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EUTOPIA 2050

European Universities Transforming to an Open Inclusive Academy for 2050.

Challenge-led, student-centered, place-based & inclusive.

About the alliance

Formed by Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the University of Gothenburg, CY Cergy Paris Université, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, the University of Warwick and led by the University of Ljubljana, 

the EUTOPIA alliance unites over:
165,000 students
30,000 members of staff
90,000 international alumni

With research centres in 760 areas, EUTOPIA’s expertise spans multiple areas, highlighting not only the network’s depth, but also its breadth of knowledge.

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EUTOPIA and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic confronts all our universities with new challenges. Naturally, our six universities took due measures to protect our communities.

Please take a look at these pages to stay informed about current updates and measures in place:

EUTOPIA 2050

European Universities Transforming to an Open Inclusive Academy for 2050.

Challenge-led, student-centered, place-based & inclusive.

"EUTOPIA is a unique, complex and intensive project that aims to transform universities profoundly"

Dixit VUB's very own rector Caroline Pauwels.

"It is unique, because it is the expression of the will of six sovereign universities to go through a process of collective self-transformation. It is a complex project because the process touches upon all aspects of the university. It is also an intense project as lots needs to be done in a short period."

EUTOPIA is not a straightforward project. on the contrary, it is a unique, complex, and intensive project that aims to transform universities profoundly.

It is unique, because it is the expression of the will of six sovereign universities to go through a process of collective self-transformation. It is a complex project because the process touches upon all aspects of the university. It is also an intense project as lots needs to be done in a short period. 

One of the distinctive aspects of EUTOPIA is that a new educational model is being developed where the focus is no longer on moving individuals from X to Z for a single short or long period, but on supporting the creation of long lasting and sustainable networks. Our educational model of the future will bring together academics, students and extra-academic stakeholders from all EUTOPIA partner universities. Together, they will co-create courses and learning material in so-called Connected Learning Communities.  In such EUTOPIA connected learning communities students, staff and extra academic partners will gain substantial added value and relevance by cooperating at a European scale. 

We realize that for reasons of sustainability we do have to change our travel policy. But we also have to acknowledge that EUTOPIA can never be only just a digital platform of collaboration. ‘Being there’ and ‘feeling connected’ remain an important element of the educational experience as well.  Short term and well-chosen mobility is needed as an instrument to allow participation of students in international experiments /assignments and to support staff in building the connectedness needed among colleagues that are willing to exchange pedagogical practices. In fact, connectedness is one of EUTOPIA’s educational model’s main pillars. The very first pilot cases are kicking off right now and we are looking forward to starting this exiting learning journey together.

 

- Caroline Pauwels, Rector Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Long-term vision

EUTOPIA’s vision is one of a fully federated inter-university campus alliance that is:

  • Geared towards the challenges of the future
    The alliance will be challenge-drive to prepare students and staff as European citizens and lifelong learners who care and act for the future of the planet and humanity.
  • Student-centred and student-empowering
    The alliance will provide transformative and open learning opportunities, and extended horizons of expectation and ability, both across Europe and throughout the world.
  • Attentive to the plurality, potentiality and international pre-eminence of Europe’s regions
    The alliance will build on its place-making strengths, connecting cultures and contexts in order to enhance European capability and creativity, and support the international pre-eminence of European innovation and influence.
  • Committed to the principles of openness and inclusion
    The alliance will foster and support knowledge co-creation, by building open resources and collaborative platforms, endorsing open science agendas, and sponsoring the access, mobility and inclusivity mechanisms that liberate our intellectual and social potential.

Short-term piloting plan

Geared towards its long-term vision and mid-term mission, the EUTOPIA alliance initiated its 3-year pilot plan in Ljubljana on December 2nd 2019.

The EUTOPIA 3-year plan is organised in seven Work Packages, each one with a specific goal. All of them include three different types of activity (strategy development; development and implementation of tools and instruments; implementation of pilot cases).

