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The University of Bucharest's Open Lab aims to contribute to the development and implementation of initiatives which offer solutions for the challenges and needs facing the local community. The calls are open to all stakeholders in the areas where the University of Bucharest operates through the existing education and research structures.

The launched its first Open Lab call for co-financed social responsibility projects in December 2020. The proposed initiatives had to take into account social involvement and be oriented towards the identification and provision of solutions in the following three areas:

  1. Sustainability and urban resilience
  2. Education and culture
  3. Research and digital transformation

A second call was opened in July 2021, accepting applications until 20 September 2021.

People and Trees

Baneasa Forest management solutions for sustainable urban development and resilience

People and Trees will support a multi- and transdisciplinary research project involving both natural systems socio-economic actors involved in the development and implementation of environmental policy and urban planning. We aim to develop and substantiate a series of management measures to promote sustainability, ecosystem services and the well-being of communities in the urban environment.

The project is based on the involvement of 4 partners, with expertise in characterizing the biophysical structure of natural systems and the services provided by them, in urban planning and development and in biodiversity conservation.

Project partners

The Association of Văcărești Natural Park The University of Bucharest  The “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism  The Association for the Conservation of Biological Diversity

Interested in joining the project?

If you are a member of one of the CIVIS, member universities or a stakeholder in any of the CIVIS territories and would like to take part in this project, reach us by email or by contacting your CIVIS university:

  • Project contact
  • OpenLab contact at Bucharest University:

Learning Content Accessibility Center

Learning content accessibility services and support for children/young people from vulnerable groups

This project aims to create a support system for identified children/young people from vulnerable groups, by establishing a Learning Content Accessibility Center equipped both for young people with disabilities and other resources necessary for learning support. The Center will serve as a base and practice center for volunteer students and others, creating a coherent and consolidated support system at the community level for children/young people from vulnerable groups.

Project partners

Project leaders: Students and specialists from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest

Partners: Secondary School No. 1 ”Sfintii Voievozi” — Secondary School No. 64 ”Ferdinand I” ASPSE Maria Clinic Special Technological High School for students with visual impairment ”Regina Elisabeta” Special Vocational School for the Deaf ”Sfânta Maria”

Interested in joining the project?

If you are a member of one of the CIVIS universities or a stakeholder in any of the CIVIS territories and would like to take part in this project, reach us by email or by contacting your CIVIS university:

  • Project contact:
  • OpenLab contact at Bucharest University:

Science for Resilience

Research for local sustainable development

The context of the project is represented by the UNESCO International Geopark Țara Hațegului - a development territory created and managed by the University of Bucharest, together with local partners. Specialists and students in at least six different fields will carry out multidisciplinary scientific research in the Geopark, involving children and young people from the local community.

Project partners

Geomedia Center of the University of Bucharest —  Geological Society of Romania —  Romanian Society of Palaeontologists — Geological and Geophysical Students Association — Romanian Students Union — SC Adaconi SRL — LuciAna Local Gastronomy Point —  Densuș —  Sântămăria Orlea —  Sălașu de Sus —  General Berthelot Mayoralties — Drag de Hațeg Association —  The Women Association from Sântămăria Orlea  Retezat Tourism Association — Kogayon Association  Buzău Land Association —  Carpaterra Association

Interested in joining the project?

If you are a member of one of the CIVIS universities or a stakeholder in any of the CIVIS territories and would like to take part in this project, reach us by email or by contacting your CIVIS university:

  • Project contact:
  • OpenLab contact at the University of Bucharest: