The European Students’ Union (ESU) urges the European Commission to stop promoting tuition fees as an option for financing higher education. Aims to widen access to higher education should rather be supported, such as national plans for access to education. Too much attention has been given to the economic role of higher education. More should be done to promote it as a public responsibility and a public good. Investments in education should not be considered as targets in austerity measures. More...