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Student Congress: A Step Closer to the University of the Future

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Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie

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Register now to join us in Kraków

Come to Kraków and experience the energy of the Una Europa community, with the opportunity to network with students from Berlin, Bologna, Edinburgh, Helsinki, Kraków, Leuven, Madrid, and Paris.

Whether it's about meeting new people, sharing your academic experiences or enhancing intercultural competencies and multilingual skills - the "thing" which brings us together in Kraków is a shared vision of the University of the Future.

Apply now to join us!

Created and inspired by young, ambitious people like you, the Una Europa Student Congress aims to reimagine the concept of education in the future, upgrade student networks and make sure sustainability is a priority at all levels. We will reflect on how the university should look in 10, 20, even 30 years' time. The Una Europa Student Congress will provide a forum for discussion on the role of universities in European societies in the future.

Throughout the Congress, you will get acquainted with a range of projects, activities and initiatives that were created or inspired by members of Una Europa. Moreover, you will be part of establishing a unique transnational European campus. You will get the chance to meet and share your thoughts with other students from universities across Europe.

The Una Europa Student Congress is a physical event held at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. 48 students representing the eight participating Una universities (6 students per partner) will have the opportunity to meet face to face in Kraków.

Dreaming and co-creating with the Future UniLab

During the three days of the Congress, you will have the opportunity to propose, discuss, work and present solutions to four questions that challenge us to develop innovative solutions that tackle daily obstacles in academic life.

The working sessions will be divided into eight focus groups with the objective of answering four pre-selected fundamental problems of the Future UniLab, the Think Tank of Una Europa, as follows:

  • Values: What is the essence of the European University of the Future?
  • Sustainability: How can universities become future-proof and resilient in an ever more rapidly changing world?
  • Integration: How to integrate the universities with their ecosystem - locally, nationally and internationally?
  • Instruments: How should the digital dimension of the university of the future be conceived?

Not sure whether to apply? Here's why you should join us!

  • Meet and connect with Una Europa students from Berlin, Bologna, Edinburgh, Helsinki, Kraków, Leuven, Madrid, and Paris.
  • Share your views, opinions, ideas and be part of building the University of the Future.
  • Work on practical problems, propose solutions to real challenges, and discover how students can contribute to the work of the Una Europa Future UniLab.
  • Increase your network and add a valuable experience to your CV.

How do I apply?

General application form

Please note: the selection procedure remains in line with the specific internal rules of each university. For more details please contact the Operational Lead of your university.

Unsure about any parts of the application? We are happy to help you, contact the coordinating team at

Note on travelling to Poland and COVID-19

Please make sure that travellers are aware of the formalities for entering Poland. All the information can be found on the Polish government coronavirus website.
The use of a mask in Poland is not mandatory, you won’t be obligated to wear it during the event.

The Una Europa Student Congress is part of the community-building initiatives under 1Europe.


  1. WEDNESDAY 26 OCTOBER Collegium Novum, Jagiellonian University
  2. 18:00-19:30 Welcome to Jagiellonian University and the Student Congress
  3. 20:00 Welcome dinner
  4. THURSDAY 27 OCTOBER Faculty of International and Political Studies, Jagiellonian University
  5. 09:00 - 09:30 Opening of the Congress
  6. 09:30 - 10:30 Master Conference
  7. 10:30 - 11:00 COFFEE BREAK
  8. 11:00 - 13:00 Focus groups - Part 1
  9. 13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH
  10. 14:00 - 16:00 Focus groups - Part 2
  11. 16:00 - 16:15 Conclusions and Closing Words
  12. The programme will be followed by social activities in the afternoon/ evening
  13. FRIDAY 28 OCTOBER Faculty of International and Political Studies, Jagiellonian University
  14. 09:00-11:00 Una Connect
  15. 11:00 - 11:30 COFFEE BREAK
  16. 11:30 - 12:30 Student Talk
  17. 12:30 - 13:00 Closing speech