The Work Packages are as follows:

A governance structure and strategy for managing a European University alliance.

This Work Package will manage the EUTOPIA 2050 vision and project, ensuring that the planned activities are delivered on time and to budget, and that all risks and challenges are managed and mitigated. WP1, in conjunction with WP7, will work towards the further development of long-term governance structures, and leading on foresight activities to ensure EUTOPIA’s strategy is responsive to new developments and challenges as they arise.

A common EUTOPIA Learning Community

The EUTOPIA educational model is aligned with a challenge-based approach to learning and encourages application of knowledge and theory to real-world problems.  The EUTOPIAn students are involved in a common learning journey to find and implement meaningful solutions for complex issues in a European context. EUTOPIA thus foregrounds the importance of pedagogical excellence for the European university of the 21st century.

In order to realize this ambitious new model for higher education in Europe, EUTOPIA developed and employs the CoLeCo methodology: “From Learning Units to Connected Learning Communities”.

This methodology promotes bottom-up educational leadership through the academic staff involved in Connected Learning Communities. Educators are offered opportunities for professional development; they engage in peer mentoring activities and are prepared to take transnational leadership roles of Learning Community leaders. Connected Learning Communities have the potential to bring together staff, students and stakeholders outside academia engaged in cross-campus learning and teaching activities in close interaction with research agendas of the EUTOPIA partner universities. They are addressing global issues and are in line with priorities indicated by global organisations such as the UN and EU/EC.

The EUTOPIA curriculum is aimed at achieving inter-university networks connecting students, staff and other stakeholders. These Connected Learning Communities (CoLeCos) co-create course material and develop innovative learning and teaching practices, which address real world challenges. EUTOPIA staff and students can thus realise their (academic) ambitions, and will at the same be involved in shaping their regional/national/European environment. 

In short:  CoLeCos enable a different learning experience for students as well as for staff, in a participatory and co-created learning journey.

Develop a common set of challenge driven and integrated EUTOPIA knowledge creation communities

This Work Package aims to integrate and open the research activities of the EUTOPIA partners through forming cross-disciplinary, challenge-based teams, and will be driven by the Open Science agenda in order to enhance the quality and performance of our research and innovation as well as to increase attractiveness for talented students and researchers. To this end the Work Package foresees in the development of (i) actions aimed at stimulating and facilitating of a challenge-based approach to research; (ii) actions towards the integration of our research communities through mobility; (iii) the promotion of innovation and (iv) the advancement of Open Science.

Develop the placemaking capacities of the alliance

This Work Package will explore how the co-creation of knowledge, environments, platforms, tools and methodologies can help us to be truly society-transforming institutions. This will be done by testing models for exchange and dialogue across sectors, institutions and regions in order to pursue its objectives in relation to place-making. The objectives are to foster inclusivity, to address challenges related to levels of inequality as well as the promotion of creative partnerships in the regions where the EUTOPIA universities operate.

Install activities and mechanisms to ensure inclusion and balanced societies

This Work package aims at achieving inclusion and a balanced society by developing a common strategy to identify exclusionary practices, challenges and obstacles as well as to foster inclusion. Moreover, this Work Package foresees the development of mechanisms for monitoring and measuring effects of inclusion activities. Finally, a pilot case will be launched for promoting Europe’s principles of openness and inclusion to all Europe’s regions. This pilot will target the Western Balkans.

Develop both grounded and global internationalisation of the EUTOPIA alliance

This Work Package focuses on the enhancement of the alliance’s collective capability and creativity to support the international and global pre-eminence of European innovation and influence. This will be done through developing a collective grounded (or local) Internationalism which will enhance multilateral mobility and stimulate student input to internationalising the curriculum. Additionally, this local internationalism will be complemented by a global internationalism, where the EUTOPIA alliance will share and evaluate experiences of building mature strategic partnerships with global (non-European) partners.

Ensure sustainability of EUTOPIA and dissemination of its learnings.

