Second Call for proposals – Hub 4 Cities, Territories, Mobility
Opens 1 Oct 2021 12:00 AM (CEST)
Deadline 15 Nov 2021 11:59 PM (CET)
Description

Second Call for Proposals for CIVIS Hub 4 Activities

Cities, Mobilities and Territories

The deadline for this call is the 15th of November 2021. 


1. HUB COUNCIL MEMBERS


If you need support for finding partners or guidance on CIVIS approach, please contact oneof the Hub 4 Council members at your university or the chairperson of the Hub 4 Council. Please findbelowthe list of Hub4 Council members:


Chairperson 

Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Lemaire

Judith 

judith.lemaire@ulb.be

Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Wayens

Benjamin

benjamin.wayens@ulb.be

Hub Council Members

Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Tojerow

Ilan

itojerow@ulb.ac.be

Aix-Marseille Université (AMU)

Alaux

Christophe 

christophe.alaux@univ-amu.fr

Aix-Marseille Université (AMU)

Nicolas

Maxime

maxime.nicolas@univ-amu.fr

National Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)

Chlepas

Nikolaos-Komninos

chlepanike@pspa.uoa.gr

National Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)

Efstratiou

Pavlos-Michael

pefstrat@law.uoa.gr

Universitatea din București (UB)

Iucu

Romică

romita.iucu@unibuc.ro

Universitatea din București (UB)

Iojă

Cristian

cristian.ioja@geo.unibuc.ro

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)

Hidalgo

Carmen

carmen.hidalgog@uam.es

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)

Alonso Almeida

María del Mar

mar.alonso@uam.es

Sapienza Università di Roma (SUR)

Battisti

Alessandra

alessandra.battisti@uniroma1.it

Sapienza Università di Roma (SUR)

Ricci

Stefano 

stefano.ricci@uniroma1.it

Stockholms Universitet (SU)

Schmitt

Peter

peter.schmitt@humangeo.su.se

Stockholms Universitet (SU)

Smas

Lukas 

lukas.smas@humangeo.su.se

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (EKTU)

Kühne

Olaf

olaf.kuehne@uni-tuebingen.de

Hub Coordinator 

Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Sbaraglia

Fanny

Fanny.sbaraglia@ulb.be


2. CONTEXT-Achallenge-basedapproachtofuelourcivic, impact-driven Alliance

CIVIS European University Alliance is a far-reaching initiative whose goal is to have a significantimpact on our societies' development, locally and globally. We will intertwine relationships at all scales with a wide diversity of stakeholders, in order to implement educational and research activities grounded in our fast-changing ecosystems.

Five major challenges ("Hubs") of local and global reach lie at the core of our actions: Climate,Environment,Energy;Health;DigitalandTechnologicalTransformations;Cities,Territories,Mobilities;Society, Culture, Heritage.

CIVIS Hubs are "academic collaboration spaces" to develop multinational and multi-disciplinary educational and research offers. They will be offering joint degrees, innovative learning practices and blended mobility at Bachelor and Master's levels, multidisciplinary research programs as well aspublic and/or private partnerships. CIVIS Hubs will remain at the forefront of civic engagement, maintaining the "challenge-based" approach to ensure that the European University remain relevant and useful to society, addressing new challenges as they arise.


CIVIS Hubs will support academics willing to contribute to tackle these challenges together with other European colleagues and involve respective staff, faculty and researchers of the 8 member universities to work in multidisciplinary teams to develop joint degrees, educational programs and research projects, using innovative pedagogies. During the firstphase of CIVIS Alliance, Hubs will be on developing a 'surge' of collaborations, which will be strategized during the consolidation phase.

The benefit of being part of CIVIS Hubs means being included in nests to innovative educational programs linked to research and innovation, address issues from a multidisciplinary and complementary perspective, develop high-level and multidisciplinary research collaborations. CIVIS Hubs will provide you access to a network of motivatedlecturers and researchers from CIVIS universities ready to revolutionize the current higher education system and contribute to our societal challenges.


3. HUB 4 CITIES, MOBILITIES, TERRITORIES - CallforActivities

This call welcomes academic initiatives from CIVIS member universities:

1-Newproposalsfulfillingthe 3-partnercriterion

2-Proposalssubmitted but not selected foranother CIVIS Call. Necessary adjustments of the original activity proposal should match the activity with the topics and priorities defined for this Hub Call.

We welcome proposals for education and research activities. Our objective is to fostersynergiesamongEducation, research end innovation.Theactivitiescanincludecourses,summer schools, workshops, semesters, project supervision and research exchanges. Theproposed 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  of2022 (‘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).

Wewelcomeproposalsbased on twolevels of preparation:

  1. Activities "ready to go" provided that they comply with the "must befulfilled" criteria below. For these activities, we can offer CIVIS branding, networks and support as well as student and staff mobilities.

