Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dr. h.c. Jörg Becker
(spokesman of the board)

Welcome to the web page of the WWU Centre for Europe,

with the Lisbon strategy, the EU has set itself the goal of making Europe one of the most competitive regions of the world. To achieve this goal, we need international and interdisciplinary research in collaborative research projects at European and national level. With the establishment of WWU Centre for Europe in December 2015, the University of Münster is active in Brussels, to support the internationally active WWU researchers in positioning themselves in the EU funding landscape. The goals of the WWU Centre for Europe are the pooling, support, justification and encouragement of all Europe-related activities at the WWU. Find out more about our activities, our members and our current EU-funded projects. You can also have a look at our brochure about EUropean Research at the WWU Münster to explore the various possiblities.


Seed funding for EU project proposals (Seed Funding EU@WWU)

With the seed funding programme for EU project proposals (in German: Anschub EU@WWU) the Rectorate of WWU Münster supports researchers who promote the visibility of the university in the field of EU research. For the preparation of WWU coordinated EU joint project proposals and MSCA consortia proposals, the seed funding Anschub EU@WWU is available upon application.

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Solidarity with Ukraine

Rathaus Münster mit EU-Flagge und Ukraine-FlaggeThe WWU Centre for Europe, as network within the University of Münster, feels deeply connected to Europe and democratic values.  

Thus, we are profoundly shocked by Russia's unwarranted attack on the Ukraine and deeply concerned for the lives and well-being of our friends and colleagues, as well as all people in the Ukraine. The attack undermines academic values and the freedom of research and teaching, which are the basis of our academic activities. It violates the sovereignty and peace of the country. Our solidarity goes to all the people, families and communities who have to suffer from this attack, which is contrary to international law.


#ScienceforUkraine #StandWithUkraine #UnisStandWithUkraine

Katrin Bergener

WWU-EU Lunch Talks

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Together with safir, the European Research Services GmbH and the International Office, the WWU Centre for Europe would like to encourage a regular exchange on EU research at the WWU. The aim of the meetings is to enable an exchange of experience, promote networking within the university and ultimately also to contribute to increasing the chances of success of future EU applications with WWU participation.

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Open Access

After a pilot action in FP7, Open Access was anchored as a general principle in  Horizon 2020. In principle, scientific publications in the context of a project funded by Horizon 2020 must be provided free of charge and publicly accessible online. The University of Münster supports researchers with services around Open Access publishing, including e.g. financial support. More information as well as contact persons for specific questions can be found here.