EUTOPIA Updates, 14 November, 2022


EUTOPIA Updates, 14 November, 2022

Today's Spotlight 

EUTOPIA Holds a Diversity and Inclusion week all across its campuses!

Inclusion is one of the key principles of the EUTOPIA alliance To celebrate that and the three years of work that the inclusion task force has put into building a more inclusive university, EUTOPIA is organizing an Inclusion and Diversity Week on November 14th - 18th across the campuses of the VUB, CY Cergy Paris University, the Universities of Gothenburg, Ljubljana, and Warwick, the UPF, as well as online.

Come see the programme of the week and join its events physically or online!

Learn more here.


Alliance News 

The EUTOPIA Open Research Portal goes live - In collaboration with OpenAIRE

On Thursday 27th October 2022 was launched the EUTOPIA Open Research Portal, a discovery service for research results from the EUTOPIA universities on the occasion of International Open Access Week 2022.

The EUTOPIA Open Research Portal is built with the aim to facilitate collaboration and exchange across EUTOPIA researchers and beyond the alliance. The Open Research Portal highlights the broad impact and relevance of EUTOPIA research.

Learn more here. Check it out here.


Partner News 

The Warwick Economic Summit is looking for EUTOPIAn Student Ambassadors and Representatives - Applications are open!

The Warwick Economics Summit is the largest student-run academic conference in Europe, covering the fields of economics, politics, and the wider social sciences. The next edition, WES 2023 will be held at the University of Warwick from 10th to 12th of February 2023. Taking into consideration the uncertainty and risks associated with Covid-19, WES 2023 will be a hybrid Summit combining in-person and virtual events.

The WES team would like to welcome students from across the EUTOPIA alliance to participate in this rich programme of events. Conference delegates are recruited through a network of student Ambassadors and Representatives. Ambassadors are responsible for advertising WES and recruiting a delegation (in-person and virtual delegates) and will be the WES team’s first point of contact to organise the logistics of their trip. Representatives assemble purely virtual delegations.

Learn more and apply here.



Fifth Citizen Science Clinic - 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.

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EUTOPIA-SIF Monthly Fellow Seminar - November 24, 2022

Within the framework of the EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Fellowship Programme, monthly fellows seminars will take place, in which the 35 researchers enrolled in the two cohorts will in turn present their research projects.

We are therefore delighted to invite you to the upcoming EUTOPIA-SIF Monthly Fellow Seminar, on Thursday 24 November 2022, 13:00-14:30 CET, where researchers Emrah Atasoy (UoW), Jean-Guillaume Feignon (VUB), Rashid Ali (UPF), and Maryna Shevtsova (UL) will present their research. Learn more and find the zoom link 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's slogan is University of the Future, Universe of Opportunities. It highlights EUTOPIA Alliance as a future-oriented transnational university where students, researchers and societal actors collectively develop new ways of reaching a better and sustainable trajectory for each and every one of us.

There will certainly be plenty of opportunities to engage in meaningful discussion during the official part of the EUTOPIA Week programme, as well as take part in cultural visits, networking opportunities and more. Learn more and register here.


EUTOPIA "Languages in use" Week - November 21 - 25, 2022

EUTOPIA’s Languages in Use Week takes place from Monday 21 to Friday 25 November 2022. It’s an opportunity for learners of French, German, Italian, Spanish and English (±B1/B2 language level CEFR) to have a virtual discussion to practise their speaking.

You will be given a few topics on recent events to get you started, but you can take the conversation in any way you like once you get going!

This activity is organised by the EUTOPIA Learning Community “Text and Discourse Analysis”. Learn more and register here.



EUTOPIA-SIF Webinar for candidates is live now on Youtube

For more information about the EUTOPIA-SIF programme, its application and selection procedure, the Coordination Team of EUTOPIA-SIF has organized a webinar for candidates which is now available on the EUTOPIA Youtube Channel.

Check it out here.


EUTOPIA-TRAIN Workshops for PhDs and Early Career Researchers; "Introduction to Innovation" and "Innovation in Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Research" - November 16 - 30, 2022

EUTOPIA is inviting PhD students and Early Career Researchers from all over the alliance, to two webinars organized on November 16th and 30th.

The first workshop "Introduction to Innovation", led by Professor Andy Pardoe will aim to raise awareness of ‘innovation’ amongst PhD students from all disciplines across the EUTOPIA alliance.
The second, "Innovation in Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Research", les by Dr Bridget Sealey will deliver an introduction to the fundamentals of innovation in the social sciences, arts and humanities research and will offer pointers to resources and examples of best practice to help further development and learning.

Workshop 1: Learn more and register here.

Workshop 2: Learn more and register here.


CY Initiative of Excellence - Young Researchers wanted - Call for applications 2023 - Deadline for applications January 23, 2023

The CY Initiative TALENT PROGRAMME invites applications from high-profile young researchers willing to develop their research in one of the CY Initiative research groups.

It aims to support young researchers leading an ambitious research project at the highest level, in all academic fields. The recruitment will take the form of junior chairs, with a duration of three years, integrated in a research centre of CY Initiative and offering attractive compensation and research environment. Learn more and apply here.



Currently open miscellaneous research calls

There are a number of currently open research calls from CYU, TUD, UL, Warwick... Learn more about them 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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November 14th-18th
Inclusion and Diversity Week

November 16th
PhD Workshop "Introduction to Innovation"

November 17th
Fifth Citizen Science Clinic

November 21st-25th

November 24th
EUTOPIA-SIF Monthly Fellow Seminar, November 2022

November 30th
PhD and Early Career Researcher Workshop "Innovation in Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Research"

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

January 23rd
Deadline for applications - CY Initiative of Excellence

February 10th-12th
Warwick Economic Summit 2023