Improving the USA-EU cooperation


Considering:
– Many differences divide the EU from the USA and both mostly have negative opinions of each other.
– A deeper cooperation between the EU and the USA would help ending the prejudices and opening the minds of people, improve the exchange in research and technology, promote globalism, cosmopolitanism and peace.

Noting:
– There is only little cooperation between the EU and the USA in the field of higher education
– This cooperation can only be improved globally on a national level. The universities should decide for themselves what kind of exchanges they want to have.

Calling for:
Improvement for students:
– More funding regarding exchange programs
– A recognition of diplomas
– Less bureaucracy and cheaper visas when travelling
– Tuition fees to be paid by the EU. After their studies, the fees would have to be paid back.

Improvement for universities:
– More sharing of best practices
– An online platform of interaction in the academic field
– US-universities to be able to have campuses in the EU and vice-versa
– New partnerships and strengthening of existing ones by providing the funds.

Improvement for staff:
– Less bureaucracy and cheaper visas when travelling
– Common trainings.