CIVIS launches a new call for proposals for Hub 4 activities: Cities, Territories, and Mobility.
CIVIS welcomes proposals for education and research activities. Our objective is to foster synergies among Education, research, and innovation. The activities can include courses, summer schools, workshops, semesters, project supervision, and research exchanges. The proposed activities could include training & research projects with students as well as workshops/meetings of academic staff to develop future joint academic & research activities. At least one joint and interdisciplinary educational program shall be established within each Hub by the end of 2022 (‘joint and interdisciplinary educational programs’ could be CIVIS modules, CIVIS Micro-programs, or multilateral MA programs, that can be built on existing joint degree programs between CIVIS partners).
CIVIS welcomes proposals based on two levels of preparation:
- Activities “ready to go” provided that they comply with the “must be fulfilled” criteria below. For these activities, we can offer CIVIS branding, networks, and support as well as student and staff mobilities.
- Activities at the “planning stage”. These are activities for which planning is needed for the implementation of joint teaching projects within the next academic year. For these activities, we can offer CIVIS networks and support as well as staff mobilities so that members can meet (virtually or physically) to exchange ideas.
The following criteria must be fulfilled (Eligibility criteria):
- Activities must involve 3 or more CIVIS partner universities.
- Activities must be directly relevant to the Hub 4: Cities, Mobilities & Territories
The following criteria will be prioritized (Evaluation criteria):
- Inclusion of different disciplines and/or domains
- Inclusion of a comparative approach
- Potential for Civic engagement initiatives tied to Open Lab (WP3) activities
- Potential to work with African or Mediterranean partners
- Potential for economies of scale (support to fields that lack students/teachers, creating research time, very specialised fields)
Proposals must be submitted using this application form by July 30, 2021. Applications will be evaluated by the end of September 2021.
If you need support for finding partners or guidance on CIVIS approach, please contact one of the Hub 4 Council members from the University of Bucharest:
Romiță Iucu, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cristian Iojă, email@example.com.
Hub 4 initiatives should address issues that are consistent with a framework, partly based on actions defined by the EU Urban Agenda:
Climate and environmental challenges for cities: air quality, urban biodiversity, climate adaptation, waste management, sustainable land use, sustainable mobility and transport systems, energy transition, housing quality and impact, eco systemic services.
Social and employment challenges: job and skills, social inclusion, urban poverty, inclusion of migrants and refugees, food justice and security.
Resilient and sustainable urban economies: urban logistics and goods delivery, circular economy, sustainable tourism, leisure and place attractiveness, safety nets.
Historical, landscape and architectural urban issues: resilient cities, urban resilience, historical aspects, visual identity and architecture, heritage as economic resource.
Governing the cities: local and regional governance, urban-rural relations, territorial governance, public finance, digital transition, public procurement, security in public spaces.
More details about this Call for Proposals for Hub 4 Activities: Cities, Territories, and Mobility 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.