2020 – Cultural Encounters

‘Cultural Encounters: Perspectives on Populism’ is a 10-week course, where participants learn from expert academics and practitioners through an original lecture series. But more importantly, participants get the chance to exchange ideas and share perspectives with peers in online intercultural group session.

Interactive Open Online Courses provide youth with the opportunity to learn both with and from their peers across cultural contexts and national boundaries. The facilitated online meetings are organized around relevant skill-building activities and discussing dynamic content provided by expert academics and practitioners.

Join this unique learning experience in 2020! 

Overview

  • Dates: 9 March – 17 May
  • Duration: 10 weeks 
  • Language: English 
  • Deadline to apply: 24 February

A new wave of anti-establishment politics and populist voices are gaining power around the world. Their often nationalist agendas claim to represent the will of the people and many feel a connection to this form of politics. 

Yet, what is the impact of this development on issues concerning migration, policies about borders or minority rights? Does it influence our sense of belonging, or the way we relate to each other in our increasing super-diverse societies? And does it affect processes of exclusion and our views of the ‘other’? 

Explore all of this and more, together with students from other countries and diverse cultural backgrounds.

Stimulated by video lectures from expert academics and practitioners, participants exchange ideas and perspectives as well as engage in an interactive assignment that brings the online experience to the offline reality.

See the COURSE OUTLINE for a weekly breakdown of the topics and more >

 

How it works

Check out this video to learn more about the format of this course:

 

Who can join

This course is open and free of charge to anyone between 18- 30 years old and is a resident in or with the nationality off, one of the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Project countries.  Eligible participants can apply individually online (go to the section ‘Apply’). 

We offer support and consultation to partnering organisations that would like eligible students, volunteers or affiliates to take part in Interactive Open Online Courses. Please contact our partnerships team below for more information.

Apply

The online application for eligible participants will start soon!

This course is open and free of charge to anyone between 18- 30 years old and is a resident in or with the nationality off, one of the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Project countries.  Make sure you receive the latest information on how to apply by contacting us through this form:

Partnership Enquiries

Interactive Open Online Courses provide youth with the opportunity to learn both with and from their peers across cultural contexts and national boundaries. The facilitated online sessions are organized around relevant skill-building activities and discussing dynamic content provided by expert academics and practitioners.

If you are interested in offering this course to your students, volunteers in your organisation, or other eligible participants, please contact us. We are happy to offer more information and discuss possible partnership arrangements.

Please contact Senior Partnerships Officer Dr. Sophie Millner: sophie@sharingperspectivesfoundation.com

Or complete this form to receive more information:

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Our courses

Interactive Open Online Courses provide youth with the opportunity to learn both with and from their peers across cultural contexts and national boundaries in facilitated online meetings alongside relevant skill-building activities and dynamic content provided by expert academics and practitioners. These courses combine the deep impact of intercultural exchange with the broad reach of online learning to allow more young people to have meaningful intercultural learning experiences as part of their formal or non-formal education. Interactive Open Online Courses are part of Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange. This project provides an accessible, ground-breaking way for young people to engage in intercultural learning.

 

An innovative learning experience

Participants in the interactive courses are provided with the opportunity to:

  • Engage with youth from different countries, cultures and backgrounds in a virtual classroom;
  • Discuss topical themes on technological innovations, social identity and culture;
  • Learn from expert content and materials;
  • Improve language and communication skills;
  • Build 21st-century skills that improve employability, including the ability to work in a virtual and intercultural environment;
  • Gain an Erasmus+ digital badge and become an Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange alumni.

 

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange

This Interactive Open Online Course is part of the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange project and as such produced under a contract with the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, financed by the Union’s budget. The opinions expressed are those of the Sharing Perspectives Foundation, our partners and participants only and do not represent the European Commission’s official position.

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