The CELSA Service to Society Award is the first international award of its kind within Europe. It honors
faculty that have gone beyond the professional exercise of their duties and had a significant and positive social impact, based on their academic work. This impact can consist of special care for the weakest segments of the population, special attention for social, economic or cultural impact, special efforts for spreading the information to the general public etc.
Rok Zupančič personally witnessed the war in Yugoslavia, ‘the politics’ marked his life: personally and professionally. Understanding why conflicts happen, how they could have been prevented and what can be done for people in post-conflict societies afterwards have not left his thoughts for almost three decades: as a kid, then as a journalist specialized for conflict reporting, and now as an academic. In the last few years, when he – more by coincidence than a strategic plan – encountered the bodies of literature, which peacebuilding scholars rarely read (e. g. neurobiology, neuroscience, social psychology), he started believing that scholarship in ‘his field’ could benefit immensely, had it borrowed the recent insights on functioning of anxieties and methodological tools from the mentioned fields.
CELSA was founded in April 2016 by 7 old and famous universities in 4 innovative European cities: Budapest, Leuven, Ljubljana and Prague.
European collaborative projects in the framework of Horizon2020 or its successor.
Research support staff and knowledge transfer officers will gather for meetings and workshops on pre-award strategies for participation to Horizon2020
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