New project ideas to tackle societal challenges

Project with UNITE! involvement selected

2020/12/18 by

The Constructive Advanced Thinking (CAT) initiative aims to foster networks of excellent early career researchers committed to developing new ideas in order to understand and tackle current or emerging societal challenges. One project that arose from a UNITE! collaboration is among the selected projects.

CAT was incubated within NetIAS in 2019 and is supported by 11 European Institutes for Advanced Study (IAS). The programme provides travel funds for an international and interdisciplinary teams of three to five early career researchers, possibly including a stakeholder, in order to advance constructive thinking and stimulate discussion.

In the latest call for applications, three innovative, young ideas have been selected, among them:

Jochen HACK (PI – TU Darmstadt), Carlos Oliveira Cruz (Universidade de Lisboa), Rieke Hansen (Hochschule Geisenheim) & Andrea Nóblega Carriquiry (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona): „Socio-ecological reshaping of European Cities and Metropolitan Areas”

The origin of this project is a collaboration between Jochen Hack and Cristina Matos Silva from the UNITE! partners TU Darmstadt and Universidade de Lisboa.

Further information on the CAT-Website