  2. Activities at the"planning stage". These are activities for which planning is needed for 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 Hub4 : Cities, Mobilities & Territories 


The following criteria will be prioritized (Evaluationcriteria):

  • 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)


* CIVIS Micro-Programmes: Smaller units like courses and modules combined into ‘micro-programmes’ with a certification possibility to offer CIVIS students flexible learning pathways. In particular, with transdisciplinary course programmes, a possibility for students can be designed to follow their own interests, to deepen their knowledge and choose individually, into which fields they would like to gain deeper insights.

**Multilateral MA programmes (to be discussed in faculties): Partners are asked to take an inventory of their Master’s programs to see if they could be expanded to a joint program, and if so, work on joint modules as building blocks in the coming academic year.

*** CIVIS financial support is available until September 2022. However, long term visions for future calls and a second funding phase are encouraged.


Hub 4 initiatives should address issues that are consistent with a framework, partly based on actions definedbythe EU Urban Agenda (https://futurium.ec.europa.eu/en/urban-agenda/action-plans):

  1. 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

  1. Social and employment challenges 

  • Job and skills

  • Social inclusion 

  • Urban poverty 

  • Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees

  • Food Justice and security

  1. Resilient and sustainable urban economies

  • Urban logistics and goods delivery

  • Circular economy

  • Sustainable tourism, leisure and place attractiveness

  • Safety nets

  1. Historical, landscape and architectural urban issues 

  • Resilient cities, urban resilience

  • Historical aspects

  • Visual identity and architecture

  • Heritage as economic resource

  1. Governing the cities

  • Local and regional governance 

  • Urban-rural relations 

  • Territorial governance 

  • Public finance

  • Digital transition 

  • Public procurement 

  • Security in public spaces 


The Hub Council will make recommendations to the Task Force for Research and Academic Affairs (WP4), who will make final recommendations to the CIVIS Steering Committee as to which courses and/or activities will be part of Hub 4 for the next academic year.


  1. Calendar and submission 

Start of the Application period  

1 october 2021

Networking Session #1

18 october 12-13h Click on this link to join the meeting

Networking Session #2

25 october 12-13h Click on this link to join the meeting

Applications Deadline 

15 november 2021

Official Answer 

24 december 2021 at the latest 



APPENDIX

Eligible Costs for Mobilities

  • CIVIS only finances travel costs and allowances for students and/or academic staff for short term mobility (students: 2 days – 2 months/academics: max. 1-2 weeks).

  • Student mobility will be financed according to the unit cost established in CIVIS Consortium Agreement (see below).

  • Academic staff mobility could include training activities with students and activities to develop future joint initiatives.

  • Academic staff mobility will be financed according to each institution’s usual practices. 

  • Limitations as to the numbers of funded mobilities of students or academic staff may apply, subject to availability of funds.

  • CIVIS budget will directly finance only mobilities currently not eligible under other Erasmus+ actions.


EligibILE STAFF COSTS

CIVIS can finance some staff costs (‘incentives’) related to the implementation of the selected activities.

  • Funds are to be allocated for staff costs for the development of activities that support the objectives and strategic priorities of CIVIS and in particular the development of programmes and degrees. The funds cannot be used for mobility costs (travels and subsistence).

  • Funds are to be allocated to the development of physical, virtual or blended courses, modules and programmes. 

  • Hub Council may decide if all CIVIS universities participating in an activity will get an equal maximum amount or if the coordinator of a project will get additional funds.

  • Funding per activity will range between 1.000-8.000 EUR, unless the Hub Council decides that there are distinct reasons for allocating extra resources based on the complexity of the activity.  

  • Each receiving university will decide internally how the funds are to be allocated to staff costs, as long as it is in accordance with the information provided in the approved application.

  • All costs are to follow reporting rules of the European Commission and will be distributed and reported according to procedures set up by the CIVIS Alliance. The university responsible for coordinating the activity is also in charge of financial reporting unless otherwise agreed.


CIVIS financial support is available until September 2022.

No CIVIS budget is allocated for other costs.

No CIVIS equipment budget is allocated for digital mobility/activities.  


STUDENT MOBILITY BUDGET CALCULATION

  • Travel costs and individual support for student short term and blended mobility activities are based on unit costs applying as an internal rule to all the beneficiaries. 

  • These unit costs are based on Erasmus+ 2020 program guide and are the following:

  • Travel costs based on the travel distance per participant: travel distances must be calculated using the distance calculator supported by the European Commission (http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/tools/distance_en.htm).

  • The distance of a one-way travel must be used to calculate the amount of the EU grant that will support the round trip. 

  • Individual  support based  on  the  duration  of  the  stay  per  participant  (if  necessary, including  also  one  travel  day  before  the  activity  and  one  travel  day  following  the activity). 


