Re:ERUA is an ambitious project which aims at developing the research trajectory of the ERUA project.

In this project, we will set up an Engagement Strategy for the fields of research and innovation and build our capacity for its implementation within our Alliance. We intend to eventually unite all of our domain-specific strategies within this framework, including innovative teaching and learning.

The “engagement angle” is our ambitious way to implement the ERUA’s research strategy and ensure the global coherence of its outlook. As reform universities, a key motivation to map our trajectory towards the engagement approach is its potential to sharpen our critical edge, which is a core mission for each ERUA member. Collaboration with non-academic stakeholders is a crucial source of renewal and creativity for us and a means to assess existing processes and priority areas of development, test new ideas and ensure that we are indeed contributing continuously to the advancement and prosperity of society.

To achieve the goal of establishing an Engagement Strategy for ERUA, we will:

  • identify thematic and methodological convergences between the members of the alliance interrogate innovation through the lens of engaged research analyse the dynamics of co-creation processes at various interfaces, in order to foster human capital for Europe develop an Open Science toolbox as a crucial enabler for our engagement strategy.

Eventually, we will launch pilots and study cases to gather evidence about pathways to impact (internal and external) and models that might foster our institutional trajectory. The impact of these pilots and test cases will be assessed as the main criterion for evaluation and dissemination.

WP1 - Management and Coordination

The coordination and management tasks have the will :
– to design and implement a transparent and engaging governing structure which will unite the university and foster research cooperation ;
– to implement a governance structure for the Alliance research strategy and ensure articulation among ERUA-Erasmus
Contact: Tauvel Baudoin –

WP2 : Engagement strategy for the research & innovation areas

The purpose of this work package is to establish new ways of steering research and fostering new, inventive cooperation formats which means embracing innovation models that focus on sharing knowledge between researchers, students, start-ups and larger companies with a strong focus on sustainable and ethical concerns.

Contact: Arnaud Regnauld  – / Valeria Manzione –

WP3 : Innovation and societal engagement

The aim of this work package is to drive ERUA to foster the engagement for Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) of all sectors’ organizations and citizens through good governance, mutual learning, agreed practices and multi-actor and public engagement initiatives in research and innovation.

Contact: Katia Dupret – 


WP4 : The Alliance as an engine for Human Capital

The objectives of this work package are to develop a common framework for reskilling and up-skilling researchers/scientists and stakeholders, to provide women scientists and minorities with new opportunities, improve their skills connected with innovation and the social management of technology aimed at diversity and nclusion.

Contact: Elena Theodoropoulou – / Eirini G. Papadopoulou –

WP5 : Open Science for Transparent Research and Public Engagement

This work package constitutes the central pillar of the research dissemination strategy that ERUA intends to promote within member universities and the alliance as a whole. It will make possible to take stock of the open Science policy within each university, to assess the strengths, delays and obstacles, to define a shared long-term vision and to implement a real logic of open distribution, to which all stakeholders adhere.

Contact: Anja Oberlaender / Livia Gertis –

WP6 : Sharing infrastructures and resources and develop common structures

This work package aims to create a strong research and innovation community within ERUA by connecting people, networks and resources among the five partner universities and by building shared infrastructures based on common R&I values, knowledge, languages and interests, between and among students, teachers, researchers and non-academic staff.
Contact: Dimitar Trendafilov –