The main goal is to attract the participation of students from the nine alliance partner universities with the aim of calling for creative ideas about what can be expected at a university of the future. With a competition format, in a bottom-up approach, Unite!4Future will enable student participation by presenting concrete, original and implementable ideas in a video format, that bring added value for all Unite! community. The projects are non-academic, but related to all other aspects of university student experience and daily life on campus. Unite!4Future Programme's
The video proposals should be designed to contribute to the life and activities of the Unite! alliance partner universities and must address at least one of the key topics: Diversity and inclusion; Environment and sustainability; Academic experience, Mobility and Languages or Digitalization. All you have to do is gather a team of students from other Unite! partner universities and prepare a video with your vision of the university of the future. All the information you need is already available in the Unite!4Future Programme's Metacampus space. Once you have your group and the idea materialised in a video you can apply to the Unite!4Future programme within the designated period from the 9th until the 31st of January, 2023.
What's in it for you?
At the end of the competition the winning team will be awarded with:
- Guaranteed participation on the Unite! Student Festival in Lisbon in June/July 2023 (at least 1 student per institution)
- Travel expenses included (travel, accommodation and activities)
- Become part of the Unite! new generation of European students
- Share experiences and multicultural values
- Be part of a wonderful week full of activities including a social programme to enjoy the city
These are the requirements you need to set up your team, build your idea and apply to the Unite!4Future Programme:
- Each team must include students from at least 2 Unite! partner universities
- Students must be full degree students enrolled in at least one of the Unite! Partner universities
- The application must address at least one call topic
- All project activities must be designed with the possibility of being applicable in any of the Unite! Universities.
- The application form must be submitted in English and must include:
- team application form
- project description in video format (10 min max)
How to enroll
Download the (opens in new tab). Unite!4Future applicant guide
Unite! has created a tool that allows you to find colleagues to form a team, Metacampus. Therefore, registration will be carried through the Unite! Metacampus. Previous registration to the Metacampus is required to access the contest's registration, as well as other Unite! courses offered through the platform. Students will be able to contact other students from Unite! alliance partner universities through the Metacampus' . Student Co-creation Unite!4Future Community
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The was launched in 2019 to push for the establishment of a European Education Area by 2025. European Universities are transnational alliances of higher education institutions from across the EU that share a long-term strategy, promoting European values and identity. The initiative is designed to significantly strengthen student and staff mobility and to foster the quality, inclusion and competitiveness of European higher education. European Universities Initiative
In response to a first call of the Erasmus+ Programme in 2019, the first 17 alliances were selected for a 3-year pilot phase to lay the foundations for future European universities. Unite! has been among these first 17. Another 24 alliances followed in the 2nd call in 2020.
Unite!’s new funding starting end of 2022 falls into the calls of the further roll out of the European Universities Initiative. It plans to increase the number of European Universities to 60 with more than 500 universities by mid-2024, supported under Erasmus+ with an indicative budget of EUR 1.1 billion for the period 2021-2027. The aim is to develop and share a common long-term structural, sustainable and systemic cooperation on education, research and innovation, creating European inter-university campuses where students, staff and researchers from all parts of Europe can enjoy seamless mobility and create new knowledge together, across countries and disciplines.”