Intensive Programme

Intensive Programme (5 ECTS)

All Euroculture students from the partner universities meet with each other and faculty during a week-long intensive course at the end of the second semester. The IP is structured according to the four fields identified in the first semester, and its aim is to deepen the knowledge and understanding obtained in that semester by joint discussion and reflection. The IP-theme changes annually on the basis of current issues. It is also a strong intercultural group experience. Furthermore, it gives students the chance to engage with faculty and students in an international setting, allowing them to discuss the papers they prepared and to receive feedback on their proposals for the Master thesis. The IP also provides an opportunity to improve one’s foreign language skills and intercultural competence. Students bear only the cost of travel to and from location of the IP programme.

The main characteristics of the Euroculture programme, multilingualism, interdisciplinarity, transnationalism and specifically European cultural studies become especially apparent during the IP.
Before the IP, Euroculture students have to write a paper related to the IP-theme, that changes annually. During the IP, the Euroculture students will present their papers, and workshops of collaborative groups on specific case studies of European and international significance will be offered. Group work, public lectures, excursions and seminars are also part of the IP.
The Career day has been established as an integral part of the IP, to integrate former students and external experts into the IP in order to help students better prepare for their job search after graduation.

The IP has three main objectives:

  • To meet and interact with other Euroculture consortium participants during a seven-day intensive course.
  • To synthezise in a problem-oriented platform the content and methodologies taught during the first and second semester course units.
  • To pave the way for the third and fourth semester filled with methodological, competence-based, and research-intensive modules.

Locations & Topics of Intensive Programmes: 

  • 2017 Jagiellonian University in Krakow | Organised by University of Strasbourg Visions of Europe | 25 June – 01 July |IP Themes & Statement
  • 2016 Palacky University in Olomocu | Organised by University of Udine
    Ideals and Ambiguities of Human Rights in Europe, Past and Present
    19-25 June | IP Themes & Statement | IP Reader + List of Articles
  • 2015 Palacky University in Olomocu
    Uses & Abuses of the Past
  • 2014 Jagiellonian University in Krakow | Organised by Uppsala University
    European Environments: How a New Climate is Changing the Old World
  • 2013 Jagiellonian University in Krakow
    Resistance, Resilience & Adaptation: Understanding a Changing Europe
  • 2012 Deusto University, Bilbao: Cultural Citizenship & European Identity: Envisaging Challenge
  • 2011 Göttingen: Europe: Space for Transcultural Existence?
    2010 Groningen: Europe Between Europeanisation & Globalisation
  • 2009 Olomouc: Unity and Variety in the Perception of European Cultures.
  • 2008 Krakow: European Heritages and Collective Memories.
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  • 2007 Strasbourg: Difference or Discrimination? The challenges of a multicultural Europe.
  • 2006 San Sebastian: Space and Power in Europe: Culture, Communication and the Politics of Identity.
  • 2005 Udine: Borders in an Enlarged EU: Barriers or Bridges?
  • 2004 Gent: Images of Europe. Inside and Outside Perceptions
  • 2003 Göttingen: European Transformations; Transformations of Europe.
  • 2002 Uppsala: Regionalism and Nationalism in an Integrating Europe.
  • 2001 Groningen: Cultural Constructions of European Identity in the 21st Century.
  • 2000 Uppsala: The Cultural Impact of Migration in Europe.