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1st meeting of Directors of administration to work on the legal entity of the CIVIS alliance

4 March 2020

On 13th and 14th February 2020, directors of administration of the CIVIS member universities as well as legal experts met in Aix-Marseille université to lay down the foundation for the long-term administration of our European University.

CIVIS is an ambitious and far-reaching initiative, and to ensure its long-term sustainability, our member universities will develop a strong, integrated and legitimate governance and administrative structure throughout its fabric phase (2019-2022).

To this end, directors of administration of the eight-member universities first met in Aix-Marseille université to lay down the foundation for long-term administration of our European University on 13th and 14th February 2020. The objectives of this two-day meeting was to work on the legal entity of the CIVIS alliance and develop a managerial & organisational structure.

The features for the establishment of a legal entity was discussed and a benchmark and roadmap will be further developed and presented to the board of rectors which will take place on 12th and 13th March 2020. After a thorough analysis, a legal status for CIVIS and a final governance structure will be decided to ensure that our respective university communities are enabled to participate in the decision-making.