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Wider net cast for university alliances

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Opening European Universities Initiative fully to Western Balkan universities hailed as “step in right direction”

European universities have welcomed the EU’s decision to allow all Western Balkan countries to fully participate in its scheme for financing cross-border collaborations among higher education institutions.

The European Commission announced the move to open up the European Universities Initiative to the Western Balkans on 30 September, when it launched a €384 million 2023 call for the EUI to support new alliances. From three earlier calls there are 44 EUI alliances involving 340 higher education institutions, with 60 planned by mid-2024.

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