Publish Date: 21.04.2022

Category: Eutopia

Today's Spotlight 

The EUTOPIA PhD Co-tutelle programme 2022 is open for applications! Deadline May 6, 2022 13:00 (CET)

The EUTOPIA PhD co-tutelle program supports high-quality PhD projects in all research areas co-supervised by academics of the EUTOPIA member universities. It offers PhD fellowships for 3 to 4 years.
Doctoral candidates shall take full advantage of the vibrant scientific environment of the EUTOPIA alliance (the following links give access to the research pages of the six EUTOPIA partner universities active in the 2022 program):

Applications must be presented by the PhD projects' supervisors (academics from EUTOPIA partner universities).

Call description and registration procedure here.

Alliance News 

EUTOPIA is co-organizing the Times Higher Education Europe Universities Summit in Barcelona - May 16 - 17, 2022

European nations are facing major challenges including climate change, the digital transformation and migration crises, while emerging from a huge global health crisis and the resulting economic fallout. At the junction of education, research, and innovation, higher education has a unique position in shaping sustainable and resilient economies, and in making the European Union greener, digitally literate, and more inclusive.

The European Universities Strategy was launched in January 2022, alongside European Commission recommendations on how to increase cooperation across the entire higher education sector. It empowers universities by championing them as ‘lighthouses’ of the European way of life, helping them increase transnational cooperation and supporting a green and digital transition.

Learn more here.

What is EUTOPIA doing for Ukraine?

Do you want to know what steps the 10 EUTOPIA universities are taking to help Ukrainian students, academics and their families? Check here.

Partner News 

Shedding light on International Press Freedom Day - May 3, 2022

What are the facts? Where is the evidence? How do we get close to the truth? The answers to these questions are the essence of independent journalism, and of reporting that truly matters. In these troubled times, we must support independent journalists and their news media around the world. 

This is one of the central objectives of International Press Freedom Day on 3 May, where EUTOPIA will also have some of its Connected Learning Community teachers involved.

Learn more here.


The 2022 BeEUTOPIAn Conference — ‘The New Possible, At Hand’ - April 25 - 26, 2022

Issues such as mental health, new forms of student engagement and political participation, and lack of opportunity, need to remain on the agenda of student-centred projects and alliances. The aim of the 2022 BeEUTOPIAn Student Conference, under the motto 'The New Possible, At Hand' is to do just that: reclaim a meaningful space for university students across Europe, with the participation of key speakers.

The themes for the two days of conferences are: 'Young Mental Health in the Post-Pandemic', and 'EE: EUTOPIA Engaged' (Youth engagement and Youth association in Europe).

The BeEUTOPIAn conference will take place from April 25th to 26th both online and face-to-face at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Learn more here.

EUTOPIA-TRAIN Citizen Science Clinic - Online Workshop - Aprll 26, 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. Each workshop first focuses on one person’s situation. After exploring one person’s challenge, we zoom out to discuss the broader context and how we can all apply these findings to our work.

The second citizen science clinic, focusing on ethics, will take place through Zoom on Tuesday, April 26th, 16:00-17:00 CET.

Learn more here.

UNICA – Eutopia Train webinar & workshop: “Successful strategies in applying for citizen science funding”, May 17, 2022

Finding funding for citizen science projects is not always easy. Funding bodies or calls have a different and specific focus and different requirements.

On May 17th, join the webinar organised by UNICA together with EUTOPIA TRAIN to learn more about successful strategies in applying for citizen science projects. The invited speakers will provide the audience with interesting insights, important take-aways and useful suggestions regarding successful applications. The panel of international citizen science experts, researchers and funding body representatives will share their experiences and suggest strategies.

Learn more and register here.


ICUR 2022 - Deadline for abstract submission June 5, 2022

The International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) is an annual, two-day academic conference that showcases the best in undergraduate research from around the world. Students present their research in real-time, video-linked sessions from their home campus.

Attendance at ICUR provides material for your CV, extensive feedback, valuable networking opportunities, and an introduction to research as a potential career. Extensive support is provided throughout the year for all participants, including abstract writing workshops.

ICUR 2022 will take place on September 28th and 29th. To join, submit your abstract by 5th June. Learn more here.

