Government & Policy Makers

Strengthen communities and stimulate economic development


YUFE will strengthen communities and stimulate economic development in the YUFE cities and regions, and beyond. The YUFE European University is based on the cooperation between higher education institutions, public and private sector as well as citizens. The YUFE alliance has built strong partnerships with important players in your region and will develop a number of activities to solve regional challenges, create jobs and stimulate economic development, whilst also having a positive social and environmental impact.

What is the impact for my region?


 What is the impact for my region?

YUFE is developed to also enhance the attractiveness of YUFE cities and regions as outstanding places to live and work. YUFE will bring economic benefits and scientific knowledge to the region, train the workforce and contribute culturally and socially to the different local contexts and ecosystems.

Together with local governments and the business community YUFE will develop smart specialisation strategies that increase the unique profile and competitiveness of the region

Interdisciplinary teams consisting of students, researchers, professionals and citizens will develop solutions to regional challenges

YUFE will enable citizens and professionals to participate in European training and mobility opportunities, making European career paths a possibility for everyone.


 What are examples of challenges?

In Limburg, the Netherlands, for example, the region of the coordinating institution Maastricht University, the Brightlands ecosystem will be an excellent setting to implement the joint YUFE approach.

In Nicosia, Cyprus, students will contribute to the transformation of the city into a smarter and greener city.

In Essex, the United Kingdom, YUFE projects will contribute to solving socio-economic disadvantage in a post-industrial region.

YUFE Friends

YUFE Friends are local, regional and national institutions or government that have provided a letter of support to YUFE.
If you would like to become a Friend of YUFE please contact the YUFE Management Office on

  • European Commission
  • City of Maastricht
  • Province of Limburg
  • City of Antwerp
  • City of Bremen
  • Essex County Council
  • Mayor of the City of Bremen
  • Mayor of the City Town Hall of Madrid
  • Mayor of the City Town Hall of Colmenarejo
  • Mayor of the City Town Hall
  • Mayor of the City of Nicosia
  • Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus
  • Mayor of the City of Joensuu
  • Mayor of the City of Kuopio
  • Lazio Region
  • Mayor of the City of Torún
  • Mayor of the City of Rijeka, Vojko Obersnel
  • Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Zlatko Komadina