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October 2014 Brussels delegation report

19 October 2014

This Brussels visit in October aimed to engage with EU decision-makers, including newly-appointed MEPs, at this critical moment in the policy cycle, with European elections having been held in May and a new European Commission expected to be in post by November 2014.

The delegation report provides an overview of the mission’s principal objectives, outcomes of the key meetings, and identified areas for follow-up work

The IU and UUK were able to outline the UK HE sector’s priorities to new EU decision-makers and gather valuable information about future policy priorities. Following the delegation, the EU budget for 2015 was adopted without the cuts to research and higher education proposed by Council, and opposed by the European Parliament.


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