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Una Europa Chairs

The Una Europa Chairs initiative is one of our key initiatives to attract talent from around the world to collaborate with us. By attracting outstanding academics from the Una Europa partners and beyond for visiting professorships, the Una Europa Chairs will further raise our profile on a global scale, deepen our activities and cement different kinds of mobility, within our network and beyond. With the Una Europa Chairs, we would like to advance research, training and programme development in higher education by acting as bridge-builder between academia, civil society, local communities, researchers and enterprises.

Role of the Una Europa Chairs

The visiting professors, or Una Europa Chairs, are expected to carry out research, to teach in physical, virtual or blended mode and – optionally – to design activities for and with civil society. The positions are foreseen for a short fixed-term period (less than one year) and funded by an external stakeholder. Hosted by one of the eight Una Europa partners, the individual Una Europa Chair holder delivers his or her activities at the host university, but carries out mobility activities (physical or virtual) to at least 2 additional Una Europa universities.

Examples of Una Europa Chairs' Activities


  • ‘Traditional’ teaching at university or schools;
  • Adult education;
  • Digital formats such as webinars or MOOCs.


  • Joint publications;
  • Joint applications for funding;
  • Seminars, workshops, conferences;
  • Joint evaluation of proposals

New ideas and creative re-combinations of these options are warmly welcome and we strongly encourage the involvement of non academic partners or companies.

Next steps

We are piloting the Una Europa Chairs initiative in the Una Europa focus areas. We are actively seeking fundraising opportunities with potential funders. The main topic and focus of the Chair's activities are to be defined by the funder, in close collaboration with the Una Europa Self-Steering Committees.

How to get involved?

Are you interested in supporting our collaboration in the Focus Areas by contributing (financially or conceptually) to the Una Europa chairs?

Are you interested in applying to work in another field or at another Una Europa partner?

As more detail on the calls for funders and calls for applications becomes available, we will keep updating this website. In the meantime, you are also invited to contact us with your questions and reflections.

The European Commission support for the production of Una Europa content does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors. The European Commission is not liable for any consequences stemming from the reuse of any and all publications of  Una Europa.

The Una Europa Chairs are one of the Joint Innovative Formats developed under the 1Europe project.

Contact information

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