Each year, the CIVIS European Civic University offers the opportunity to its community – students, academics, researchers and administrative staff – to submit an ongoing or new initiative that fits the civic values and goals of the CIVIS Alliance by developing civic engagement activities within the consortium.
Projects must be submitted using the online form, available here. The applications will be evaluated on a quarterly basis (every four months) with the first evaluation of proposals planned for 30 September 2021.
The purpose of the call is to support valuable civic initiatives to strengthen social cohesion and solidarity among the CIVIS community at local and global level. The selected proposals will be rewarded with the CIVIS label and will be eligible to apply for the CIVIS Award.
The project proposal may have an added value by addressing the ambitions of the CIVIS challenges linked with the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations, involving NGOs and external partners from the African and Mediterranean regions or by connecting your project to local and regional development goals.
Possible topics of your project may include:
- climate change
- inclusive and quality education
- gender equality
- peace, justice and strong institutions
- sustainable cities, communities and clean energy
- human rights
- inequality reductions
- green energy
- health and well-being
More details about the application and evaluation process, as well as the online application guidelines are available here.
CIVIS is a European Civic University formed by the alliance of nine leading research higher education institutions across Europe: Aix-Marseille Université, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Universitatea din București, Université libre de Bruxelles, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Sapienza Università di Roma, Stockholm University and Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. It brings together a community of more than 450,000 students and 65,000 staff members including 30,000 academics and researchers.