Call – Blended Intensive Program

University of Beira Interior, 3rd edition

Do you want to be an active member of the European project?

This opportunity is for YOU!

The University of Beira Interior organizes from the 23 rd October to 27 th October 2023 the 3rd edition of an intensive course dedicated to the topic of citizenship and European Identity, with a special focus on the theme: Ukraine – political, cultural and social approaches.

This course aims to contribute to the study of Ukraine at a time when the country is facing aggression that threatens its sovereignty. Ukraine’s rapprochement to the Western world represents an opportunity to reshape the political framework of the European Union, and it is therefore important to address the political, cultural and social dimensions of the country.

The initiative takes place within the scope of UNITA’s “Citizenship and European Identity” working group, an alliance of European universities committed to promoting and valuing regions located in mountainous and cross-border areas.

This is the time to experience a truly international week, immersing yourself in the culture of the Portuguese countryside.

We are waiting for YOU!

Main INFO:

  • In-person course: 23 -27 October 2023 (Covilhã, Portugal)
  • Online work: 1-15 October 2023 (synchronous and asynchronous classes; interactive forum; essay presentation)
  • ECTS awarded: 3 ECTS (depending on attendance and a final essay)
  • Language of instruction: English (minimum B1 level)
  • Number of students from West University of Timisoara/PFC: 4
  • Participant profile from PFC: Students from International Relations and European Studies; Public Administration, Political Sciences (BA or MA level).

What we offer:

  • Scholarship: 490€ (paid by West University of Timisoara within the Erasmus short-term mobilities programme)
  • Cultural visits
  • Entry to the Covilhã museums
  • Pedagogical material
  • Certificate
  • An amazing tasting of regional products (the best cheese in the world)
  • A unique multicultural experience

Not included

  • Trip to Covilhã (from Lisbon and Porto we can explain the better way to arrive to Covilhã, a bus or train ticket will cost 20€ maximum)
  • Accommodation (double room occupancy in the student dorm, walking distance form the venue of the Course – to be paid by participants from the Erasmus scholarship)
  • Meals / other personal expenses (to be paid by participants from the Erasmus scholarship)

Application: Send your CV (in English) + Cover letter (1-2 pages in English with your study goals and motivation to attend the course) + screenshots from student web with all your grades and ECTS for all study years until now, to: until 11 September 2023, 6:00PM.

Important condition: students should be able to comply with the selection criteria available for Erasmus short term mobilities (following the internal PFC selection, students will be financed by a short-term Erasmus mobility).