ENHANCE POLICY PAPER – Mind the implementation gap: Barriers faced by European University Alliances in their efforts to contribute to the successful realisation of the European Education Area.

The European University Initiative touches on many different aspects of higher education – from student mobility to innovative skills teaching, to inclusion procedures. This policy paper explores two major areas where European University Alliances are actively driving transformation in the European Education Area, and examines some of the related implementation barriers, namely 1) Micro-credentials and other joint short-term learning offers, and 2) Short-term and virtual mobility. The paper elaborates how we need to consider a European approach to micro-credentials and virtual and short-term mobility from the beginning and urges national policy makers to take the needs of the European Alliances into consideration when addressing issues around accreditation, quality assurance, student status and funding mechanisms. Continued institutional efforts to address the challenges identified here can only be successful with this complementary change at national and European levels. .

Annual Report on “Diversity and Gender Equality in ENHANCE” for 2022

This report summarises all the diversity and gender equality-related activities within the ENHANCE Alliance. It is addressed to all those interested in finding out more about our approach. The report presents three main activity fields (goals) in relation to diversity and gender equality. This is the second report on Diversity and Gender Equality in ENHANCE. The annual report is meant to help us to capture the results of ENHANCE and provides information on whether there has been progress, or what results in our Alliance have been achieved in terms of inclusion, diversity and gender equality. .