This Work Package undertakes actions towards dissemination of the results of our project and actions towards ensuring the sustainability of the EUTOPIA European University. For the former, a common dissemination strategy will be developed supported by common communication tools. For the latter, emphasis will be on setting up a long-term governance structure and a new, long-term strategic plan structure and business plan.

Student opportunities

Through the intensive collaboration between the VUB and the 5 other EUTOPIA universities, students can benefit from several international opportunities in all parts of Europe.

Please scroll down for PhD student opportunities, and a little bit further for staff opportunities

Get involved!

EUTOPIA Student Governance

The EUTOPIA alliance highly values student participation. Contact the VUB student council for an update on EUTOPIA student governance through STUDENTCOUNCIL@VUB.AC.BE , and keep an eye on this page for opportunities to get actively involved!

EUTOPIA Student Think Tank (EUSTT)

A place whose aim is to connect the knowledge, ideas and projects of students from the alliance. By students, for students.

We are quite excited to share this new project with all staff members and students of the alliance. 

For the Eutopian Student Council, it was necessary to implement a series of platforms in which students could express and share their brilliant work. That is why we created the EUSTT, a place whose aim is to connect the knowledge, ideas and projects of students from the alliance. 

The EUTOPIA Student Think Tank (EUSTT) is a think tank that will be for students run by students. 

That means that we will seek to bring an ad hoc arrangement of students who will take on different crucial positions within the think tank. Therefore, the EUTOPIAn Student Think Tank will not only allow students to share their work but also it will provide skill-training which involves the student community in policy-making processes, those that promote values and human rights. As students of the alliance, we want a sound Eutopia student community that supports the Eutopian University spirit and gives opportunities to future leaders.

Stay tuned!

Become a EUTOPIA Ambassador!

Would you like to:

  • participate in a European project with prestigious universities?
  • travel around Europe and work with students from all over?
  • actively contribute to improving your learning process and that of future generations?
  • improve your resume and acquire new skills and competences?

If so, become a EUTOPIA ambassador and help create a new European University model! You will get academic recognition for your participation!

More information here.
 

PhD Student Opportunities

Through the intensive collaboration between the VUB and the 5 other EUTOPIA universities, PhD students can benefit from several international opportunities in all parts of Europe.

EUTOPIA PhD Co-tutelle program

The EUTOPIA alliance and CY Initiative of Excellence are pleased to announce the results of the EUTOPIA PhD co-tutelle program 2020 call, which was launched in January.

12 PhD co-tutelle projects have been selected, with 4 partners of the EUTOPIA alliance, out of 21 projects submitted jointly by researchers and laboratories from CY Initiative (CY Cergy Paris University and ESSEC) and partner universities (Warwick, VUB, Ljubljana, Pompeu Fabra). The selected projects will be co-financed by CY Initiative for a total of 1.02M euros.  
 
Details of the results can be found through this link.
 
This call for projects has generated a great interest from CY Initiative’s scientific community. Thank you to all the project leaders for their interest and the energy mobilized.

Ljubljana doctoral programs

The University of Ljubljana has launched its call for enrollment into 21 doctoral degree programs for the academic year 2020/2021. The call and more information about application deadlines and application documentation can be found through this link.

If you need more information, please contact Tomažin, Jelena (Jelena.Tomazin@uni-lj.si).

Staff opportunities

EUTOPIA offers several opportunities for academic and non-academic staff, but we also call on the initiative of staff members to develop strong ties with our partners.

EUTOPIA Researcher Mobility Program

The Researcher Mobility Program will support research visits of EUTOPIA researchers across EUTOPIA partner universities. The main objective of this program is to foster research collaborations and to allow the sharing of expertise and infrastructures and the development of joint research activities (e.g. common publications, PhD co-tutelles, joint applications for external research funds etc.), in line with EUTOPIA’s mission to promote a connected and inclusive academic community, addressing global and local challenges and advancing excellence and inclusion.

