IEREST seminar in Leuven

IEREST Seminar
Strategies for integrating intercultural learning in student mobility

09.00-17.00, Thursday, 4th June 2015

Monseigneur Sencie Institute, Faculty of Arts, KU Leuven
Erasmusplein 2, 3000 Leuven

The seminar
Every project faces the challenge of making a lasting impact beyond the project cycle itself.  For instance, in the case of IEREST, one strategy has been to explore ways of integrating the intercultural learning modules within the regular activities of HE institutions. Another strategy has been to actively involve students, teachers, and international officers from outside the project consortium. During this one-day seminar, representatives from the current IEREST project and from several past European projects on intercultural education will exchange views and experiences with the participants in order to identify the key to securing more sustainable project results in this field.

Programme (download the programme).

9.00:   Arrival and Registration
9.15:   Welcome and overview of the day
               Bart Van Den Bossche, KU Leuven
               Ana Beaven, University of Bologna
9.30:   The IEREST project: Looking to the future
               Basil Vassilicos, KU Leuven
10.00: IEREST strategies for making a lasting impact
           1. Mainstreaming: Integrating IEREST in regular academic programs and mobility tracks
               Jan Van Maele, KU Leuven
           2. Multiplication: Building an IEREST ally partner network
               Sara Ganassin, Durham University
           3. Stretching: Making IEREST transdisciplinary
               Claudia Borghetti, University of Bologna
11.00: Coffee break
11.30: Experiences and legacy from past intercultural education projects
           1. ISBI (Integral Student Support in Internationalisation, 2010-2012)
               Inge Vervoort, Thomas More Kempen
           2. CEFcult (Online assessment of intercultural communicative competence, 2009-2011)
               Kamakshi Rajagopal, Open Universiteit
12.30: Wrap-up and look ahead
               Ana Beaven, University of Bologna
13.00: Lunch
14.30: Dialogue tables on exploitation strategies
         Strategy 1: Mainstreaming
               Neva Čebron, Univ of Primorska
         Strategy 2: Multiplication
               John Osborne, Univ de Savoie
         Strategy 3: Stretching
               Luisa Bavieri, Univ of Bologna
15.30: Roundtable “Towards recommendations for project exploitation”
               Facilitator: Roger Janssens, KU Leuven
               Participants: Miguel Gallardo (AEGEE-Europe), Irina Golubeva (AEDE-Hungary), John Osborne (Université Savoie
               Mont Blanc, Chambéry) , Bart Van Den Bossche (KU Leuven), Inge Vervoort (Thomas More Kempen), a representative
               from the European Commission (EACEA)

16.30: Concluding comments
               Jan Van Maele, KU Leuven
17.00: Farewell drink

Language of seminar

Registration and conference fee
- All participants should register for the seminar HERE by Monday 25th May 2015
- Please note that there is no participation fee associated with this event thanks to co-financing by the European Commission

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