Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups to boost CARPE collaboration

On May 17, 2021, a group of research and development experts from the CARPE network gathered for the pre-launch of CARPE Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

The establishment of CARPE Special Interest Groups follows the Steering Committee’s decision in December 2020 to create content-driven networks for CARPE colleagues to promote European research and innovation collaboration among the CARPE partners. The CARPE SIG’s are led by experienced experts in their education and research areas.

The online pre-launch event introduced the SIGs, their leads and co-leads to each other and kicked off the collaboration which is expected to pave way for more high-quality research results and activity, such as joint Erasmus and Horizon projects within the CARPE network.

The SIGs will collaborate with specific research and development topics relevant to all CARPE partners. By intensifying collaboration around common global challenges, CARPE is also taking an active step forward in contributing to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The CARPE SIGs are led by experienced experts in their respective research areas and welcome all like-minded CARPE colleagues to join forces in tackling current challenges through enhanced research collaboration. Our Special Interest Groups:

Are you interested in CARPE collaboration and joining one or several SIGs?

Please email the lead and co-lead of the SIG(s) you want to join and ask them to add you on their mailing list and/or virtual work environment.

You are welcome to share information about your own expertise and current projects on the SIG topics and give suggestions for future collaboration.

"For many years, we’ve found ourselves discussing how to bring our cooperation to the ‘next level’, but now I think we’ve done it in just five months by setting up these SIGs and finding the most experienced members to lead them."

A member of the steering committee, Rector Vesa Taatila from Turku UAS is convinced that the SIGs will bring a welcomed boost to the CARPE network.