Open Call Connected Research Communities - Deadline for applications June 10, 2022

The EUTOPIA Connected Research Communities aims to connect research initiatives across EUTOPIA and beyond and enable researchers and innovators to grow their ideas in any science and technology field by sharing them with their peers. All EUTOPIA researchers within all research fields and disciplines from one of the six founding EUTOPIA universities are eligible as paid members.

The coordinator is required to be employed at one of the six original EUTOPIA universities throughout the project. Learn more here.

All Summer Schools open to the EUTOPIA community can be found on the central EUTOPIA website

Each year, the partner universities of EUTOPIA offer a range of Summer and Winter Schools, often open to international students. Below is a page summarizing every Summer Schools currently available to the EUTOPIA students and community.

Check them out end register here.


Call for papers: University of Warwick Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, 18th Annual Postgraduate Symposium - Deadline for applications April 27, 2022

There is no set theme for the symposium. We welcome proposals on all periods and literary disciplines. Papers should be 15-minutes in length.

This is a fantastic opportunity for MA, MPhil, and PhD students in English and/or literary studies to gain conference experience in a friendly environment. We also encourage submissions from students from our partner institutions.

To apply, submit a 300-word abstract, along with a brief biographical note by Wednesday 27th April 2022.


Call for papers: Reinventing Science Communication for the post-truth era (International Conference organized by University of Ljubljana) - Deadline for applications April 30, 2022

The conference, organized by the University of Ljubljana, aims to bring together experts active in science communication research, practice, training, or education. The conference organizers invite conference papers based on either theoretical research or on case studies to address, among others, the following themes:

  • Science communication, crisis communication, and trust in science
  • Science communication and the pandemic
  • Science communication and the climate crisis
  • Science communication and inclusivity: from class to gender

Among others. Participants are welcome to submit a proposal outside of this list if the topic broadly fits the conference theme. Please submit your proposal of a paper or a session (300-500 words), together with a short biography (maximum 100 words) and affiliation information to the organizing committee via email by 30 April 2022.

Learn more here. .

Funding opportunity: Three months visiting fellowships at the University of Warwick - Fernandes Fellowships 

The University of Warwick would like to invite researchers from across EUTOPIA to apply for a visiting fellowship scheme: Fernandes Fellowships.

These Fellowships will allow those in research, tenure-track, or early academic positions to undertake a three-month visit to Warwick (possibly split over two or three visits) in order to develop long-term research collaborations. Fellows, who must have less than 10 years of postdoctoral experience, will receive a stipend of £2,000 per month; travel costs of up to £1,000; and research, support, and training costs of up to £3,000.

Applications can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed on a monthly basis until funds are fully allocated. Visits must be completed by the end of 2022.

More information and registration. Contact for more info.

VUB funding opportunity to accelerate the development of the EUTOPIA Connected Research Community - Continuous funding until budget exhaustion

Grants for fundamental research and for applied research/innovation and valorisation with at least one of its 9 EUTOPIA Partners.

Academic personal members (ZAP) affiliated to VUB can apply for outgoing and incoming international mobility grants and preparation of EU applications with one or several of its EUTOPIA partners. This is a continuously open call with 4 evaluation moments per year until budget exhaustion. Typical duration 1-3 months mobility.

Learn more here.


April 25th - 26th
Student-led BeEUTOPIAn Conference at the VUB and online

April 26th
Second EUTOPIA-TRAIN Citizen science Clinic - Ethics

April 27th

April 30th
Deadline for applications - Call for papers: Reinventing Science Communication for the Post-truth Era, international conference

May 1st
Deadline for applications - VUB Brussels School of Governance Summer School of EU Policy-Making
Deadline for applications - VUB Engineering Summer Schooll with Arcelor Mittal

May 3rd
International Press Freedom Day with EUTOPIA

May 6th
Deadline for applications: EUTOPIA PhD Co-tutelle programme 2022

May 16th - 17th
Times Higher Education Europe Universities Summit in Barcelona

May 17th
Second joint UNICA and EUTOPIA TRAIN workshop: Successful strategies in applying for citizen science funding

June 5th
Deadline for submissions to ICUR 2022

June 10th
Deadline for applications - Connected Research Communities

June 30th
Deadline for applications - UBB Summer School Transylvania International Summer Courses of Romanian Language and Civilization

July 6th - 8th
Open Innovation Event in Warwick - Open Innovation Challenge