Abolishment of encryption Odysseus program and emphasis on excellence receives full support from VARIO
Today, VARIO published its advice on the 'BA2019 Programme Decree'. In this advisory letter, the Council fully supports the decision to allocate 100% of the resources on the basis of excellence for the new Odysseus call that will be organised in 2020, and thus to move away from encryption, whereby 80% of the resources are distributed among the universities according to a distribution key. This is completelly in line with the message in its Memorandum 2019-2024; the principles of excellence, cooperation, interdisciplinarity and internationalisation must be at the forefront of any funding and evaluation model. VARIO also proposes to carry out an ex post evaluation, in which the impact of the Odysseus programme is examined.