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Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie RISE application ‘PRUV’ (Preparedness and Resilience to address Urban Vulnerability) has been approved

15 October 2015

Globalisation Studies Groningen announces that its Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie RISE application ‘PRUV’ (Preparedness and Resilience to address Urban Vulnerability) has been approved. GSG, the interfaculty research institute of the University of Groningen, together with its partners University College Dublin, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universidad de Deusto, Universitas Gadjah Mada, as well as private partners Concern Worldwide, Future Analytics and Plan International Limited will engage in interdisciplinary research on present day urban vulnerabilities worldwide. Aim is to develop a new comprehensive paradigm to sustainably address urban vulnerabilities through progressive conceptualization and techno­logical innovation.

The grant comprises €1,200,000 for the full consortium, € 700,000 of which is awarded to Groningen. Next to organising workshops and the creation of an interdisciplinary innovative research design, the main use of these monies is to create staff and PhD mobility to the partners. Staff from all faculties in Groningen, active in the areas of sustainability, social geography, demography, law, public health, religion, philosophy, economics, governance and political institutions, humanitarianism, education, social inclusion and exclusion, big data and technological innovation, are eligible for short term and longer term mobility towards the consortium partners. PRUV thus contributes to the interdisciplinary strength and visibility of the main research priorities of the University of Groningen, especially Sustainable Society. For more information: or .

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