The purpose of the CIVIS Intensive Programs: CIVIS Student Week/Student Days/School (IP:CSW/CSD/CS) is to enhance collaboration among the partner Universities of the CIVIS alliance, bringing together their scholars and students. Accordingly, the principal aims of the International week/International days are:
- to increase student mobility,
- increase the recognition of our partner institutions among our students and academic staff,
- offer a concentrated educational experience over a short period of time,
- promote the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and discussions on specific topics, instigate new thoughts and animate debates,
- expose visiting students to the academic and cultural experience of the host university,
- cultivate an international mentality among students,
- create bonds among partner institutions, academics, and students, offer networking opportunities,
- support structuring learning/research collaboration or strategies,
- become the largest annual extracurricular educational event on campus for the CIVIS partners.
- as a signature event, promote the CIVIS brand among the academic community of the alliance.
The participants of the CIVIS Student Week/Days may be:
- Professors from the host University.
- Visiting professors from the CIVIS partners.
- Invited speakers (local stakeholders).
- Local students at bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD levels (to be defined ad hoc).
- Visiting students from the CIVIS Universities at bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD levels (to be defined ad hoc).
- Open to non-CIVIS audience.
Depending on the total duration of the event, it may be formulated as:
- Intensive Programs: CIVIS STUDENT WEEK: if extending to five (5) days
- Intensive Programs: CIVIS STUDENT DAYS: if extending from two (2) to four (4) days.
- Intensive Programs: CIVIS SCHOOL: One (1) or two (2) weeks or any other period of days within (e.g. 10 days).
- Blended Programs: if including physical and virtual mobility. The virtual mobility part has no duration limit.
- Each IP:CSW/CSD/CS can be proposed for 1 edition.
The IP: CSW/CSD programme should:
- Be related to one of the 5 themes of the Alliance:
- Cities, Territories, Mobilities
- Climate, Environment, Energy
- Digital & Technological transformations
- Society, Culture, Heritage
- Include, to the extent of possible, themes cultivating bridges between Europe, the Mediterranean, and Africa.
- The IP: CSW/CSD programme may include the key feature event, plus a combination of any of the following:
- Lessons or lectures by both local and visiting professors from the partner universities on the theme of the IP: CSW/CSD/CS (key feature event).
- A key-note speech.
- Student papers presentations – individually or in teams (these would suppose prior preparation at the home University, under the guidance of a Professor participating in the IP: CSW/CSD, corresponding to specific guidelines to be set up by the co-organizers, such as a set number of pages/words, proposed topics, etc).
- Workshops involving academics & students.
- Round-table discussions.
- Visit a local institution related to the field of studies.
- Combine theory and practice, by including some fieldwork, laboratory work, experiments or practice.
- The programme may take place in a blended format (digital & physical)
- The programme is encouraged to focus on an interdisciplinary approach, by inviting also academics and students from different scientific fields to participate.
- The programme is encouraged to include also guest speakers from government departments, non-governmental organizations, local, regional or national political representatives, decision or policymakers, the business world, and civil society to present their views on relevant issues.
- The programme is encouraged to allow for time for questions and discussion among participants and students.
- A mixed curriculum would comprise a set number of hours of lectures, practice, and study – to be defined ad hoc.
- If possible, include tests-exams-evaluation of the knowledge acquired.
- If possible, the IP: CSW/CSD/CS events/lectures could be broadcasted-streamlined, to be followed also online.
Language of the International Week/Days/School
The suggested primary language of lectures/workshops is English.
With seven major languages spoken in the alliance and English as lingua franca, CIVIS invests in linguistic diversity, a key issue in the globalization process. CIVIS Alliance aims at enabling by 2025 most of our students, researchers and staff to master at least two foreign languages beside their mother tongue after completing their training at a CIVIS university. Therefore programmes in one of CIVIS member-universities languages are eligible.
The Programme may offer opportunities to explore local culture, by engaging also local students as guides.
- Proposals for the organization of IP: CSW/CSD should be submitted by June 30th, 2021.
- Submission should be done:
Online application guidelines
Step 1: CIVIS online application platform
Step 2: Account creation
- Click on “register” at the top right-hand corner and create an account.
*Please note that the e-mail address associated with your account will be used for any future communication about this call.
N.B. If you have already used a SMApply application system, your email address may be recognized and you will then just need to enter your password (instead of creating an account). You can use the reset password function if necessary.
- Upon creating your account, you will receive an email confirmation to finalise the registration process. Click on the green button to validate your account.
Step 3: Project submission
Once you have registered and logged in, you will now be able to apply and submit your project proposal.
- Click “apply” and complete the application form with the required information. You can upload additional documents if you wish to do so.
*Please note, once you have submitted your application you can no longer edit it. You can however view it by clicking on “preview”.
- You will receive an automatically generated email receipt from the application system when the application is submitted correctly. Please check your inbox and SPAM folder to ensure you have successfully submitted your project.
- You may follow the progress of your application by logging onto the platform.
If you encounter any technical problems, please contact our Operations team at email@example.com Step 4: Let us know your feedback!
We are working on improving the operational processes of current and new calls for proposals through a variety of new technological tools to ensure a smooth, reliable and enjoyable user-experience process.
Don’t hesitate to give your feedback to our CIVIS IT Officer, Mr David Touzot: firstname.lastname@example.org