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Executive Board statement: university autonomy in Catalonia
The Coimbra Group Executive Board follows the political development in Catalonia with great concern, in particular with respect to the situation of Higher Education and Research Institutions, the University of Barcelona being a long-standing and valued member of the Coimbra Group of Universities. Hoping for a collaborative, reasoned solution to the overall situation, the Coimbra Group Executive Board would like to stress the importance of the continued functioning of the Higher Education and Research Institutions in accordance with the Magna Charta of the European Universities and academic freedom.
Coimbra Group position paper on FP9
The Coimbra Group has published its policy paper
The paper emphasises the importance of a robust and comprehensive future Framework Programme to maintain and strengthen the position of the EU as an effective and competitive knowledge economy. Researchers and innovators are key actors in the knowledge economy and it is imperative that a modernised EU budget ensures and intensifies support of research and innovation. The ninth Framework programme must have excellence at its heart, be international and include the full spectrum of research disciplines and fields. Closer links between the higher education and the research and innovation programmes must be developed and strengthened to ensure knowledge transfer to and from new generations of researchers and innovators.
A First Response from the CG to the Lamy Report
The Coimbra Group has published a first response to the “Lab-Fab-App” report on maximising the impact of EU R&I programme.
In September 2016 Carlos Moedas, the EU Commissioner for research, science and innovation, mandated a 12-person high-level expert group led by former WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy to set out a vision on how to maximise the impact of future EU R&I programme. The expert group, drawn from academia, industry, and government, was mandated to make recommendations intended to influence the Horizon 2020 work programme 2018-2020 and post-Horizon 2020 FP9. On 3 July 2017, the expert group chaired by Pascal Lamy published its “Lab-Fab-App” report on maximising the impact of EU R&I programme. Read the Coimbra Group's first response to this report.
Coimbra Group cultural heritage online exhibition
"This online exhibition celebrates shared cultural heritage across the Coimbra Group of European universities. To coincide with the June 2017 Coimbra Conference, hosted at the University of Edinburgh, this is the first time that Collections from across 35 member institutions have been brought together in this unique collaboration.
Over 70 objects have been selected that straddle thousands of miles of the continent and millions of years of its history. These objects highlight the rich cultural diversity and uniqueness of University collections around Europe."
Neil Lebeter, Coimbra Exhibition Curator, Library and University Collections, The University of Edinburgh
Click here to take a virtual visit to this outstanding exhibition.
Erasmus 30 years