4EU+ European university alliance

4EU+ European university alliance

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4EU+ alliance unites seven prestigious European universities: Charles university, Heidelberg UniversitätSorbonne Université, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Università degli Studi di MilanoKøbenhavns Universitet and University of Geneve. 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+ Shared Courses: University of Milan

University of Milan offers almost 40 online courses to the students of other 4EU+ universities to attend in the spring semester 2023. Deadlines for registration vary depending on the faculty but for the majority of courses, the registration will close on 10 February.

4EU+ students can enroll in online shared courses

Students of 4EU+ universities can choose from an online shared courses offer according to the instructions and deadlines of each partner university. 

You can find the list of these courses as well as detailed information about the enrolment procedure on the 4EU+ Student Portal, new website dedicated to the 4EU+ students.


The enrolment procedure may vary in each of partner universities, so please read carefully the instructions on website.

Currently you may choose from course offer in Milan, the university of Heidelbeg will follow. The Charles university offer will be published 16th January and the students will be able to enroll from 23rd January to 10th February.

Collecting courses for virtual mobility in SS 22/23

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

Virtual mobility courses were divided into three categories:

  • 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;
  • 4EU+ Shared Courses (category 2) - meeting 4EU+ criteria, flagship and/or key competences, offered to all 4EU+ students - POVIM support can be requested;
  • 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+ SS 22_23 apply. All required information about VM course must be published in SIS by 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 2022.


How to apply for POVIM fund support:

The POVIM fund is intended for CU academic staff who teach an online course in SS 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 7 December 2022.

Applications submitted after 7 December 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 10 December 2022.

The Winter School in Heidelberg

The Winter School "“CLAIMS_2023 – Claims and counterclaims over natural and cultural heritage" is organized by  the Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies (HCIAS) and addresses doctoral and advanced master's students in the humanities and social sciences (incl. human geography, and area studies) with research interests in natural and cultural heritage topics. 

The Winter School will take place in Heidelberg from February 27 to March 3, 2023. The application deadline is November 23, 2022. Further information about the Winter School can be found on the following website: http://winterschool-claims2023.de/, as well as in the call for applications in the attachment.

Interactive workshop for PhD students

PhD students from all 4EU+ universities are invited to an Interactive workshop and individual coaching on Career Development & Leadership for doctoral candidates with international speakers from academia and business, offered by Heidelberg Graduate Academy (https://www.graduateacademy.uni-heidelberg.de/index_en.html)  in collaboration with the 4EU+ Office of Heidelberg University.

Date: November 16 - 18, 2022.

The training package consists of three consecutive events and activities. It is (1) kicked-off by introductory talks and a panel discussion on November 16, 2022, at the Heidelberg University Graduate Academy. The contributions focusing on career development and leadership in academia and beyond. The event will be followed by (2) a 2-day workshop on career development vis-à-vis leadership skills. Participants will explore their career aspirations based on their competencies and values. They will learn to set engaging yet realistic goals for their own personal and professional development and to reflect on their vision regarding future achievements. All participants in the workshop are offered (3) two subsequent individual coaching sessions. For the individually scheduled remote coaching sessions, participants will have the opportunity to set their own focus according to the individual learning outcome from the workshop.

This activity is financed through funds provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Ministry for Science, Research and Art of the State of Baden-Württemberg. The participation in the workshop and the coaching sessions are free of charge. All participant are entitled to a Mobility Grant from Heidelberg University based on the Mobility rates of the 4EU+ Alliance (please see details in the call attached).

Each Flagship at each partner university can nominate one PhD student to participate in this event. In total, 14 places are available. If we receive more nominations than places are available, the participants will be drawn by lots.

Deadline for application for Flagship 2 at Charles University is 14 October 2022 at 10:00 am. Please send your CV and motivation letter to Zuzana Kasakova, member of Flagship 2 programme committee, at zuzana.kasakova@fsv.cuni.cz.

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

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.