The 2014 European Higher Education Fair (EHEF), organized by the EU Delegation in India, took place in New Delhi, Bangalore, and Calcutta at the end of November 2014. EHEF saw the participation of 23 EU member states and 88 universities from the EU. The educational fair, hosted in all three Indian cities, attracted a total of over 6,700 visitors, with 3,500 in Delhi, 2,000 in Bangalore, and 1,200 in Calcutta. The event was inaugurated by Dr. João Cravinho, Ambassador of the European Union to India, and H.E. Smriti Zubin Irani, the Indian Minister of Human Resource Development.
The primary objective of the fair was to provide Filipino students with the opportunity to explore the myriad possibilities offered by European universities and engage directly with representatives who had traveled from the European Union. Recognizing the significance of enhancing language proficiency for those planning to study abroad, the five largest EU Cultural Institutes—Goethe-Institut Philippinen, Alliance Française de Manille, Instituto Cervantes de Manila, Societa Dante Alighieri, and the Philippine Italian Association—conducted language classes for visitors during the day.