Objectives

The Researcher Mobility Program will support research visits of EUTOPIA researchers across EUTOPIA partner universities. The main objective of this program is to foster research collaborations and to allow the sharing of expertise and infrastructures and the development of joint research activities (e.g. common publications, PhD co-tutelles, joint applications for external research funds etc.), in line with EUTOPIA’s mission to promote a connected and inclusive academic community, addressing global and local challenges and advancing excellence and inclusion.

The program is developed as part of the EUTOPIA 2050 Erasmus+ project. It will allow each EUTOPIA university to finance a minimum of 4 research mobility projects, for a total of 24 research visits over the duration of the EUTOPIA 2050 project.

All visits financed under the EUTOPIA Researcher Mobility Program should be project-led and allow the development and furthering of research collaborations between the researchers of the EUTOPIA Alliance. The program is open to all academic disciplines and topics. Projects addressing key societal challenges of our time, and related to EUTOPIA’s overarching theme “Planetary well-being” are especially encouraged.

Eligibility and funding

Who can apply?

  • Faculty from all EUTOPIA partner universities, including post-doctoral fellows – 
  • Pre-doctoral researchers are not eligible to this mobility program (but a dedicated doctoral mobility program is in preparation).
  • Faculty from international partners of the six universities of EUTOPIA, within the frame of research projects involving researchers from multiple EUTOPIA member universities.

What can be funded ?

  • The program supports short research visits of 2 to 3 weeks and covers travel, accommodation and living expenses during the stay, within the limit of 3000 euros per project.
  • For EUTOPIA faculty, coverage and reimbursement will be defined in accordance with the financial rules of the home university of the researcher. For international faculty, the financial rules of the host university will apply.

Application procedure overview

A complete description of the application procedure will be provided online on 6 July 2020. 

The application will include:

  • A description of the research project, to be carried out during the visit;
  • The identification of a host researcher co-responsible for the conduct of the research project during the visit; who shall also be the main contact person for the visiting researcher in the host institution in the preparation of the project and during the visit; 
  • the endorsement of the director of the host research center, confirming the research center’s capacity of offering good research conditions for the visit.

Research collaboration opportunities

For an overview of the research activities of the EUTOPIA partners and to establish contact with researchers or research centers at partner institutions, please refer to the following links:

Contact for general inquiries:

Nicola Ebenburger, Director of International Scientific Development, CY Cergy Paris University, nicola.ebenburger@cyu.fr

Local referents of the EUTOPIA Research Mobility program will be nominated by each partner university early July.

EUTOPIA - SIF

EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Fellowships Program (EUTOPIA-SIF) – Forthcoming call for applications

EUTOPIA is pleased to announce the forthcoming opening of 20 post-doctoral fellowships, as part of the EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Fellowships Program (EUTOPIA-SIF). Fellows will be hosted by one of the partner universities of EUTOPIA and will be offered extensive mobility opportunities within EUTOPIA and beyond.

EUTOPIA is pleased to announce the forthcoming opening of 20 post-doctoral fellowships, as part of the EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Fellowships Program (EUTOPIA-SIF). The EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Fellowship Program (EUTOPIA-SIF) has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement number 945380 and is co-funded by the member universities of EUTOPIA.

The EUTOPIA-SIF program aims at enhancing the research potential and career perspective of outstanding young researchers from around the world. It will provide the opportunity for early-career researchers to develop their independent research and undertake training. Fellows will be hosted by one of the partner universities of EUTOPIA and will be offered extensive mobility opportunities within EUTOPIA and beyond.
Please find more information on the Key Research Areas and on the benefits of the programme here.

Call opening and application procedure

All necessary information regarding application procedure, selection criteria, and research topics will be available by 15th October 2020 on EUTOPIA’s website.
The foreseen deadline for applications is January 2021 and contracts are expected to start on September 2021. Details will be provided online.

