The European Commission has announced that the EUniWell (European University for Well-being) Alliance will receive funding under the ERASMUS+ European Universities Initiative, enabling EUniWell to develop as a European university and continue to be a leading voice on well-being issues. Professor Beatrix Busse, Chief Development Officer, expressed her enthusiasm for the announcement: “This is a pivotal moment for the EUniWell, as we can now fully realize our vision of becoming the first well-being university in Europe and the world. Thanks to the renewed support of the European Commission, we can continue to develop and further transform the impact we have in our institutions and society at large.”
After a successful three-year pilot phase, the EUniWell Alliance has expanded from seven to eleven member universities from eight European countries. In its project proposal for 2023-2027, the Alliance proposed to expand its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education, research, innovation, transfer and public engagement. The European Commission approved the financing project of 14.4 million euros.
Over the next four years, the EUniWell Alliance will continue to create a new paradigm for higher education focused on multidimensional well-being at the individual, societal and global levels. The interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approach aims to provide students, researchers, professors and society with the skills and knowledge needed to tackle the complex challenges facing society today – from human mental health to global climate change.
This renewed funding further motivates EUniWell to continue its work to promote well-being, sustainability and inclusion for positive societal impact. The Alliance’s mission coincides with the position of the EU Council, which noted that “well-being is the main goal of the European Union.”
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv expresses its gratitude to the members of the Alliance team who worked on the project application, the member universities of the Alliance, as well as the European Commission for their constant support of the Alliance’s mission to create a new paradigm of higher education.