EUTOPIA Updates, 24 October, 2022


EUTOPIA Updates, 24 October, 2022


Today's Spotlight 

EUTOPIA prepares its future: EUTOPIA MORE kicked off in Barcelona on October 18th – 19th

The pilot project of EUTOPIA (2019-2022) is drawing to a close in November 2022 after three years of existence, having achieved much and more. Though one project is ending, there is more on the way, both figuratively and literally.

On July 22nd 2022, a reinforced EUTOPIA alliance with ten universities was awarded funding by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ scheme for a new core project, EUTOPIA MORE, with new exciting opportunities in development. On October 18th and 19th, the Vice-rectors in charge of EUTOPIA, the Projects Managers and the Work Package Leaders from all over the alliance gathered at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona to mark the official kick-off of EUTOPIA MORE, whose activities will debut on December 1st, 2022.

The programme focused on the main milestones and future goals of the alliance. UPF, who will coordinate the project for the alliance, organised the first meetings of EUTOPIA MORE's task forces and allocated time to team-building exercises and an exploration of the connections between the topics within EUTOPIA.

With this kick-off, EUTOPIA will grow anew with an ambitious project for the next four years.


Partner News 

FAIR and open DATA for research assessment - Presentation by UL Rector Gregor Majdic at the Slovenian Open Science Day 2022

On October 11th 2022 at the Slovenian Open Science Day 2022, UL Rector Prof. Dr. Gregor Majdic gave a 20 minutes presentation entitled FAIR and open DATA for research assessment. Watch it here.



Fifth Citizen Science Clinic - Panel with Citizen Scientists - November 17, 2022

Are you facing specific challenges in your citizen science work? Would you like an opportunity to share difficulties and feedback? Do you feel you would benefit from some insight from colleagues across Europe? Welcome to the EUTOPIA TRAIN Citizen Science Clinic!

The Citizen Science Clinic is an online workshop specially designed to share challenges and ideas for your citizen science work. As suggested by previous clinic participants, we’ve reached out to CS project participants (the usual ‘target audience’, if you will) to join us!

After all, who could inform us better about motivations, barriers and success stories than actual citizen scientists themselves?

Learn more and register here.


EUTOPIA Week Ljubljana - November 21 - 25, 2022

The EUTOPIA Weeks are milestones in the construction of the EUTOPIA alliance. They bring together key players – students, researchers, subject matter experts and strategic partners, from across our alliance, in a different university every six months.

The last EUTOPIA week of the EUTOPIA2050 project will take place in Ljubljana, November 21-25, 2022. This EUTOPIA week will be a tribute to the last three years of work and partnership in the EUTOPIA2050 project, and mark the beginning of the new challenges that will come with EUTOPIA More. We kindly invite you to save the date and join us for our week-long celebration of the EUTOPIA alliance!

Learn more here.


EUTOPIA Science Fair - November 21 - 25, 2022, during the EUTOPIA Week Ljubljana

The Science Fair 2022 is on its way! The call for participation has been sent out across the alliance. Contrary to last year, the Science Fair 2022 will be a hybrid event with an inauguration ceremony held online, while the exhibition of research posters will happen in-person at the University of Ljubljana during the next EUTOPIA Week.

Of course the research posters will also be available online for those who could not attend EUTOPIA Week.

You want to present your research poster at the EUTOPIA Science Fair 2022? Get in touch with your local EUTOPIA office or with your vice-rector/vice-president/vice-chancellor for research at your university.

Check out the Science Fair 2021 here.



EUTOPIA-SIF Webinar for candidates, Wednesday October 26, 2022

For more information about the EUTOPIA-SIF programme, its application and selection procedure, the Coordination Team will organize a webinar for candidates on Wednesday 26 October, 12:30-13-30 CET. Register here.


CRC Incubator Webinar - Dispositions to train teachers for inclusive education in VUB - November 7, 2022

The teacher education literature contains thousands of studies on how to prepare teachers to teach for equity and diversity. For teacher educators involved, there are too many individual studies to identify and consider when designing their curriculum. In this talk we present the results of a systematic review of reviews, allowing the findings of separate reviews to be appraised, compared and contrasted thereby providing teacher educators with the evidence they need. The  databases of web of Science, ERIC, ResearchGate, GoogleScholar and Scopus were systematically searched to identify systematic review papers and meta-analyses on the topic of teacher education for equity, diversity and inclusion.

The webinar will be held by Pr. Els Consuegra of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, on Monday Nov 7, 2022. Learn more here, register here.


Webinar series on Reasearch Data Management - November 8-10, 2022

Are you tasked with developing a data management plan or working on sharing your data according to the FAIR principles? Then join our two EUTOPIA training webinars on research data management. All sessions are free to attend online for all researchers and staff from EUTOPIA members.

With this series, EUTOPIA aims to support the development of Open Science skills and competences within its academic community. The series follows a successful webinar on Open Science in Horizon Europe. Moreover, we will present guidance documents prepared by EUTOPIA experts on Open Science. The sessions and guidance material are made available via the EUTOPIA YouTube channel and Zenodo community. Learn more here and register here.


EUTOPIA-SIF Post-Doctoral Fellowship – Call for applications 2022/2023 - Deadline for applications in December 15, 2022

The EUTOPIA European University is pleased to inform you about the launch of the third call for applications of the MSCA COFUND “EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme EUTOPIA-SIF", for the recruitment of 24 post-doctoral fellows by the 6 partner universities*: Vrije Universiteit BrusselCY Cergy Paris UniversityUniversity of GothenburgUniversity of LjubljanaPompeu Fabra University-BarcelonaThe University of Warwick.

EUTOPIA-SIF fellowships offer the opportunity to high-profile young researchers to develop their own research projects in the stimulating academic environment of the EUTOPIA Alliance. 
Extensive research mobility is integral to the fellowships with two compulsory secondment periods: one at another EUTOPIA university (co-host university) and one with an external academic or non-academic partner institution with the aim of fostering the fellows’ entrepreneurial spirit, tangible research impact and innovation. 
Furthermore, fellows will access a rich training programme, career guidance and academic supervision.

  • The submission of full applications will open on 15 September 2022.
  • The submission of full applications will close on 15 December 2022
  • An optional pre-application stage will be available to help candidates find a host research group from 15 September to 06 October 2022, 13:00 CET.
  • Positions will start in September 2023.

Please visit the dedicated section on the EUTOPIA Website to find out more information about the call procedure and documents, academic and external partners, and much more!

*Although The EUTOPIA Alliance was recently expanded to encompass a total of 10 regionally and nationally distinct European universities, the EUTOPIA-SIF programme runs on a separate grant, only the 6 initial universities are eligible: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, CY Cergy Paris University, University of Gothenburg, University of Ljubljana, Pompeu Fabra University-Barcelona, The University of Warwick.
The 4 new members of the Alliance are not eligible as host or co-host for the proposals.

Learn more here.

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Currently open miscellaneous research calls

There are a number of currently open research calls from CYU, TUD, UL, Warwick...  Learn more about them here.



October 26th
EUTOPIA-SIF Webinar for candidates

November 7th
CRC Incubator Webinar - Dispositions to train teachers for inclusive education in VUB

November 8th-10th
Webinar series on Reasearch Data Management

November 14th-18th
Inclusion Week

November 17th
Fifth Citizen Science Clinic - Panel with Citizen Scientists

November 21st-25th

December 15th
Deadline for applications - EUTOPIA-SIF Third Call