The CIVIS alliance funded in the framework of the European "SWAFS" JPA to structure research


"RIS4CIVIS" wins the H2020 "SWAFS" call for projects
Aix-Marseille Université has won 2 million euros for the CIVIS alliance as part of the H2020 "SWAFS" call for projects, attributed to the structuring of joint research with its "RIS4CIVIS" project.

The "RIS4CIVIS" project aims to strengthen the research dimension of the European CIVIS University. With a duration of 3 years and a budget of 2 million euros for the alliance, this project aims to structure a common Research & Innovation strategy for the CIVIS consortium by sharing infrastructures, good practices in terms of Human Resources, an Open Science vision and by reinforcing collaboration with companies and civil society.
Aix-Marseille University is coordinating the whole project and is leading the work on the axis for the development of a common agenda for research and innovation for CIVIS. The European university aims to strengthen the link between education and research by developing an institution capable of responding to the challenges of the future. The synergies between the activities of the "RIS4CIVIS" project and the initiatives already implemented in the Erasmus+ project will be very important (e.g. the role of the Hubs on societal issues).

About CIVIS :
CIVIS is a European Civic University formed by the alliance of eight leading higher education institutions across Europe. It brings together a community of more than 384,000 students and 55,000 staff members including 30,000 academics and researchers. CIVIS aims to create a truly unique European interuniversity campus where students, academics, researchers and staff will move and collaborate as freely as within their institution of origin. 
Five hubs are at the core of our strategy: Health; Cities, Territories and Mobility; Climate, Environment and Energy; Digital and Technological Transformations; Societies, Culture and Heritage. 
CIVIS Partner universities are : Aix-Marseille Université (France), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens(Greece), University of Bucharest (Romania),Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), Sapienza - Università di Roma (Italy), Stockholm University (Sweden), Eberhard Karls Universität Tubingen (Germany).

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