Brussels, 11 February 2020
Following many focused student consultation events both at an institutional and network level, a group of 24 students composed by three representatives from each partner Institution came together in a full day pre-launch workshop in Brussels on February 11, 2020. The students were invited to participate in the RUN-EU launch event, held the following day, to present suggestions for the future of RUN-EU and the European Universities to the High Level representatives of the alliance members, as well as the Portuguese Secretary of State, Ambassadors and EC representatives present at the event.
The student bodies of each RUN-EU Institute have been involved in the co-creating of the alliance through surveys and focus groups. The student representatives present at the workshop discussed the students’ perceptions and opinions on what a European University should be and who the future RUN-EU European University should address them. These events have informed the development of the RUN-EU long term vision and, student preferences in relation to approaches to pedagogical and mobility arrangements.