FORTHEM Labs for Research, Education and Innovation

Labs are FORTHEM’s expert networks that consist of teams of researchers, students and external partners that work together to address pressing societal challenges in Europe. Labs seek external partners to join their ranks to make sure that the creation of knowledge is not handled solely by the academic community, but by involving a wide range of societal actors in the process as well. Your organization can collaborate with Labs and benefit from them by e.g. providing internship opportunities to students, or by contributing to an output that you deem important to your organization’s mission.

If you or your organization want to learn more about Labs and their themes, click here. If you are interested in joining a Lab or want to know more about them, you can contact the respective Lab’s local coordinator at your home university. The contact details of the Lab coordinators can be found in the descriptive pages of each Lab, behind the link.


Participation in Civic Engagement Projects welcome!

The main objective of FORTHEM alliance, financed by the European Union, is to support the interaction between universities and external partners. Within the FORTHEM alliance a call for Civic Engagement projects has been started. The aim of this call is that FORTHEM student teams promote and manage volunteering and education projects for development, solidarity and awareness in collaboration with NGOs or other local associations. FORTHEM Alliance gives the opportunity to the alliance students to develop and implement a transnational project linked to the goals of the Agenda 2030 of the United Nations.

The NGOs or other local associations wanting to become part of FORTHEM community are invited to submit cooperation proposals to any of the FORTHEM offices listed below:

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Jyväskylän yliopisto

Latvijas Universitāte

Università degli studi di Palermo

Université de Bourgogne

Universitat de València;

Uniwersytet Opolski