Who we are

Labelled eu4owl the EU liaison officers of four public universities in the region of OstWestfalenLippe (OWL) have joined forces in 2013 in order to promote successful participation in the European framework programme Horizon 2020 and beyond. We meet on a regular basis for exchange of experience and best practice. Several jointly organized events have attracted researchers of our universities as well as representatives of local and regional business. We provide focused service and support to university members by developing material to support the proposal phase and to ensure a professional project management of European projects in view of administration and finance.

We collaborate with other institutions on regional level. From 2014 to 2017 the Federal Ministry for Innovation, Science and Research of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia has funded our network through the project eu4owl – PROMPT with the aim of further professionalising our institutions’ science support structures. Since 2018 we have received funds from the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia as part of the successor project eu4owl PROGRESS.