Sustainable Horizons

Sustainable Horizons -allianssin perustaminen perustuu Euroopan tutkimusalueen (European Research Area -ERA) and Euroopan koulutusalueen (European Education Area - EEA) tavoitteisiin ja se pyrkii kehittämään tutkimuksen synergioiden laatua, jotta pystyttäisiin paremmin vastaamaan globaaleihin haasteisiin ja mahdollisuuksiin tutimukseen linkittyvässä koulutuksessa.
Yleinen tavoite on vahvistaa eurooppalaista dimenisoita useista näkökulmista, kuten eri alueiden ja instituutioiden näkökulmasta. Allianssi keskittyy erityisesti alueellisen kestävän kehityksen näkökulmaan. Hanke on kaksivuotinen 1.9.2022-31.8.2024. Hyödynsaajina ovat erityisesti opiskelijat ja nuoret tutkijat, heidän tulevaisuuden näkymien ja toimintamahdollisuukisen parantaminen kehittämällä älykästä kyvykkyyttä sekä tutkimus- ja innovaatiotoimintaa.
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Horizon Europe
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Circular Economy
The Sustainability Horizon Alliance aims to become as a reference in Open Educational/ Science/Citizen resources by making material documents and research data available, and by increasing our share of open publications, a central player in open information in Europe. Several established open science initiatives and policies, are already establish among Alliance partners through which it provides services and support for students, researchers to practice open strategies. The Alliance repositories (UAlg, SAPIENTA, UHU Arias Montanto, UTB DSpace, and all the other similar initiatives from the partners BUVSA, LAB, LUBS) from the Sustainable Horizons will be also working together to guarantee an Open Educational, Open Science and Open Citizen Science resources Policy.
Realisation of goals
Economic/Technological: Increase 2% of Public and Private/Business investment in research in different HEI regions from WiDC in 2023 (synergy with PRR COVID Recovery Plans)

Scientific: New breakthrough scientific discovery on sustainability based on PhD thesis supported increasing the scientific performance of HEI of WidC with at least 20 scientific papers published one from each PhD candidate supported in open access in top cited scientific publications (Associcated partners from the Africa and South-America are involved).

Societal: Lower CO2 Climate impact in campus/region by activities like planting native plants and trees and develop of a sharing platform to incentive ecobike use etc. . Increase literacy about sustainability science in replicate effect in neighborhoods

To have established HEI WidC roadmaps and plans concerning crucial aspects:
-Researchers support
-Open Assess
-Inclusion and Gender balance
-Research data management
-Citizen science
-Green Deal
-Geographic/Internationalization Priorities
-Technology Transfer Offices -IP rights
-Academia/Business Links,
in network with HighPC HEI

20 PhD candidate trained
20 CEO of companies included in academia-business events
10 new HEI from Africa, Asia and south America in the network as associated partners
20 Secondary students acted as reviewer of science communication papers
More 10% Local citizen aware of sustainability concept and its importance to have a safe and just space for humanity respecting nature and planetary boundaries
5% more of research products of Alliance WidC HEI in Open Access (OA publications, OA data set, repositories)
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