Travel costs:


Individual support:



Second Call for proposals – Hub 4 Cities, Territories, Mobility


Second Call for Proposals for CIVIS Hub 4 Activities

Cities, Mobilities and Territories

The deadline for this call is the 15th of November 2021. 


1. HUB COUNCIL MEMBERS


If you need support for finding partners or guidance on CIVIS approach, please contact oneof the Hub 4 Council members at your university or the chairperson of the Hub 4 Council. Please findbelowthe list of Hub4 Council members:


Chairperson 

Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Lemaire

Judith 

judith.lemaire@ulb.be

Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Wayens

Benjamin

benjamin.wayens@ulb.be

Hub Council Members

Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Tojerow

Ilan

itojerow@ulb.ac.be

Aix-Marseille Université (AMU)

Alaux

Christophe 

christophe.alaux@univ-amu.fr

Aix-Marseille Université (AMU)

Nicolas

Maxime

maxime.nicolas@univ-amu.fr

National Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)

Chlepas

Nikolaos-Komninos

chlepanike@pspa.uoa.gr

National Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)

Efstratiou

Pavlos-Michael

pefstrat@law.uoa.gr

Universitatea din București (UB)

Iucu

Romică

romita.iucu@unibuc.ro

Universitatea din București (UB)

Iojă

Cristian

cristian.ioja@geo.unibuc.ro

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)

Hidalgo

Carmen

carmen.hidalgog@uam.es

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)

Alonso Almeida

María del Mar

mar.alonso@uam.es

Sapienza Università di Roma (SUR)

Battisti

Alessandra

alessandra.battisti@uniroma1.it

Sapienza Università di Roma (SUR)

Ricci

Stefano 

stefano.ricci@uniroma1.it

Stockholms Universitet (SU)

Schmitt

Peter

peter.schmitt@humangeo.su.se

Stockholms Universitet (SU)

Smas

Lukas 

lukas.smas@humangeo.su.se

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (EKTU)

Kühne

Olaf

olaf.kuehne@uni-tuebingen.de

Hub Coordinator 

Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Sbaraglia

Fanny

Fanny.sbaraglia@ulb.be


2. CONTEXT-Achallenge-basedapproachtofuelourcivic, impact-driven Alliance

CIVIS European University Alliance is a far-reaching initiative whose goal is to have a significantimpact on our societies' development, locally and globally. We will intertwine relationships at all scales with a wide diversity of stakeholders, in order to implement educational and research activities grounded in our fast-changing ecosystems.

Five major challenges ("Hubs") of local and global reach lie at the core of our actions: Climate,Environment,Energy;Health;DigitalandTechnologicalTransformations;Cities,Territories,Mobilities;Society, Culture, Heritage.

CIVIS Hubs are "academic collaboration spaces" to develop multinational and multi-disciplinary educational and research offers. They will be offering joint degrees, innovative learning practices and blended mobility at Bachelor and Master's levels, multidisciplinary research programs as well aspublic and/or private partnerships. CIVIS Hubs will remain at the forefront of civic engagement, maintaining the "challenge-based" approach to ensure that the European University remain relevant and useful to society, addressing new challenges as they arise.


CIVIS Hubs will support academics willing to contribute to tackle these challenges together with other European colleagues and involve respective staff, faculty and researchers of the 8 member universities to work in multidisciplinary teams to develop joint degrees, educational programs and research projects, using innovative pedagogies. During the firstphase of CIVIS Alliance, Hubs will be on developing a 'surge' of collaborations, which will be strategized during the consolidation phase.

The benefit of being part of CIVIS Hubs means being included in nests to innovative educational programs linked to research and innovation, address issues from a multidisciplinary and complementary perspective, develop high-level and multidisciplinary research collaborations. CIVIS Hubs will provide you access to a network of motivatedlecturers and researchers from CIVIS universities ready to revolutionize the current higher education system and contribute to our societal challenges.


3. HUB 4 CITIES, MOBILITIES, TERRITORIES - CallforActivities

This call welcomes academic initiatives from CIVIS member universities:

1-Newproposalsfulfillingthe 3-partnercriterion

2-Proposalssubmitted but not selected foranother CIVIS Call. Necessary adjustments of the original activity proposal should match the activity with the topics and priorities defined for this Hub Call.

We welcome proposals for education and research activities. Our objective is to fostersynergiesamongEducation, research end innovation.Theactivitiescanincludecourses,summer schools, workshops, semesters, project supervision and research exchanges. Theproposed 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  of2022 (‘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).

Wewelcomeproposalsbased on twolevels of preparation:

  1. Activities "ready to go" provided that they comply with the "must befulfilled" criteria below. For these activities, we can offer CIVIS branding, networks and support as well as student and staff mobilities.

