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

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.