Fellowships

    

  • The Paris Seine Institute of Advanced Studies has launched a new scheme, the EUTOPIA Visiting Fellowships, to facilitate the hosting of EUTOPIA researchers wishing to collaborate with Paris Seine faculty. Applications are open and welcome! More information.
  • Are you ready to become a Marie Curie fellow at the VUB?

    The VUB has identified suitable topics for your 'Marie Sklodowska Curie - Individual Fellowship' proposal.

    Based on the candidates area of research, you can identify a number of research topics that have been submitted by VUB research staff. The topics, submitted by the various VUB research groups, constitute suggestions for the development of a proposal; they should assist you in identifying mutual research interests, innovation potential and areas for potential skill acquisition that enhance your research competences. The topics can be used as a basis to discuss collaborating on a MSCA-IF proposal. 

    We invite all other EUTOPIA partners to share these topics with their research community and encourage potential participants to liaise with suitable research groups of the VUB.

    The website provides further information on the procedure for interested candidates.

    Please note:

    You will only be eligible to submit a proposal if you will have obtained your PhD degree before September 9th, 2020

    The deadline for application is Sept. 9, 2020, so now is the time to act.

  • Supported by the University of Warwick, the Fernandes Fellowships aim to develop lasting research collaborations between Warwick and Europe, in particularly with EUTOPIA partners.
    The Fellowships will allow those in research, tenure-track or early academic positions at European institutions to undertake a three-month visit to Warwick (possibly split over two or three visits) in order to develop long-term research collaborations by participating in a specific program of research and scholarship with their host and other collaborators, and engaging with the wider Warwick research community.

    The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at Warwick has recently released details of projects that have been awarded Fernandes Fellowships. Researchers from the University of Pompeu Fabra, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, CY Cergy Paris Université and the University of Ljubljana have all notably been successful and will visit Warwick as Fellows for research projects.
    You can find more information through the link below.

    The scheme remains open for new applications but please contact the IAS ahead of applying to discuss the timings of planned visits in light of COVID-19. See below for further information.

    More information.

    Fernandes Fellowships

Publications, journals, papers, ...

   

Teorija in praksa is inviting papers for a thematic issue on the key Societal Challenges of Crisis Response in the Case of Global COVID-19 Crisis.

Submissions     
Open: May 15th, 2020
Close: 17th January, 2021

The purpose of this thematic issue of Theory and Practice journal is to give interested authors an opportunity to analyse the: (1) COVID-19 crisis; (2) crisis response at the national or international levels; and/or (3) associated dilemmas from many different social scientific viewpoints. We are looking for articles on the theme from the perspectives of sociology, political science, international relations, security and defence studies, communication science, law etc. We also seek papers on human rights during this crisis and papers on the post-COVID power relations, world order and Europe.  Multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches entailing a group of authors are very welcome.
The journal is indexed in the following database
More Information here.

The University of Warwick is seeking early career researchers from EUTOPIA to join the editorial board of Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal. It is a scholar-led, peer-reviewed, open access, interdisciplinary, online-only journal dedicated to the publication of high-quality work by researchers in all disciplines. 

This is a career development opportunity for early career researchers 
(defined broadly in this case to include those coming to the end of their PhDs as well as postdocs) to join the editorial team of an international, interdisciplinary journal. The editors would be supported by the journal’s Editor-in-Chief Gareth Johnson and would act as ambassadors for Exchanges within their institution, aiming to drive more submissions to the journal. 

For more information, please contact Gareth.Johnson@warwick.ac.uk 
and we kindly ask you to register your interest before Friday 28th February

Underneath some relevant links. 

About the title: https://exchanges.warwick.ac.uk/about 

Author guidelines: https://exchanges.warwick.ac.uk/guidance

Editors blog: https://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/exchangesias/  

Upcoming events

Only exciting things ahead of us!

ICUR 2020

ICUR2020 – the 8th International Conference of Undergraduate Research – takes place on 29-30 September 2020. ICUR is where students present their undergraduate research. This year, presentations will be set up in video-linked sessions with all participating universities involved from 11 countries across 4 continents with spoken and poster sessions across 48 hours, all digitally! 