  2. Activities at the"planning stage". These are activities for which planning is needed for 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 Hub4 : Cities, Mobilities & Territories 


The following criteria will be prioritized (Evaluationcriteria):

  • 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)


* CIVIS Micro-Programmes: Smaller units like courses and modules combined into ‘micro-programmes’ with a certification possibility to offer CIVIS students flexible learning pathways. In particular, with transdisciplinary course programmes, a possibility for students can be designed to follow their own interests, to deepen their knowledge and choose individually, into which fields they would like to gain deeper insights.

**Multilateral MA programmes (to be discussed in faculties): Partners are asked to take an inventory of their Master’s programs to see if they could be expanded to a joint program, and if so, work on joint modules as building blocks in the coming academic year.

*** CIVIS financial support is available until September 2022. However, long term visions for future calls and a second funding phase are encouraged.


Hub 4 initiatives should address issues that are consistent with a framework, partly based on actions definedbythe EU Urban Agenda (https://futurium.ec.europa.eu/en/urban-agenda/action-plans):

  1. 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

  1. Social and employment challenges 

  • Job and skills

  • Social inclusion 

  • Urban poverty 

  • Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees

  • Food Justice and security

  1. Resilient and sustainable urban economies

  • Urban logistics and goods delivery

  • Circular economy

  • Sustainable tourism, leisure and place attractiveness

  • Safety nets

  1. Historical, landscape and architectural urban issues 

  • Resilient cities, urban resilience

  • Historical aspects

  • Visual identity and architecture

  • Heritage as economic resource

  1. Governing the cities

  • Local and regional governance 

  • Urban-rural relations 

  • Territorial governance 

  • Public finance

  • Digital transition 

  • Public procurement 

  • Security in public spaces 


The Hub Council will make recommendations to the Task Force for Research and Academic Affairs (WP4), who will make final recommendations to the CIVIS Steering Committee as to which courses and/or activities will be part of Hub 4 for the next academic year.


  1. Calendar and submission 

Start of the Application period  

1 october 2021

Networking Session #1

18 october 12-13h Click on this link to join the meeting

Networking Session #2

25 october 12-13h Click on this link to join the meeting

Applications Deadline 

15 november 2021

Official Answer 

24 december 2021 at the latest 



APPENDIX

Eligible Costs for Mobilities

  • CIVIS only finances travel costs and allowances for students and/or academic staff for short term mobility (students: 2 days – 2 months/academics: max. 1-2 weeks).

  • Student mobility will be financed according to the unit cost established in CIVIS Consortium Agreement (see below).

  • Academic staff mobility could include training activities with students and activities to develop future joint initiatives.

  • Academic staff mobility will be financed according to each institution’s usual practices. 

  • Limitations as to the numbers of funded mobilities of students or academic staff may apply, subject to availability of funds.

  • CIVIS budget will directly finance only mobilities currently not eligible under other Erasmus+ actions.


EligibILE STAFF COSTS

CIVIS can finance some staff costs (‘incentives’) related to the implementation of the selected activities.

  • Funds are to be allocated for staff costs for the development of activities that support the objectives and strategic priorities of CIVIS and in particular the development of programmes and degrees. The funds cannot be used for mobility costs (travels and subsistence).

  • Funds are to be allocated to the development of physical, virtual or blended courses, modules and programmes. 

  • Hub Council may decide if all CIVIS universities participating in an activity will get an equal maximum amount or if the coordinator of a project will get additional funds.

  • Funding per activity will range between 1.000-8.000 EUR, unless the Hub Council decides that there are distinct reasons for allocating extra resources based on the complexity of the activity.  

  • Each receiving university will decide internally how the funds are to be allocated to staff costs, as long as it is in accordance with the information provided in the approved application.

  • All costs are to follow reporting rules of the European Commission and will be distributed and reported according to procedures set up by the CIVIS Alliance. The university responsible for coordinating the activity is also in charge of financial reporting unless otherwise agreed.


CIVIS financial support is available until September 2022.

No CIVIS budget is allocated for other costs.

No CIVIS equipment budget is allocated for digital mobility/activities.  


STUDENT MOBILITY BUDGET CALCULATION

  • Travel costs and individual support for student short term and blended mobility activities are based on unit costs applying as an internal rule to all the beneficiaries. 

  • These unit costs are based on Erasmus+ 2020 program guide and are the following:

  • Travel costs based on the travel distance per participant: travel distances must be calculated using the distance calculator supported by the European Commission (http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/tools/distance_en.htm).

  • The distance of a one-way travel must be used to calculate the amount of the EU grant that will support the round trip. 

  • Individual  support based  on  the  duration  of  the  stay  per  participant  (if  necessary, including  also  one  travel  day  before  the  activity  and  one  travel  day  following  the activity). 


Travel costs:


Individual support:



Opens
1 Oct 2021 12:00 AM (CEST)
Deadline
15 Nov 2021 11:59 PM (CET)