Eurofound's EU PolicyWatch collates information on the responses of government and social partners to the COVID-19 crisis, the war in Ukraine, rising inflation, as well as gathering examples of company practices aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts.
Factsheet for measure EU-2022-18/2378 – measures in European Union
|Country||European Union , applies eu-wide (or beyond)|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 27 April 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Deferral of payments or liabilities
|Author||Barbara Surdykowska and Eurofound|
|Measure added||20 May 2022 (updated 21 June 2022)|
On 27 April 2022, the board of the European University Association (EUA) recognized the importance of engaging in reflection on the mid- and long-term post-war reconstruction of Ukraine and its university sector and considering as soon as possible how EUA and other European partners can actively support such endeavors. Consequently, the EUA is to establish a dedicated task force for this purpose. At the same time, the EUA approved a set of ad hoc measures to support the Ukrainian higher education sector.
The European University Association (EUA) represents more than 800 institutions of higher education in 48 countries, providing them with a forum for cooperation and exchange of information on higher education and research policies. Members of the Association are European universities involved in teaching and research, national associations of rectors and other organisations active in higher education and research.
As part of direct support to Ukrainian universities, the EUA agreed to take a series of measures to facilitate the full integration of Ukrainian universities into European activities and the establishment of a direct exchange platform with universities and university associations across Europe. These measures include, in particular:
No information available to date.
||Does not apply to citizens|
Other social actors (e.g. NGOs)
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social partners are not involved.
There is no knowledge about any social partners reaction.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|M - Professional, Scientific And Technical Activities||M72 Scientific research and development|
|P - Education||P85 Education|
|Occupation (ISCO level 2)|
Eurofound (2022), European universities show solidarity with Ukrainian partners, measure EU-2022-18/2378 (measures in European Union), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/EU-2022-18_2378.html
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