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Deadline for applications: 20 November 2021

CIVIS is pleased to launch a second call for activities related to Hub 2: Society, Culture and Heritage.

We welcome proposals for activities relevant to the Hub’s themes. Proposed activities may include courses, summer schools, workshops, semesters, project supervision and research exchanges; they may involve educational projects with students as well as workshops/meetings of academic staff to develop future activities together with partners from CIVIS universities.

While the Hub Council especially encourages proposals for activities that increase student mobility, it also agreed on prioritizing allied programs with a long-term perspective for this Call. In addition, for this Call, activities are prioritized that stem from the field of social sciences (including, among others, sociology, political science, law, psychology, economics) or address corresponding focus areas. In this context, projects with contacts to African partners are a particular focus of attention.

At least one allied multidisciplinary educational program shall be established within the Hub by the end of 2022; initiatives could involve:

Allied programs
Programs at Bachelors, Masters or PhD level in which 3 or more CIVIS partners are co-teachers for the majority of courses. This can be an existing program at a CIVIS partner university with a majority of courses which are modified to include co-teachers from CIVIS partners (A starting point could be, for example, a multilateral M.A. program, that can be built on existing programs between CIVIS partners: Partners are asked to take an inventory of programs to see if they could be expanded to an allied program, and work on modules as building blocks).

Allied semesters/micro-programs
This is a semester or “micro-program” (smaller units like courses and modules combined into ‘micro- programmes’ with a certification possibility to offer CIVIS students flexible learning pathways) at Bachelors, Masters or PhD level, in which 3 or more CIVIS partners are co-teachers for several courses. This can be an existing semester at a CIVIS partner university that includes several courses which are modified to include co-teachers from CIVIS partners.

Allied courses
These are individual courses or packages of courses which a student can use as part of her/his education at Bachelors, Masters or PhD level in which 3 or more CIVIS partners are co-teachers. These can be existing courses at a CIVIS partner which are modified to include co-teachers from CIVIS partners.

We welcome proposals based on two types of initiatives:

  1. Activities which are “ready to go” (e. g. allied teaching projects within the current academic year 2021–22)* that comply with the eligibility criteria below. For these activities CIVIS offers branding, networks and support as well as student and staff mobilities.

  2. Activities at the “planning stage” for which planning within the current academic year is needed, especially for long-term educational projects. For these activities CIVIS offers networks and support as well as staff mobilities enabling members to meet to exchange ideas and work together on the implementation of allied/joint teaching projects.

* Please Note: CIVIS financial support is available until August 2022. However, long-term visions for a second funding phase are encouraged.

Useful resources: Call for Activities and Application link

The following criteria must be fulfilled:

  • Activities must involve 3 or more CIVIS partner universities.
  • Activities must be directly relevant to the Hub 2 theme: Society, culture, and heritage.

Hub 2 initiatives will be organized within the framework of the following focus areas the Hub Council agreed on in March:

  • Mediterranean Studies: Diachronic and Intercultural Perspectives
  • Heritage and Global Epistemologies
  • Diverse Societies, Inequality and Social Change
  • Multicultural and Multilingual Communication and Education
  • Law, Norms, Ethics and Political Institutions

The following criteria will be prioritized:

  • Transdisciplinary challenge-based activities.
  • Civic engagement initiatives tied to Open Lab (WP3) activities.
  • Academic initiatives for which Mediterranean/African partners have been identified with assistance from WP5.
  • Academic initiatives that also stimulate research collaboration.
  • Virtual activities.

Further criteria for selection are transversal CIVIS goals:

  • Multilingualism
  • Innovative pedagogies

Useful resources: Call for Activities and Application link

Proposals must be submitted using the online application form. You can temporarily save your application at any time before submitting

The Hub Council will make recommendations by the end of November to the CIVIS Steering Committee as to which courses and/or activities will be part of Hub 2 for the current academic year.

Deadline for applications: 20 November 2021

Chairpersons

Aix-Marseille Université

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

University of Bucharest

Université libre de Bruxelles

University of Glasgow

Universidad Autonóma de Madrid

Sapienza Univerisità di Roma

Stockholm University

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Student representatives