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NEOLAiA will participate in the 2023 call of the European Universities Initiative

Jul 27, 2022 | Europe

looking for the next call in 2023

The 2022 proposal obtained a high score in spite of the stiff competition. The new project will be strengthened and improved to ensure funding in the next calls.

Following the resolution of the European Universities Initiative 2022 call, the NEOLAiA consortium can report a result that, although very positive, has not been sufficient to obtain funding in the current call. With the participation of more than 30 consortia in this call, NEOLAiA has obtained a score of 84 (14 points above the threshold). This encouraging result is proof that the Alliance members worked hard to attain its goal. NEOLAiA members confirm the commitment to participate in the next call in 2023 with a strengthened and improved proposal. NEOLAiA is thus the result of a sustained and determined commitment of its partner universities, who established a long-term institutional collaboration strategy that spans the future of the alliance over the coming 7 years.

The participation in the European Universities Initiative call is one further initiative of the consortium aimed at strengthening its cooperation strategy, as well as its collaboration structures. The result obtained in this call serves as an incentive to continue working even harder and obtain a positive result in the next call. Collaboration projects between the partner universities will continue in the coming months, while simultaneously preparing the project to be submitted to the next call of the European Universities initiative.

NEOLAiA aims to make an indelible impact on the strategy and structure of its partner universities, enabling them to become important drivers of a participative regional citizenship, mobilising Europeans where participation is mostly needed, i.e. in non-metropolitan regions that are most distant from Europe’s main decision-making

About NEOLAiA: The NEOLAiA consortium is made up of nine universities: the University of Ostrava (Czech Republic), “Ştefan Cel Mare” University of Suceava (Romania), Bielefeld University (Germany), Šiauliai
State University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania), the Örebro University (Sweden), the University of Salerno (Italy), the University of Tours (France), the University of Nicosia (Cyprus) and the University of Jaén (Spain), coordinator of the group. These are nine young European universities, of medium or small size, that are committed to their social and economic environment and with a well-established position in rankings, particularly those that focus in the positioning of young universities, such as “THE Young Universities”.

The NEOLAiA consortium, whose motto is “Young Universities Empowering regionally rooted European talents”, is structured around fifteen work packages that define the alliance’s management areas: mobility; teaching; research;
entrepreneurship; diversity and inclusion; interculturalism and plurilingualism; digital transformation; and sustainability/dissemination of the project actions. The objective is to create a resource structure that gives rise to synergies in the above aspects and to improve the overall impact and effectiveness of the universities in the consortium in the medium and long term.

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