Why a Review?

Over the past two centuries, reviews have significantly shaped Europe’s cultural and intellectual landscape. These publications have provided a platform for cultural dialogue, original thinking, and trans-frontier collaboration, leaving an enduring legacy on European thought and discourse. 

Although social media channels and streaming platforms emerged as dominant forms of communication in contemporary society, there is still a significant place for reviews in shaping an intellectual debate. They remain an original component of contemporary cultural life in Europe. Social media and streaming audiovisual channels provide unprecedented access to daily shortened information and misinformation; EUTOPIA bets for length, depth and rigour to provide a nuanced and critical analysis of issues understood in their complexity. Intellectual reviews help counterbalance an increasingly divisive public discourse. 

The EUTOPIA Review is also a place to showcase renewed and creative ideas and to provide a space for discussion while facilitating collaborative, cross-disciplinary and research-based approaches. Bringing together voices across Europe and the world will give a perspective on critical issues and contribute to shaping the European policymaking process. In areas such as humanities, science and technology, where abrupt shifts often present complex ethical and societal challenges, the publication could help bridge the gap between theory and practice.

The EUTOPIA Review also aims to promote greater collaboration between our ten universities and six global partners, growing a more engaged, vibrant intellectual community by encouraging a sense of shared identity and expertise. We aim to publish high-quality, original research and scholarship focusing on interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. We seek to facilitate a broad range of perspectives and voices, with scholars and researchers from different countries and cultures working in various languages and academic traditions. The review will prioritise articles that reflect academic excellence, rigour, and originality standards. It will also encourage contributions that challenge established disciplinary frontiers and seek to break new ground regarding theory, methodology, or empirical analysis. 

The EUTOPIA Review combines essays on different topics, interviews, and articles dedicated to science diplomacy as one of the main tools of our international cooperation.

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Publishing director
Balint Marko, Vice-Rector, Babeș-Bolyai University

Deputy publishing director
Luciana Radut-Gaghi, Vice-President, CY Cergy Paris University

Armando Uribe-Echeverría, Head of the EUTOPIA Impact & Dissemination Unit

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Editorial Board 

Balint Marko
Babeș-Bolyai University

Karin Vanderkerken
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Roland Hinterholzl
Rector’s delegate 
Ca’Foscari University of Venice

Luciana Radut-Gaghi
CY Cergy Paris Université

Roswitha Böhm
Technische Universität Dresden
Mette Sandoff
University of Gothenburg

Boštjan Markoli 
University of Ljubljana

João Amaro de Matos
NOVA University Lisbon

Helena Ramalhinho
Pompeu Fabra University-Barcelona

George Christou
Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor
The University of Warwick

Contributors to the Issue n. 1 (2023)

Emrah Atasoy
Emrah Atasoy, an Associate Professor of English, is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie EUTOPIA-SIF COFUND Postdoctoral Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study, working at the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick, UK. As part of his fellowship, he is currently a visiting Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University’s Department of English, US, from February 2024 to May 2024. He served as a visiting scholar at the University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, from September to November 2023 and at the University of Oxford’s Faculty of English Language and Literature from September 2021 to September 2022.
Emma Björner
Emma Björner, PhD, is a researcher in marketing at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Emma is the coordinator of an EUTOPIA community on tourism and experiences. She is affiliated with the Centre for Tourism and the Centre for Consumption Research. Her research focuses on the branding and development of sustainable places, destinations and organisations, with a focus on co-creation, inclusion, digitalisation, culture and food. Emma has published several articles and book chapters on these topics and presented her work at various international conferences. content.

Eva Maria Jernsand

Eva Maria Jernsand, PhD, is a researcher and lecturer in marketing at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She is the coordinator of an EUTOPIA community on tourism and experiences and is affiliated with the Centre for Tourism, a transdisciplinary research centre with over 20 years of tourism research. Her research interests include sustainability, place branding, experiences, innovation, design, inclusion, and co-creation. She enjoys working in close collaboration with the public, private and idea-based sectors. Eva Maria has published in journals such as Tourism Recreation Research and Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, books on tourism experience and community-based tourism management, and is the editor of a book on tourism, knowledge, and learning. She teaches master’s courses such as Marketing Case Analysis, Marketing in the Service Economy, and Blue Economy.

Lučka Kajfež Bogataj
Lučka Kajfež Bogataj is professor emeritus at the University of Ljubljana. Her research areas include biometeorology, climate change impacts on ecosystems and human wellbeing. Her expertise as a climate scientist is internationally recognised, and she was, as a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2002-2016), the joint recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. She was also a member of the Steering Committee for the Global Climate Observation System at the World Meteorological Organisation. In 2016, she became a member of the UNESCO Expert Group on the Declaration on Ethical Principles in Relation to Climate Change. She was listed among Women Who Inspire Europe in 2012 by the European Institute for Gender Equality. She has shared her expertise at many national and international conferences and in various media.

Carla Lancelotti
Carla Lancelotti graduated in Archaeology at the University of Bologna and, after a Master’s in Archaeological Science at the University of Milan, she obtained a PhD in Archaeobotany from the University of Cambridge. In 2014, she co-founded the Culture and Socio-Ecological Dynamics research group, recognised by the Catalan Agency for Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR) as an excellence group. In 2017, she was awarded a Starting grant from the ERC to work on the role of drought-tolerant crops in long-term resilience and adaptation to drylands (RAINDROPS ERC-Stg-2017, 759800). She is currently co-vice president of the Institutional Committee for Ethical Review of Projects at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (CIREP) and part of the Group of Experts on Climate Change (GEC) for the Barcelona City Council. From 2022, Carla is the director of the Centre for Studies on Planetary Wellbeing at Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Ariadna Moreno Gay
Ariadna Moreno Gay graduated in Chemical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, complemented by a Master’s degree in Industrial Management and Innovation from Uppsala University in Sweden. Over the past years, Ariadna has been managing projects in the field of health innovation, global health, and planetary health and is now committed to advancing holistic well-being on a global scale, being involved in planetary wellbeing activities at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Thus, she is currently working as a Project Manager at the Centre for Studies on Planetary Wellbeing at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Also, Ariadna is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Medical Anthropology and Global Health at Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona to continue expanding her expertise and deepen her understanding of the complex interplay between health, culture, the environment, and society.

Éric Piaget
Éric Piaget is the Science Diplomacy Coordinator for EUTOPIA. He is also a researcher at the United Nations University’s Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies, where he focuses on various facets of modern diplomacy. In the latter half of 2022, he served as Chair of the EU Science Diplomacy Alliance along with Luk Van Langenhove. Prior, he worked for the Swedish government, a human rights NGO, and a leading EU think tank.
Chiara Rinaldi

Chiara Rinaldi is a researcher at the Agrifood Management and Innovation Lab, Department of Management, Ca’Foscari University of Venice, Italy. She joined Ca’Foscari in 2021 after spending more than five years at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her research interests focus on sustainable place development and management strategies, such as place branding, place marketing and tourism in food and wine. More recently, her research explores twin transitions in agrifood. She published several articles on these topics and presented her work at various international conferences.

François Taddéi
François Taddéi is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique, has a doctorate in genetics and is director of research at INSERM (French National Institute of Health and Medical Research). He has received numerous scientific awards, notably for fundamental research and educational innovations. A recognised specialist in evolution, he campaigns for interdisciplinary approaches. He set up in Paris the Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire (CRI)—now the Learning Planet Institute—to explore and promote new ways of learning, teaching, doing research and harnessing collective intelligence.