Call for participation 4EU+ MICROBS

«Biodiversity, sustainability in the agro-food system» - 4EU+ course

The project aims to set up a dynamic and multidisciplinary new curriculum that will offer specific micro-credentials to students in each university partner. The topics addressed will be biodiversity and sustainability of the food systems and their implication in the society. The biodiversity of crops, animals, pests, microbes etc. that contribute to food production, is a valuable component in the global push towards circular & sustainable — more efficient, resilient and less wasteful — agro-food- farming systems.

The course is organized into three main blocks:

  1. Teaching (April – May 2022) – 30 hrs, blended course

  2. Practical lab (May-June 2022) – 35 hrs, in one of the partner universities

  3. Tutored project/Teamwork (July 2022) – 2 weeks, research-oriented activities

The project is also organized into 3 pillars:

  • Biodiversity, Sustainability & Resource-saving

  • Innovative solutions and mitigation strategies

  • Economy and society

All seminars from all pillars will be recorded and stored in a Moodle platform. Students can watch them at any time.


April-July 2022


May-June June 2022 (for details see below)


Milan, Paris, Prague, Copenhagen

Application deadline

15 April 2022

How to apply?

Students interested to apply should send their CV and motivation letter (1-page max) to:

Charles University

Application deadline: 15 April

University of Milan 

Sorbonne University

Application deadline: 29 April; ;


University of Copenhagen

University of Warsaw


Students will attend one workshop in one of the partner universities according to the following calendar:

  • Paris: May 16-20, 2022

  • Prague: May 23-27, 2022

  • Copenhagen: June 20-25, 2022

  • Milan: will be specified

Please note: each location can welcome a maximum of 12 students. Students will be asked to indicate their 1st and 2nd choice and ranked after an evaluation of the teaching block.

Admitted students will be awarded a 4EU+ allowance for travel and accommodation expenses.