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- Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange
With the end of 2018 in sight, we want to provide you with an opportunity to reflect on some of the big questions of the past year. Join us in this Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange, for an intercultural experience with youth from all over Europe and the Southern Mediterranean.
In this series of four conversations, participants will explore together what the impact of these themes has been on your personal lives, your communities or countries. You will be invited to share your opinion on these current issues and hear how your peers in other countries think and feel about it.
Dates Nov 26 - Dec 21 2018
Duration 4 weeks
Application deadline Apr 19 2021
10-20 mins of preparation (watching videos)
2 hour online live meeting
10-30 mins of participation on the video platform
You can register for one, or more of the conversations. Each conversation consists of a 2-hour online meeting led by skilled facilitators. In addition, you can connect with your peers and continue the discussion on our video platform, in your own time.
The live meeting takes place on the Zoom platform. Participants receive a link to join the meeting. To inspire a lively and diverse discussion, we invite participants to watch some bite-sized, thought-provoking videos before the online live conversations. During the online meeting, trained facilitators will foster an open, inclusive and engaging conversation!
All you need is a computer, an internet connection, a working mic and webcam and a healthy dose of curiosity!
In addition to English, these conversations can be offered in Arabic if enough applicants express interest.
This course is open and free of charge to anyone between 18- 30 years old who is a national of or a resident in one of the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Project countries.
The application process is closed.
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.
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.
More about 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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