Publish Date: 15.10.2020

Category: Eutopia

Consortium-related News 

Next EUTOPIA Week: Save the date!
The University of Warwick are hosting the second EUTOPIA week from the 23rd – 27th November 2020.
EUTOPIA week will feature a range of events aimed at internal and external stakeholders: be sure to save the date!
Further information, including a programme, will be circulated shortly. 


International Conference of Undergraduate Research 2020
Many thanks to the 35 student presenters from the EUTOPIA partners (excluding Warwick) and to the audience members who participated in the International Conference for Undergraduate Research (ICUR) on the 29th & 30th September 2020.
EUTOPIA students presented their research projects in video-linked sessions to ICUR partner universities around the world. A range of topics were presented and discussed, from “Housing in Saint Petersburg: providing access to safe, adequate and affordable housing for all” to “The lytic life cycle of the bacteriophage GIL01 infecting Bacillus thuringiensis is activated by the gp6 protein”. In total, ICUR ran 109 sessions across the two days with over 2500 unique views.

Changing COVID-19 restrictions made planning the conference particularly challenging this year, so the University of Warwick would like to additionally extend its thanks to all members of EUTOPIA staff who made participation from their institutions possible this year. We look forward to welcoming you back for ICUR 2021! 




For its first call for applications opening on October 19th, corresponding to the academic year 2020/21, the EUTOPIA alliance offers to PhD holders or equivalent, of any nationality, 20 grants as part of the EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Fellowships Programme (EUTOPIA-SIF), co-funded from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation Maria Sklodowska-Curie Actions.

This programme intends to enhance the research potential and the career perspectives of young researchers. The selected candidates of the 2020/21 call are expected to prove their capacity to bring original solutions to the social challenges faced in the five key research areas outlined by the programme. As academic experts, they shall help to understand and figure solutions to the difficulties faced by a planet with limited resources and complex societal issues.

Interdisciplinary interactions are appreciated, and applicants from the Arts and Humanities encouraged. The selected research areas are detailed on the EUTOPIA website (link below).

The submission platform of this first call for proposals will be opened on October 19th, 2020. The deadline for submission of proposals is January 11th, 2021
Please check the link below and the short guide to learn more on this programme.
To learn more
Short Guide
Press release 

PhD opportunities at Warwick’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Thinking of studying for a PhD?
The School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC) at the University of Warwick offers MPhil/PhD programmes in French Studies, German Studies, Hispanic Studies, Italian, and Translation and Transcultural Studies. The SMLC warmly invite expressions of interest from students interested in applying for one of a number of internally and externally funded PhD scholarships.
Check the link here for more information and here for the application site. 


WeDiscover Days Barcelona: EUTOPIA and the challenge of European cities
As a starting point for the Open Innovation Challenge, axis of the Working Package 4 - Place-Making, Pompeu Fabra University is organizing the WeDiscover Days Barcelona that will be held on the 28th, 29th and 30th October 2020.
It is an event that is conceived and based on a close collaboration with experts, institutions, cultural centers and other social and local entities.

Please find below a link with more information, as well as the programme of this event.
To learn more


October 19th
EUTOPIA-SIF Call opening

October 28th-30th
WeDiscover Days Barcelona

November 5th - 24th
UNI.MINDS online festival

November 23th - 27th

November 16th - 19th
International Youth Conference in Gothenburg

January 11th
Deadline for EUTOPIA-SIF applications

January 18th - March 25th, 2021
UPF Barcelona Program for Interdisciplinary Studies (BaPIS)