CIVIS launches a new call for proposals for Hub 1 activities: Climate, Environment and Energy. CIVIS welcomes proposals for education and research activities. The objective is to foster synergies between education and R&I. There are especially encouraged allied programs, allied semesters and allied courses and course packages at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels. CIVIS also welcomes proposals for short courses, summer schools, workshops, project supervision and research exchanges.
The proposed activities could include training and research projects with students as well as workshops or meetings of academic staff to develop future joint academic and research activities.
CIVIS also welcomes proposals which are “ready to go” – preferably before the end of 2022. Proposed activities must involve at least three CIVIS universities. These include initiatives that open up existing programs, semesters and courses at partner universities for academic collaboration within CIVIS.
For all approved activities CIVIS offers branding assistance, networks and support as well as student and staff mobilities. There are also some funds available for academic staff.
To help you learn more about CIVIS, meet partners and find out how to propose activities, we invite you to an Educators Networking Meeting on 3 September 2021 from 10.00 to 12.00 CET. This online meeting is for anyone who is involved in educational activities at all levels (Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD) in anyway who wants to find out more about getting involved in CIVIS Hub 1 (Climate, environment and energy). More information about this online meeting can be found here.
You can also refer to the lists of previously approved CIVIS Hub 1 activities for further inspiration.
Proposals must be submitted using this template until October 15, 2021. Only applications made through the online portal will be accepted.
If you need support for finding partners or guidance on CIVIS approach, please contact one of the Hub 1 Council members from the University of Bucharest:
Delia-Laura Popescu, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Laura Comănescu, email@example.com.
Activities must involve 3 or more CIVIS partner universities.
While CIVIS continues to encourage proposals for short courses, summer schools, workshops, project supervision and research exchanges, there are especially encouraged:
Allied programs: programs at Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD level in which three or more CIVIS universities are co-teachers for the majority of courses. This can be an existing program at a CIVIS university which includes a majority of courses which are modified to include co-teachers from an additional two or more CIVIS universities.
Allied semesters: semester or “micro-program” at Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD level in which 3 or more CIVIS universities are co-teachers for several courses. This can be an existing semester at a CIVIS university which includes several courses which are modified to include co-teachers from an additional 2 or more CIVIS universities.
Allied courses: courses or packages of courses which a student can use as part of her/his education at Bachelors, Masters or PhD level in which 3 or more CIVIS partners are co-teachers. These can be existing courses at a CIVIS partner which are modified to include co-teachers from an additional 2 or more CIVIS partners.
CIVIS also prioritizes:
- Virtual activities (for environmental reasons)
- Transdisciplinary challenge-based activities (i.e. those involving non-academic partners)
- Civic engagement initiatives tied to CIVIS OpenLab activities in CIVIS Work Package 3
- Academic initiatives for which Mediterranean/African partners have been identified with assistance from CIVIS Work Package 5
- Academic initiatives which also stimulate research collaboration.
Hub 1 initiatives are organized into a framework which is partly based on focal challenges defined by Future Earth. This framework encompasses research-oriented education and knowledge-action education pathways that target the following focal challenges:
- Deliver energy, water, and food for all
- Decarbonise socio-economic systems to stabilise the climate
- Safeguard the terrestrial, freshwater and marine natural assets
- Increase resilience and promote sustainable transformations
- Create fundamental knowledge about climate, environment and energy.
More details about this Call for Proposals for Hub 1 Activities: Climate, Environment and Energy are available on the CIVIS website, 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.