Join the event online to support our students!

Timetable VUB student participation:

  • 29/9/20 9am-10am GMT+1
    • Session 5D Space & Crime: Loyle Campbell & Paulina Rios Maya (political sciences) on “Countering Black Market Energy: A Critical Policy Analysis of the "War on Huachicol"

  • 29/9/29 10am-11am GMT+1

    • Session 6B Global Governance
      Alisa Spriet (geography) on “What controls the occurrence of landslides in Northern Vietnam? A spatial modelling approach of landslide susceptibility in the Hoa Binh Province"

  • 29/9/20 11h30am-12h30pm GMT+1

    • Session 7D Children
      Yael Kahn (medicine) on “Growth in children prior to diagnosis of juvenile type 1 diabetese: A systematic review

  • 29/9/20 1h30pm - 2h30pm GMT +1

    • Session 8D Comparing Outcomes in Medicine
      Sophie Coenen (biomedical engineering) on “Breastfeeding practices of African HIV positive mothers and its association with the transmission of the virus: a meta-analysis to find the best breastfeeding practice in terms of risk of transmission of HIV and African HIV-positive mothers

  • 29/9/20 2h30pm-3h30pm GMT+1

    • Session 9A Technology & health
      Arthur Meul & Mathis Voets (communications) on “International distribution of Belgian audiovisual productions

Register and join the conference by downloading the ICUR App for mobile, and joining the Zoom webinars via the Desktop App, and support our seven VUB students!

Together with its EUTOPIA partners, VUB is participating for the second year and we are proud to have seven of our students present. They are all in action on 29 September, and we encourage the whole VUB community to join in and support them. All presentations can be followed via the ICUR App – check out the icurportal.com for more info and to see the programme of the two-day event. Our VUB students are Alisa Spriet (geography), Loyle Campbell and Paulina Rios Maya (political sciences), Yael Kahn (medicine), Sophie Coenen (biomedical engineering), and Arthur Meul and Mathias Voets (communications). 

Through the app, anyone can attend ICUR 2020 virtually, watch sessions, participate, interact and ask questions without leaving your home. No matter what time zone anyone is in, participants can access any panel that is taking place while you are logged on the app. It’s a great opportunity to meet fellow students from across the world, to network, to ask questions, to interact with the presenters and audience and be part of a truly interdisciplinary international academic conference. 

It’s almost impossible to get more international than this event. Presenters from the EUTOPIA partners - Warwick University (UK), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), Pompeu Fabra University (Spain), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), and CY Cergy Paris University (France) - join forces with those from Monash University (in Australia and Malaysia), Nanyan Technological University (Singapore), University of Leeds (UK), Baruch College, City University of New York (US), University of British Colombia (Canada), University of Nebraska (US), and Stellenbosch University (South Africa).

Keynote by Helen Keen

This year the keynote will be given by Helen Keen, on Wednesday 30 September (9am, Belgian time). She is an award-winning performer and popular-science writer. In her BBC Radio 4 show about the history and development of human spaceflight, “It is Rocket Science”, she combines science with comedy. The critically-acclaimed show on the 2013 WISE Media Award and was nominated for the 2015 Writers’ Guild of Great Britain. During her career, she has hosted first live comedy night at CERN in Switzerland and was featured in a National Geographic series, StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson where she talked about making connections between pop culture and science. Her innovative approach to factual matters was recognised by WIRED magazine who appointed her as an Innovation Fellow. 

Monash University Opening Speakers 

This year Monash University will be hosting two distinguished guests to officially open the conference, hosted by the Monash ICUR Student Directors Ryan Buhagiar & Brooke Maat: Simone Pianko a current Monash Engineering Honours student and founder of the Borrow Cup Sustainability Initiative at Monash University & Dr. Brian Martin the Associate Dean, (Indigenous) and Senior Lecturer at Monash Art, Design & Architecture.

