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CALL: Thematic Seminars within the 
European Digital UniverCity Alliance (EDUC)

Thematic seminars

You are looking for research partners abroad to develop new projects? You have a research project and you would like to find collaborators to develop it at a European scale? You wish to expand your research network across Europe? The EDUC thematic seminars might provide you with just what you are looking for.

The EDUC Alliance invites senior researchers and doctoral students of the University of Potsdam to take part in the seminars organised within the project “EuropeanDigitalUniverCity – EDUC”, workpackage 9 “Education meets research”, funded under the Erasmus+ Programme.

The EDUC project, is a joint initiative of the Universities of Potsdam (Germany), project leader; Cagliari (Italy); Rennes 1 (France); Paris-Nanterre (France), Masaryk (Czech Republic), Pécs (Hungary), that was selected by the European Commission as one of the pilot European Universities, under its first call for proposal in 2019.

About the seminars

One of the main objectives of the EDUC partner universities is to encourage and strengthen cooperation in research. Specifically, the Alliance identified seven main research areas towards which addressing common challenges and missions.

The research areas, reported in the following table, were chosen by the Alliance because they reflect both the strength and diversity of its six members’ research domains. They strike a balance between hard sciences and socio-humanities, with the aim to give to a wide range of researchers and PhD students the possibility to successfully cooperate. Moreover, these themes address societal challenges which can benefit from cross-disciplinary contributions and the direct involvement of local ecosystems and policy makers.

These research seminars took place in 2021:


Research topics





Life Long Health and Wellbeing

19 March 2021

University of Pècs (Hungary, online seminar)

Application closed


Culture and heritage

24 March 2021

University of Paris Nanterre (France, online seminar)

Application closed


Justice, inequality and inclusion

25 March 2021

University of Paris Nanterre (France, online seminar)

Application closed


Mobility / Smart cities

8 April 2021 

University of Rennes 1 (France, online seminar)

Application closed


European Union Studies

21 - 22 April 2021

University of Cagliari (Italy)

Application closed


Sustainable Changes: climate and resources 

17 June 2021

University of Potsdam (Germany, online seminar)

Application closed


Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence 

24-25 November 2021

University of Masaryk (Czech Republic, online seminar)

Application closed


Due to the COVID pandemic, the first seminars will take place online, with the possibility of a follow-up event on site, if sanitary conditions so allow. The detailed programme and more details about the location of the events will be communicated in due time. The working language of the seminars will be English.  


Who can apply

Application procedure

Participation costs


Specific information on the seminars is available on the EDUC website at