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Culture heritage enhancement and the role of migration

Explore the past & present on the enhancement of european cultural heritage and its relationship with the real economy using recent methodologies (GIS) in this area with particular reference to the contribution that migration has brought over time

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CIVIS focus area
Society, culture, heritage
Open to
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • PhD
Field of studies
  • Social Science and humanities
  • Short-term
Course dates
13-18 june 2022

Culture has become an essential resource: new cultural practices are one of many consequences of the emergence of a definition of heritage even wider together with the role of migrations which take some new aspects. The aspect of migration connected to cultural heritage is innovative and concerns the influence of generations of migrants who settle their customs, ways of making culture that enriches the heritage and the territory in which they live in the cities, and places of reception.

COVID19 pandemic is bringing about changes in this field with the use of technology and digital tools (big data and artificial intelligence) that could have a sure role in relaunching this sector as well as deepening knowledge for an enhancement and conservation of traditions and heritage, that is important for the city, the region, the state, a country.

Main topics addressed

  • Heritage
  • European institutions
  • Migration
  • Sociology
  • Demography
  • GIS
  • Design and Culture

Learning outcomes

The CIVIS Summer School aims are the following:

  • Learn how to use resource heritage and to enhance it
  • Learn socio-economic impacts at different levels and in the long term and what migration brings for the affected territories
  • Create an international ground of knowledge
  • Exchange knowledge in the field culture heritage between CIVIS and non-CIVIS Universities
  • Create a common teaching methodology

The major results should be the following:

  • Teaching methodology could become similar in every participant University
  • An absolute novelty will be the realization together with the students of the Summer School to prepare a digital platform that will be implemented and maintained in time.
Language: English (B1) Dates: 13 - 18 June 2022
Format: blended Contact point:
ECTS: 5* Location: Rome, Italy
Individual workload: 40 hours Duration of the course: 1 week 

* The recognition of ECTS depends on your home university. 

This CIVIS course will have a duration of 1 week. A maximum of 32 international CIVIS students will be accepted in the course in a total of 40 students.


This CIVIS course is open to Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD students.

A B1 level of English is required. 

Application process

Students from our member universities should send their CV and a cover letter indicating their motivation to attend the student week in cultural heritage 2022.

Non-CIVIS Applicants should send their CV and a cover letter indicating their motivation to attend the student week in cultural heritage 2022 and may also apply, subject to a €300 fee covering all tuition and an ECTS certificate.

The CV and cover letter (attached here) should be sent to this email address ( by 20 April 2022.

A committee of participating professors will evaluate participants, based on workshop performance and participation (80% online and 20% in-person) in the CIVIS course. Selected students will be notified on 1 May 2022.

General Eligibility Criteria for CIVIS Courses

Applicants need to be enrolled at their home university in order to be eligible for selection and participation.  If uncertain about your status at your home university (part-time or exchange students etc) please check with your home university’s website or International Office. 

Applicants who will be receiving other Erasmus funds for the duration of the course are not entitled to funding. Participation in the course may still be possible under “zero-grant” status, but applicants should contact their home university in order to confirm this. 

A list of links and contacts for each university can be found in this Q&A.

GDPR Consent

The CIVIS alliance and its member universities will treat the information you provide with respect. Please refer to our privacy policy for more information on our privacy practices. By applying to this course you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

  • Ambrosetti Elena – Professor of Demography
  • Bouffer Sophie - Director of the Mediterranean House of Human Sciences
  • Celata Filippo – Professor Economic Geography
  • De Rose Alessandra - Professor of Demography Chairholder UNESCO
  • Deriu Fiorenza - Professor of sociology
  • Lucibello Sabrina - Professor in Industrial Design
  • Marin Brigitte - Director of studies at EHESS
  • Mourlane Stephane - Agrégé in history, Doctorate in contemporary history,
  • Mussino Eleonora - Associate Professor Demography
  • Palacios Santiago - Profesor Contratado Doctor LOU, Historia Antigua, Medieval, Paleografía y Diplomática
  • Sanna Venere Stefania – RtdA Economic Geography
  • Strangio Donatella – Professor of Economic History
  • Tenzer Helene - Associate Professor in International Business.