4EU+ European university alliance

4EU+ European university alliance

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4EU+ alliance unites six prestigious European universities: Charles university, Heidelberg UniversitätSorbonne Université, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Università degli Studi di Milano and Københavns Universitet. Strategic cooperation of the member institutions began in 2017; formally the alliance was established in March 2018 as general partnership for new quality development in research, innovations, education and services. Likewise, one of its aim was to create suitable platform to facilitate student, academic and administrative mobilities and to share infrastructures. In 2019 the Alliance clinched funding in European universities call

Short-term internships for PhD students and academics

We would like to inform you that it is still possible to use the 4EU+  mobility funding for a study visit or internship at any 4EU+ university. Ph.D. students or academics can apply. The mobility can last a maximum of  one month and has to be concluded by the end of September 2022.

More information and the application form are available at the following link: https://ec.cuni.cz/ECEN-92.html

You can contact us any time at 4euplus@cuni.cz

Collecting courses for virtual mobility

Let us inform you about Collecting courses for virtual mobility and the new call for POVIM fund for the winter semester 2022/2023.

Collecting courses for virtual mobility:

Virtual mobility courses were newly divided into three categories:

1)      4EU+ Joint Courses (category 1) - courses created within the 4EU+ alliance e.g. edu projects, that can be offered to all 4EU+ students - not eligible for POVIM support;

2)      4EU+ Shared Courses (category 2) - meeting 4EU+ criteria, flagship and/or key competences, offered to all 4EU+ students - POVIM support can be requested;

3)      Open Courses (category 3) - courses open outside the 4EU+ alliance, i.e. do not meet 4EU+ criteria, flagship and/or key competences, should be offered to students of all partner universities - POVIM support can be requested.

For more details on the categories - see here


For the collection of VM courses of category 1 and 2 within 4EU+, the conditions set out in the annex Collection 4EU+ WS 22_23 apply. All required information about VM course must be published in SIS by 15 July 2022.

Category 3 VM courses can be published and offered at any time during the year but the syllabus in SIS has to be completed by 15 July 2022 if you wish to apply for POVIM support.

The collection of all VM Courses is done directly in SIS by ticking “Virtual mobility” in the course description not later than on 15 July 2022.


How to apply for POVIM fund support:

The POVIM fund is intended for CU academic staff who teach a compl online course in WS 22/23 and administrative staff who take care of administration and management of VM. You can find more information on the UK website web UK.

Applications for support, legibly completed and signed by the person to whom the support is intended, should be sent on the prescribed form (see annex POVIM application form) on following e-mail address: svoz@fsv.cuni.cz by 11 July 2022.

Applications submitted after 11 July 2022 or not properly completed will be automatically excluded from the selection process, as well as applications for VM courses that are not entered in SIS with completed syllabus by 15 July 2022.

4EU+ Conference on Educational and Research Infrastructure Collaboration in European University Alliances

4EU+ Alliance orginises the online conference titled "Educational and Research Infrastructure Collaboration in European University Alliances", dedicated to the current practices, challenges and efforts to enhance the collaborative potentials of university infrastructures. The event will be held fully online, via Zoom. It will take place on Wednesday, 8 June, at 9 AM - 1 PM CET.

The event will bring together alliance representatives and practitioners from 4EU+, UNA-EUROPA, EUGLOH, EPICUR and CHARM-EU to share experiences and lessons learned on collaborations and management of infrastructure. Speakers from DG RTD and DG EAC have also agreed to join and share their perspectives.

Registration is required! Please check the details on the 4EU+ website: https://4euplus.eu/4EU-353.html

More information here.

Doctoral conference at Heidelberg University

The Heidelberg Graduate School for Humanities and Social Sciences (HGGS) is organizing a one day conference for doctoral candidates and final-semester Master students on the topic "The Spectre Haunting Academia: Understanding the Role of Academia in the Rise of the Far-Right". The HGGS specifically would like to address doctoral candidates and students from 4EU+ universities. Between 1-2 students per partner could participate in the conference. 

The aim of this conference is to situate the rise of the Far-Right in conjunction with academic spaces and practices, i.e. to understand the macroscopic role Academia has in producing, challenging, and responding to the proliferation of this adaptive ideology. How do scholarly practices and the Far-right interact? How do Far-right governments impact Academia, both nationally and globally? Why are Academia’s responses to and/or co-options by the Far-right so culturally impactful? This is just a selection of questions the conference would like to address, especially in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences, whose engagement with the Far-right has been historically more pervasive.

Concerning the disciplines, the conference is aimed mainly at Humanities and Social Sciences, i.e. all the faculties represented by the HGGS (Heidelberg Graduate School for Humanities and Social Sciences: https://www.hggs.uni-heidelberg.de/dokument-eng.html):

- Faculty of Philosophy
- Faculty of Modern Languages
- Faculty of Theology
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Behavioural and Cultural Studies
- Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

Prospective speakers are invited to send short abstracts (ca. 250‒300 words) via email to hggspeergroup@gmail.com.

Deadline: 15th May 2022

The one-day conference will take place at Heidelberg University at the end of June.

See more information here.

Mini-grants call for applications

Charles University announced the fourth mini-grants call for applications to support cooperation within the 4EU + alliance. Most likely, in 2022, mini-grants will be the only opportunity to obtain funding for newly formed teams that will collaborate on the preparation of research and research-education projects. 

Charles University European Centre can help academics who want to establish alliance cooperation but do not have partners at other 4EU + universities to arrange contacts. In case of such a request, please contact European Centre as soon as possible to the address 4euplus@cuni.cz.

The deadline for submitting online applications is February 27, 2022. The rules of the competition are the same as in previous years. However, project teams that have received the mini-grant three times are ineligible for further funding due to the concept of support as seed funding.

Further information and the application form are available here: https://ec.cuni.cz/EC-139.html. In English then: https://ec.cuni.cz/ECEN-104.html.

Should you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the European Centre at 4euplus@cuni.cz.

Workshop Towards Educational Pathways

The Flagship 2 representatives of 4EU+ Alliance („Europe in a changing world: Understanding and engaging societies, economies, cultures and languages“) are orginising online workshop „Towards Educational Pathways“ Wednesday 26 January at 1p. m. All teachers and academic teams who already cooperate on 4EU+ educational activites are welcome as well as those whou would like to join the project in the future. Also students who have been participating in activities of Flagship 2 may join as well.

Three learning pathways will be created within Flagship 2:

  • Multilingualism
  • European citizenship
  • European Pluralities

Primarily colleagues teaching courses in these areas will be warmly welcome. 

Fill the register form registrační formulář by 23 January.

More information: https://4euplus.eu/4EU-16.html?event=23398&lang=en.

Interactive workshop offer

The academic development team of 4EU+ is pleased to announce the official launch of the ABC-LD @4EU+ workshop for academic teams and teachers of our universities. We offer the ABC LD @4EU+ tool as a sustainable and creative activity for a developing academic environment taking into account contemporary and future requirements for 21st century education.

The ABC-LD @4EU+ workshop is dedicated first and foremost to academic teachers implementing 4EU+ educational projects but also those willing to start educational collaboration within the Alliance. Whole teams already working on educational projects, or individual academic teachers are welcome to participate in the workshop.

The registration will close on Friday, 7 January 2022. You can find more information and the registration form here: https://4euplus.eu/4EU-292.html.