2021 Euskampus Missions 1.0. Programme



The COVID-19 post-pandemic period requires joint forces to move towards more resilient, sustainable and equitable societies. This global challenge implies jointly facing a series of scientific, technological, economic, social and political challenges that require complex cooperative responses.

Post COVID-19 Europe will be more ecological, more digital, more resilient and better adapted to current and future challenges in so far as we take on the proposal to add value in this direction. The complexity of these challenges requires joint actions to be fostered, using innovative approaches that go beyond disciplinary dynamics and focus on offering specific solutions to certain problems, while generating new opportunities to create a better world.

In the current scenario, Euskampus Fundazioa is launching the "Euskampus Missions 1.0" 2021 Programme to support and catalyse collaborative projects between its trustee entities and others that provide complementary capacities. Said projects have a high potential for scientific, technological, economic and social impact and are aimed at specific challenges related to the capacity to evolve towards more resilient, equitable and sustainable societies, and to promote the sustainability and recovery of the oceans.

Following the first experience with the Euskampus COVID-19 Resilience programme launched in 2020, which already pointed in this direction, the “Euskampus Missions 1.0” 2021 Programme aims to align the research, innovation and training capacities with the social and political priorities in the local, European and global context (RIS3, Green Deal, Digital Era, SDGs) in order to foster more resilient societies and the sustainability and recovery of oceans. More specifically, the choice of these themes seeks to promote the participation of all Research Groups and teaching staff, including those from the field of social and human sciences which, in collaboration with groups from other disciplines, put forward innovative projects from the point of view of their research purpose and the interdisciplinary and systematic methodology and approach.

Considering this formula, projects will have to comply with some minimum requirements:

  • Each project shall require the participation of at least two research groups from any Euskampus Institution (UPV/EHU, Tecnalia, DIPC or the University of Bordeaux).
  • Project leadership will be undertaken by two Euskampus Institutions.
  • Euskampus Institutions will be the direct beneficiaries, exclusively, although other partner institutions may participate in the project as long as they are part of the Basque Science, Technology and Innovation System (SVCTI) and/or come from New Aquitaine.
  • The projects shall clearly identify a challenge that they will respond to and its possible social impact.
  • The deadline for applications shall end on 15 December at 17:00h.

You may download the general description of the Programme and the general terms and conditions for the tender here.

The application form for joint research projects is available here.

The application form for educational research projects is available here.

Through this Programme, Euskampus Fundazioa aims to contribute to the development of initiatives that generate opportunities to orchestrate joint responses to major challenges.

The process will be resolved on February 28, 2022.