane emissions in the energy sector, we will require the oil, gas and coal sectors to:

🔸report, and
🔸verify methane emissions

#EUGreenDeal Image
Read 7 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal

Or Donate anonymously using crypto!


0xfe58350B80634f60Fa6Dc149a72b4DFbc17D341E copy


3ATGMxNzCUFzxpMCHL5sWSt4DVtS8UqXpi copy

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!