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Showcase event encourages more staff to get involved in European collaborations

07 Nov: Prof George Christou, DPVC Europe, hosted a Europe Showcase event, attended by over 70 colleagues and supported by International Strategy and Relations (ISR) and Research and Impact Services (RIS). Summing up the event George said;

“Warwick is a European university at heart and our partnerships and networks can support and strengthen your research and teaching. If you are interested in building a learning community or a research network via EUTOPIA, accessing our fantastic facilities in the Warwick Venice Centre, applying to the Horizon Europe funding programme, or simply want to discuss a collaboration idea, please get in touchLink opens in a new window. “

photos from showcase event

Dr Luca Mola, Academic Director, outlined the opportunities available through our new Warwick Venice Centre, which is available for staff and partners to book all year round to host lectures, seminars, summer schools and research events. He says,

"My dream is to transform this place from a teaching space, to a specialist teaching AND research space, to setup collaborations with other universities and institutions across Italy, across Europe and across the world."

We first opened a base in Venice in 1967 and our new centre at the Palazzo Giustinian Lolin will be used by partners, researchers and other disciplines over the coming years so that it becomes a space for the whole university to benefit from. Speaking at the event, Faculty of Arts Chair Prof Rachel Moseley explained how much History and History of Art students had benefitted from a Warwick base in Venice, and encouraged all colleagues from all disciplines to take advantage of this centre;

"This is an incredible opportunity for our entire University to make use of our fabulous new home right in the heart of Venice".

During the event Lelia Buretia, EU Research Development Officer, Research and Impact Services, provided an update on the European funding landscape following the UK’s decision to associate to Horizon Europe, followed by a panel discussion where academic colleagues shared their experience of winning European funding and offered advice to prospective applicants.

For those who missed the event and are keen to learn more about collaborating in Europe, you can find information and resources at: