EUA Endorsement of Helsinki Initiative

The European University Association (EUA), Universities Finland (UNIFI) and Universities Norway (UHR) strongly support the Helsinki Initiative on Multilingualism in Scholarly Communication:

  • "The strength of European universities lies in aiming at international leadership while being locally anchored".
  • "Universities are in constant exchange with stakeholders outside of academia and make their research accessible to broader audiences, which increases their relevance on local and national levels".
  • "Considering the traditional ties between Europe and other regions of the world, a diversity of languages is also an important asset in internationalisation, ensuring and fostering both exchange and mobility".
  • "Rethinking current research assessment procedures... includes a balanced multilingualism, that takes into account the whole width of research production and serves as a strength of the European academic research system".
The full statement "Multilingualism in scholarly communication: Endorsement of Helsinki Initiative" is available on the EUA website
The European University Association (EUA) represents more than 800 universities and national rectors' conferences in 48 European countries. Universities Finland and Universities Norway are national rectors’ conferences and EUA members.
Universities Finland (UNIFI) is a co-operational organisation for Finnish universities. All 14 Finnish universities are UNIFI members.
Universities Norway (UHR) is a member organisation for 33 public and private universities and university colleges in Norway.