The world is now more connected and more global than ever before and the needs of our society are changing accordingly. New technologies are arising and with them new challenges that can only be faced with synergic alliances between different societal actors. European university alliances are now emerging as a means to embody collaborative efforts and provide solutions to our future problems.
TORCH is the research arm of CHARM, a university alliance that aims to explore new venues for the university of the future with a focus on pressing issues: climate change, sustainability, gender gap, inclusion and equity. How do we intend to address these topics that are in the policy agenda of all countries? We aim to provide a flexible and useful channel by not only transferring scientific knowledge from University to society, but also by involving societal partners. To construct this new future we envision, universities have to enable civil engagement, promote citizen science and establish a positive dialogue with stakeholders. This is the mission of TORCH. And as a starting point, in our alliance, we will coalesce forces to address three main impending sustainability global challenges: WATER, FOOD and HEALTH.
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The event brought together the European University Alliance projects funded under H2020 SwafS call, including the case of the CHARM-EU R&I dimension and focused on building synergies in Open Science and societal engagement.
CHARM-EU featured in the European Research Area and Innovation Committee’s ’Triangle Task Force’ Guidelines Paper
ERAC – European Research Area and Innovation Committee – released a research evaluation in context of Open Science and gender equality on the 2nd of June 2021 in Brussels, Belgium. The aim of the report is to provide stakeholders, who are involved in the reform of research evaluation, with guidelines designed to foster Open Science and gender equality.
Following the first open session of Coimbra Group, the annual conference held on the 17th of June 2021, discussed the sustainability of the European University Alliances.