Overcoming Divides for a Green Global Europe

Within the newly established Future of Europe Digital Lab (FEDL) Program, the World Society Foundation (WSF) and the Council for European Studies (CES) are calling for proposals on the topic: “Overcoming Divides for a Green Global Europe”.

The theme for the 2022 FEDL Program engages with how the digital divide interconnects with the rural-urban divide to produce different capabilities and differentiated solutions in addressing and mitigating climate change in Europe. In particular, the project is interested in fostering a dialogue between Global South and Global North to learn from the Global South in the shaping of a future Europe that is more sustainable, equitable, and just.

Issues that may be addressed by papers include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

  • What role does the digital divide between rural and urban areas play in the designing and outcomes of climate action planning?
  • How do the answers to the first question vary when we compare the Global North with the experience of the Global South?
  • What can the Global North learn from the Global South in this debate?


  • Applicants must be a two-people team (one person from the Global South and one person from the Global North). ONE application per team.
  • The Global South scholar must be habitually based in the Global South (temporary visiting professors/post-docs currently in the Global North are eligible)
  • All must have already received their PhDs.
  • PhDs must not have been received more than 5 years prior to the submission deadline

Application Requirements:

  • Description of the research project (750 words) that explains how pertinent the project is to the 2022 FEDL theme and how it advances the state of knowledge on the topic. The proposal needs to 1) clearly state the main argument(s); 2) convey a sense of the answers to questions posed; 3)offer a concrete methodological approach.
  • Concrete explanation of how the work conducted is interdisciplinary (500 words)
  • Provision of a PDF for one previously published single-author article in a peer-review journal, written in English (one for each person in the duo team).


  • Submissions will be accepted from Friday, September 24 until October 30, 2021
  • The selection committee will notify applicants about its decision by January 15, 2022.

Once admitted in the FEDL, Fellows will be expected to provide:

  • An initial concept proposal for a book chapter (2-3 pages): Due by February 1, 2022
  • A EuropeNow digest piece (1500-2000 words): Due by March 1, 2022
  • Book chapter (or special issue article) will be due by June 1, 2022 to be considered for the Writing Award

Please find information of this Call in the Following Link

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