UAS4EUROPE position paper on the 9th Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9)

The voice of Universities of Applied Sciences for FP9

UAS4EUROPE has today published its position paper on the upcoming 9th Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9).

UAS4EUROPE has the following recommendations for the European Commission in order to create an optimal successor programme of Horizon 2020:

  • Include Smart Partnerships for Regional Impact (SPFRI), which foster the collaboration between, universities of applied sciences, universities, RTOs, companies, regions and other public and private stakeholders with strong added value on the basis of excellence.
  • An increase of the budget to EUR120 billion for seven years
  • Keep the three-pillar-structure
  • Ensure better integration of Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts (SSHA) and simultaneously the inclusion of broader themes relevant to UAS, such as social work and artistic research and design
  • Address problems and challenges with achieving genuine synergies with Structural Funds
  • Focus on all forms of innovation, from incremental to disruptive and breakthrough innovation
  • Make FP9 as simple as possible
  • Ensure a truly ‘open to the world’ FP9

Next to these recommendations, the position paper responds to the Lamy report. UAS4EUROPE supports the reoport in e.g. underlining the applications for the benefit of all (App), which is very much at the core DNA of UAS.

Although the FP9 public consultation is only expected at the beginning of next year, UAS4EUROPE believes it is vital to communicate these recommendations as early as possible, in order for the European Commission to be able to design an optimal FP9 programme together with the research and innovation community.

UAS4EUROPE is a joint initiative from EURASHEUASnetswissuniversitiesHochschule Bayern e.V. (supported by the Bavarian Research Alliance) and the Austrian FHK to promote the voice of Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Europe in the field of applied research and innovation.

You can download the position paper here


EURASHE Networking event materials published

EURASHE organised a networking event on Modernisation of higher education on the Erasmushogeschool Brussel campus in Brussels on 16 June 2017. The networking event was followed by the EURASHE Summer cocktails on the campus rooftop terrace. 

The presentation materials of the networking event have now been published.

You can find the networking event presentations on the event website here




EURASHE events in Brussels on 16 June

EURASHE will organise multiple events in Brussels on 15-16 June 2017. You can find the information on the events listed below and in the EURASHE calendar. 


15 June 2017

Round table on work-based learning (WBL) (more)

16 June 2017

9:30-12:30 EURASHE Working groups (internal, for WG members) 

14:00-16:00 Networking event on Modernisation of higher education (more) followed by EURASHE Summer cocktails

Erasmushogeschool Brussel
Zespenningenstraat 70, Brussels (map)

Programme (download): 

14:00 – 16:00 Networking event on modernisation of higher education (auditorium on 3rd floor)

  • Welcome by hosting institution and Stéphane Lauwick, President, EURASHE, (France)
  • Overview of key policy issues for professional higher education in European countries
    • Eric Vermeylen, Secretary General, Flemish Council Of University Colleges (VLHORA), (Belgium– Flanders)
    • Michael Hannon, Vice President for Academic Affairs & Registrar, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), (Ireland)
    • Armando Pires, Head of International Affairs, Portuguese Polytechnics Coordinating Council (CCISP), (Portugal)
    • Alicia-Leonor Sauli-Miklavčič, Slovene Association of HVC, (Slovenia) – overview of Central and Southeastern European countries (PROCSEE project)
    • EURASHE priorities and activities, Stéphane Lauwick, President, EURASHE, (France)
    • Renewed EU agenda for higher education, Sarah Lynch, Head of Sector, DG EAC Higher Education Policy, European Commission

16:00 – EURASHE summer cocktails (4th floor)