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Deadline for application 15 November 2021

This call welcomes academic initiatives from CIVIS member universities:

1 - New proposals fulfilling the 3-partner criterion

2 - Proposals submitted but not selected for another CIVIS Call. Necessary adjustments of the original activity proposal should match the activity with the topics and priorities defined for this Hub Call.

We welcome proposals for education and research activities. Our objective is to foster synergies among Education, research, and innovation. The activities can include courses, summer schools, workshops, semesters, project supervision, and research exchanges. The proposed activities could include training & research projects with students as well as workshops/meetings of academic staff to develop future joint academic & research activities. At least one joint and interdisciplinary educational program shall be established within each  Hub by the end of 2022 (‘joint and interdisciplinary educational programs’ could be CIVIS modules, CIVIS Micro-programs, or multilateral MA programs, that can be built on existing joint degree programs between CIVIS partners).

We welcome proposals based on two levels of preparation:

  1. Activities "ready to go" provided that they comply with the "must be fulfilled" criteria below. For these activities, we can offer CIVIS branding, networks, and support as well as student and staff mobilities.
  2. Activities at the "planning stage". These are activities for which planning is needed for the implementation of joint teaching projects within the next academic year. For these activities, we can offer CIVIS networks and support as well as staff mobilities so that members can meet (virtually or physically) to exchange ideas.

 

Useful resources: Call for Activities and Application form

The following criteria must be fulfilled (Eligibility criteria):

  • Activities must involve 3 or more CIVIS partner universities.
  • Activities must be directly relevant to the Hub 4: Cities, Mobilities & Territories

The following criteria will be prioritized (Evaluation criteria):

  • Inclusion of different disciplines and/or domains
  • Inclusion of a comparative approach
  • Potential for Civic engagement initiatives tied to Open Lab (WP3) activities
  • Potential to work with African or Mediterranean partners
  • Potential for economies of scale (support to fields that lack students/teachers, creating research time, very specialised fields)

Hub 4 initiatives should address issues that are consistent with a framework, partly based on actions defined by the EU Urban Agenda (https://futurium.ec.europa.eu/en/urban-agenda/action-plans):

Climate and environmental challenges for cities

  • Air quality
  • Urban biodiversity
  • Climate adaptation
  • Waste management
  • Sustainable land use
  • Sustainable mobility and transport systems
  • Energy transition
  • Housing quality and impact
  • Eco systemic services

Social and employment challenges

  • Job and skills
  • Social inclusion
  • Urban poverty
  • Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees
  • Food Justice and security

Resilient and sustainable urban economies

  • Urban logistics and goods delivery
  • Circular economy
  • Sustainable tourism, leisure and place attractiveness
  • Safety nets

Historical, landscape and architectural urban issues

  • Resilient cities, urban resilience
  • Historical aspects
  • Visual identity and architecture
  • Heritage as economic resource

Governing the cities

  • Local and regional governance
  • Urban-rural relations
  • Territorial governance
  • Public finance
  • Digital transition
  • Public procurement
  • Security in public spaces

 

The Hub Council will make recommendations to the Task Force for Research and Academic Affairs (WP4), who will make final recommendations to the CIVIS Steering Committee as to which courses and/or activities will be part of Hub 4 for the next academic year.

Online presentations of the call and opportunities to network with potential partners will be organised:

Please fill in the application form by 15 November 2021.

The Call description can be found here.

You will receive a final answer by 24 December 2021 at the latest.

Chairpersons

Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Le Maire

Judith

judith.le.maire@ulb.be

Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Wayens

Benjamin

benjamin.wayens@ulb.be

Hub Council Members

Aix-Marseille Université (AMU)

Alaux

Christophe

christophe.alaux@univ-amu.fr

Nicolas

Maxime

maxime.nicolas@univ-amu.fr

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)

Chlepas

Nikolaos-Komninos

chlepanike@pspa.uoa.gr

Efstratiou

Pavlos-Michael

pefstrat@law.uoa.gr

Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Tojerow

Ilan

itojerow@ulb.ac.be

University of Bucharest (UB)

Iucu

Romică

romita.iucu@unibuc.ro

Iojă

Cristian

cristian.ioja@geo.unibuc.ro

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)

Hidalgo

Carmen

carmen.hidalgog@uam.es

Alonso-Almeida

María del Mar

mar.alonso@uam.es

Sapienza Università di Roma (SUR)

Battisti

Alessandra

alessandra.battisti@uniroma1.it

Ricci

Stefano

stefano.ricci@uniroma1.it

Stockholm University (SU)

Schmitt

Peter

peter.schmitt@humangeo.su.se

Smas

Lukas

lukas.smas@humangeo.su.se

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (UT)

Kühne

Olaf

olaf.kuehne@uni-tuebingen.de

University of Glasgow (UoG) Beveridge Ross ross.beveridge@glasgow.ac.uk

Hub Coordinator

Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Sbaraglia

Fanny

Fanny.sbaraglia@ulb.be