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NEOLAiA obtains the European University Alliance Certification

Sep 6, 2022 | Europe

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It achieves the category of high quality proposal, in a highly competitive evaluation process.

The consortium of young European universities NEOLAiA has received the European University Alliance certificate in the call 2022 of the European Universities Initiative, an official certificate of high quality proposal not funded by budgetary constraints.

With more than 30 consortia participating in this call, NEOLAiA has obtained a score of 84 (14 points above the threshold).

“This encouraging result is proof that the members of the Alliance have worked hard to achieve their goal,” said UJA’s Vice-Rector for Internationalization, Sebastián Bruque.

NEOLAiA members confirm the commitment to participate in the next call in 2023 with an improved proposal that will help to secure funding.

“NEOLAiA is therefore the result of a sustained and determined commitment from its partner universities, who established a long-term institutional collaboration strategy that encompasses the future of the alliance for the next 7 years. The proposal has been officially recommended by the European Commission for funding through other channels“, explains Sebastián Bruque.

The participation in the European Universities call is another initiative of the consortium aimed at strengthening NEOLAiA’s cooperation strategy and collaboration structures. The result obtained in this call serves as an incentive to continue working even harder in order to obtain funding in the next call. The collaborative projects between the partner universities will continue in the upcoming months, while simultaneously preparing the project to be submitted to the next call of the European Universities initiative.

In this sense, NEOLAiA aims to have an indelible impact on the strategy and structure of its partner universities, enabling them to become important drivers of participatory regional citizenship, mobilizing Europeans where participation is most needed, i.e. in the non-metropolitan regions furthest away from Europe’s main decision-making centers.

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