The European Union supports cooperation within the alliance. From 2016 to mid-2019, the project “Eucor – The European Campus: cross-border structures” is co-financed by the Interreg VA Upper Rhine Programme of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for a total of 2 million euros.
As part of this project, structuring measures are being implemented within the European Campus to create optimal framework conditions for cross-border cooperation in research and teaching. These measures include:
- analysis of the regional profile in terms of science and research;
- joint planning in terms of structure and development;
- improvement of the framework conditions for the joint hiring of advanced scientific staff;
- the promotion of an internationally oriented course offering;
- the development of new teaching and support offers;
- help with entering the labour market;
- promoting cross-border mobility and interculturality;
- the design of a common external representation.
In 2019, the doctoral training programme “Quantum Science and Technologies at the European Campus” (QUSTEC), set up by the EGTC Eucor – The European Campus, also received funding from the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme of the European Union. In this context, the EGTC obtained 4.2 million euros from the EU. Co-financing is provided by partner organisations, namely the universities of Basel, Freiburg im Breisgau and Strasbourg, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) as well as IBM Research – Zurich, in order to host 39 doctoral students in the field of Quantum Science and Technology for a period of 48 months.