University of Warsaw 4EU+ Alliance

Members of the 4EU+ Alliance:

University of Warsaw (Poland)

Charles University (Czech Republic)

Heidelberg University (Germany)

Sorbonne University (France)

University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

University of Milan (Italy)

A European University

The 4EU+ Alliance is among the consortia selected for funding in the first pilot ‘European Universities’ call for proposals, launched as part of the 2019 Erasmus+ programme. Out of 54 proposals submitted in response to the call, the European Commission selected 17 European University alliances, which will obtain funding for their projects to become the ‘European Universities’ of the future. The EC press release >>


Important dates
  • 10th March 2018 – the Alliance was conceived by Charles University, Heidelberg University, Sorbonne University and University of Warsaw. The 4EU partnership was formally established with the signing of a joint declaration in Paris
  • October 2018 – the University of Milan and University of Copenhagen joined the consortium in the last quarter of 2018, the Alliance thus becoming 4EU+
  • 17th January 2019 – rectors of the six institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Heidelberg in January 2019
  • 28th February 2019 – the 4EU+ Alliance submitted an application in the Erasmus+ “European Universities” dedicated call
  • 26th June 2019 – the 4EU+ Alliance was selected as a pilot ‘European University’
  • 7th-8th November 2019 – 4EU+ participated in the kick-off event of the European Universities Initiative which took place in Brussels



The 4EU+ mission is to develop a barrier-free and continuously deepening cooperation in education, research and innovation within the Alliance. Through this collaboration and working in partnerships, the Alliance serves society to the highest level with our core values, e.g. academic and research freedom, collaboration in an interdisciplinary approach, integrity, creativity and openness, and internationalisation.


More than 100 joint research, education and staff competence development project proposals have been put forward, with the majority of them being rooted in the 4EU+ Flagship Programmes:

  • Health and demographic change in an urban environment;
  • Europe in a changing world: Understanding and engaging societies, economies, cultures and languages;
  • Transforming science and society by advancing information, computation and communication;
  • Biodiversity and sustainable environment.
4EU+ Mission Statement
4EU+ leaflet
4EU+ brochure (PL/EN)
Newsletter of 4EU+ Alliance


Additional information


Important links


the 4EU+ website:

the 4EU+ Twitter account:

the 4EU+ Facebooku account:


Office for International Research and Liaison – coordinates the UW contribution to the 4EU+

Press Office – responds to media enquiries

Flagship Coordinators at UW
  • Dr. Catherine Suski-Grabowski – Flagship 1 “Health and demographic change in an urban environment”
  • Prof. Anna Wojtyś – Flagship 2 “Europe in a changing world: Understanding and engaging societies, economies, cultures and languages”
  • Prof. Agnieszka Świerczewska-Gwiazda – Flagship 3 “Transforming science and society: Advancing information, computation and communication”
  • Dr. Julia Pawłowska – Flagship 4 “Biodiversity and sustainable development”




Imagining the Future Festival

Students, doctoral candidates and academics of the 4EU+ Alliance member universities can now submit proposals for the Science and Culture Festival “Imagining the future” that will take place in June at Sorbonne University. The call for proposals closes on 29th January.


The festival’s guiding principle “Imagining the future” offers a range of four themes to explore the multiples social challenges and changes of our time. The four topics are offered:

  • “Nature: what are the futures for Humanity? To build new relations and a new “contract” between the human being and his environment”,
  • “The human being of tomorrow: extended, assisted, modified, pushed? From development to repair”,
  • “Art, culture and heritage: Which roles in the societal transition? To create in the world of tomorrow”,
  • “Individual liberties and civic rights: which perspectives? To invent the society of tomorrow”.

The project proposals must favour interactions with the public by giving an advantage to dialogues and participation, especially with a younger audience (e.g. 15-18-year old).


They can vary in forms: from meetings (roundtable, debate, flash conference (20’maximum), through experiments (pedagogical workshops, demonstration, item building, etc.), exhibition (collection, works, photography, artwork, etc.) to artistic performance and contests.


Find out more >>

Due to COVID-19 situation the workshop Le pouvoir en écritures dans l’Europe humaniste: fin XIVe – début XVII siècles”, organised within Flagship 2 project “Humanism, from the late Antiquity to the 21st Century/L’Humanisme européen: questionnements de longue durée”, that was planned to take place in

Villa Finaly, Florence, on 30th September – 4th October 2020, has been postponed. It will be held on 27th-30th May 2021.

2nd edition of UW mini-grants: Selection results

4EU+ joint educational projects: Second call for proposals


UW team among the winners of the first 4EU+ UHCC

4EU+ Online Annual Meeting