Undergraduate Research Alumni Panel 

You can also attend the alumni panel session, hear from past presenters about the value of undergraduate research, for their own careers and personal development.  

More information on ICUR 2020: https://www.icurportal.com/

Past events

Take a look back at our past events with us, and reminisce about the good times.

Western Balkans Workshop 1

On September 3-4 2020, the University of Ljubljana hosted the first EUTOPIA - Western Balkans workshop through a virtual format, aimed at regional inclusion, and the establishment of long-lasting partnerships between European Universities and Western Balkan universities.

Attendees from Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzogovina, Macedonia, the Republic of Kosovo and Montenegro talked with experts from the European Commission and ERC, PhD students and representatives from EUTOPIA about topics related to EU research programmes and initiatives.

The University of Ljubljana successfully hosted the first Western Balkans workshop on September 3-4, 2020. Throughout the three-year lifetime of EUTOPIA2050 project, there are six workshops planned. The primary goal of the online workshop was not merely regional inclusion, but the establishment of strong and long-lasting partnerships between European Universities and Western Balkans universities, as well as transfer of knowledge on relevant topics about research and development. The Western Balkans attendees that participated in the two-day workshop come from Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Republic of Kosovo and Montenegro. Topics covered during the workshop primarily related to EU research programmes and initiatives, as well as ways to increase research activities at universities of Western Balkans.  The said topics were presented by experts from the European Commission and ERC, PhD students and representatives from Western Balkans and EUTOPIA, with whom the Western Balkans participants had the opportunity to discuss different matters on the topics. The participants were interested in issues such as brain circulation, research funding and support, and ERC programme, producing highly interesting and useful dialogues among the participants and presenters. Videos of the workshop will be made available of EUTOPIA University YouTube channel soon. The next online Western Balkans workshop in the series is planned for the end of November 2020. Everyone is invited to join and enrich the workshop with their participation.

EUTOPIA Week

The first EUTOPIA week (Eweek) was organized by CY Cergy Paris Université from Monday June 29th to Friday July 3rd 2020 entirely online, through social networks and videoconferencing software.

It was an intensive week which we hope: brought cohesion, strengthened a common Eutopian culture and disseminated EUTOPIA to a wider audience through: 

  • 31 events organized during the week for a total of more than 400 participants  
  • 31 videos disseminated through the EUTOPIA social networks made of cultural visits, Discover CY videos and Student’s associations’ videos 
  • More than 1400 views for the different events on EUTOPIA’s YouTube channel 
  • 2 contests launched, results here: Photo Contest & Pitch My EUTOPIA 
  • 2 conferences and 3 Noon Talks broadcasted live on YouTube 
  • 2 workshops uniting staff from all 6 universities around 2 topics: “Good practices on welcoming students in post-crisis situation” and “European calls: towards a EUTOPIA strategy” 
  • A Student Forum, including students from all 6 universities, bringing a debate on sustainability and launching the European Universities Student Think Tank (EUSTT
  • 14 Work meetings and 4 Board meetings  

Do visit our YouTube channel and our Facebook page to check the content posted during the Eweek. 

Thank you to all the students, staff members and academics from the EUTOPIA community who made this first Eweek possible, and a special thanks to the members of the EUTOPIA community who actively participated in the conferences, Noon Talks and who sent us videos for the Discover CY and the Student’s associations’ Videos. 

If you participated at the Eweek, your opinion on the organization and events of the Eweek is valuable to us.  A couple of minutes of your time to answer to the survey would be greatly appreciated.

Contact

Ask your questions or pitch your initiatives to the VUB EUTOPIA officer

For more information, inquiries, or comments, please contact us through eutopia@vub.be , visit www.eutopia-university.eu , like us on Facebook, check out our Youtube channel, or follow us on Twitter or Instagram.

Or come say hello and drop by our EUTOPIA office!
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