Welcome to the blog of the White Rose Brussels Office's European Public Affairs Director, Dr Phil Holliday, who is capturing his thoughts and activities of running a university representative office in Brussels.
28th June 2019
Horizon Europe: Mission development gets underway
Joel Baker 14 June 2019 From January 2021, the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation framework programme will be replaced by the successor programme, Horizon Europe One of aspect of Horizon Europe which has attracted most discussion in Brussels is the implementation of a ‘Mission-oriented’ approach. Missions will be initiatives which aim to achieve concrete, […]
What are the key issues of the current housing situation in Europe?
This report provides an overview of the current housing challenges in the EU and examples of policy responses to these challenges, focusing primarily on Northern and Western European nations. The report aims to provide UK housing researchers, policy makers and practitioners with a resource that situates the UK in a wider comparative European context. The […]
Article Competition Winner Announced: Declan Sean Kenny
We received many excellent entries for our first article competition and would like to thank everyone that took the time to submit an entry. The runners up are Juliet de Little, from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning, with her piece Climate change and policy: opening the floodgates of opportunity and Chris Smith, […]
We would like to express a warm welcome to our three new interns from the White Rose universities. They have spent a month training and meeting key partners across the three universities in Yorkshire. Over the next six months in Brussels, the interns will support the White Rose Brussels office activities, including writing policy reports, […]
With the UK facing Brexit, its universities face an uncertain future. This blog post outlines the prospects for UK involvement with the next EU research and innovation programme, Horizon Europe. Background On June 7 2018 the European Commission published its proposal for the successor to Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe. It set out plans for a […]
Towards a European Education Area by 2025: the rise of the ‘European Universities’ Initiative
In September 2017 French President, Emmanuel Macron, delivered a speech about the future of Europe that harnesses real ‘sovereignty, unity and democracy’, with specific priorities (amongst others) named as security cooperation, the environment, a digital union, and education. This speech has been received in various ways, with many heralding Macron for trying to reignite a ‘European Spirit’ and boost overall EU morale. Yet, some also saw it as an exercise of wishful thinking, with those sceptical of the European project stepping further back from this pro-European rhetoric.
The Multiannual Financial Framework – a look into the future of Research and Innovation funding beyond 2020
‘Everyone said they want more research – it’s happening’ Jean-Claude Juncker, EU Commission President at the unveiling of the proposal. On May 1st, the EU Commission published its proposal for a ‘modern budget for a Union that protects, empowers and defends’, that would come into effect on January 1st, 2021 where it will be the […]
The European Open Science Cloud – the future of Open Access research
The Internet has fundamentally changed the practical and economic realities of distributing scientific knowledge and cultural heritage. Open Access (OA) allows new approaches to scholarly publishing. The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) aims to provide Europe’s 1.7 million researchers and 70 million students and professionals in science and technology with easy access to other researchers’ […]