The aim of the CIVIS (a European Civic University Alliance) network is to promote academic and democratic values among new generations of students by facilitating collaboration across national borders to increase the mobility for students, teachers and staff. The pilot project, which has now received funding, is based on shared concerns and priorities that the partner universities want to tackle together: community engagement at the local or regional level; the sharing of expertise; multilingualism; focus on Africa and the Mediterranean in terms of global challenges: climate and energy, cities and mobility, health, cultural heritage, digital transformation.

Eight European universities

CIVIS includes eight universities: Aix-Marseille Université (France), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece), University of Bucharest (Romania), Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain), Sapienza Università di Roma (Italia), Stockholm University (Sweden), Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (Germany).
More about CIVIS.

The European Universities Initiative

Five more Swedish universities participate in various projects that have received funding through the European Commission’s “European Universities” initiative: Stockholm School of Economics, KTH the Royal Institute of Technology, and the universities in Linköping, Lund and Gothenburg. Out of 54 applications received, the European Commission has selected 17 projects involving 114 higher education institutions from 24 member states.

More about the “European Universities” on the European Commission’s web site.