BIP for PhD. Students – Call for proposals | Charles University – “Central Europe: What unites and divides us" 21-25 November 22

I. General information

The CENTRAL Network primarily promotes cooperation in the fields of teaching, research and support for young researchers. In connection with the opening of the second stage of the cooperation, CENTRAL announces a special topic followed by further activities. Each of these topics has had wider social or political importance, especially within the context of Central Europe. The goal for academics or PhD. students from different countries, backgrounds and areas of study is to come up with multilateral ideas and solutions. The theme is “Central Europe: What unites and divides us”. The purpose of the meeting is to connect senior academics with Pd.D. students and together try to discuss the problems of Central Europe - specifically what unites or divides us. The whole event will be divided into six sessions led by selected academics. They will start with a lecture on the topic. This will be followed by a workshop in which each student will have to give a paper of about 15 minutes, followed by a debate moderated by the selected academic.

The CENTRAL BIP for PhD. students aims to bring PhD. students and selected senior academics from the CENTRAL member universities together. A virtual meeting of all participants will take place approximately two weeks before the workshop. The content will include a lecture by a leading academic on the topic of Central Europe. It will be an overall reflection on Central Europe, which should still inspire students for further discussions in their personal encounters. At the end of the lecture, the topic can be further developed in the discussion and students can clarify the main ideas for their presentation.

The main workload for students will be preparing a 15 minute paper to present in a face-to-face session. At the same time, they will have to answer questions that will arise from the debate of all present at the event under the guidance of the academic. As this will be a general question on the development, history and present of Central Europe, the student should have the knowledge and competence to place their paper in a more general context. The quality of presentations and active participation during the debate will also be evaluated. The evaluation will be carried out by the participating academics.

II. Date / Venue

BIP – virtual

November, 2022 (tbc)

BIP – physical

November 21 – 25, 2022


Charles University, Prague


III. Topics based on the given topic

Virtual component

Series of lectures


Additional program


IV. Financing under the Erasmus+ rules

  • travelling and accommodation expenses: will be covered by the sending institutions
  • catering and rental expenses for seminar room, additional program, remuneration to CU employees and foreign lecturers: will be covered by hosting institutions


V. Application

Applications have to be submitted before the deadline via e-mail directly to the responsible person at your University or to using the application form. Applicants can be only Doctoral students.

VI. Evaluation procedure

Each university selects 5-6 PhD. students.

The assessment of applications will involve:

  • Selection based on abstracts on the given topic
  • Description of the planned activity and contribution


VII. Programme:












9,00 - 10,30



Lecture and discussion

Lecture and discussion

Lecture and discussion



Cofee break




11,00  - 12,30

Welcome and Introducing CENTRAL

Student Workshops I

Student Workshops III

Student Workshops V

Clossing remarks







14,00 - 16,00

Tour of the university

Student Workshops II

Student Workshops IV

Visit of selected faculties


Additional Programme

Welcome dinner


Tour of Prague (Central Europe and Prague)

Farewell informal dinner



VIII. Terms

Opening the Call

September 1, 2022

Deadline for submitting a proposal

September 23, 2022
October 06, 2022

Notification of successful researchers

September 30, 2022



BIP Application Form