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Developing sustainable and intercultural cities for social and educational integration of citizens, migrants, and refugees

Explore a transversal and integrative social and educational approach to develop environmental, economic, social, sustainable, healthy, and intercultural cities

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CIVIS focus area
Cities, territories and mobilities
Open to
  • Master's
  • Phd
Field of studies
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Social Science and humanities
  • Environmental sciences, Urbanism, Geography
  • CIVIS Hub 4
Course dates
27-29 June

This CIVIS Summer School is part of the academic and training activities of a project that focuses on developing transversal strategies for the social and educational integration of citizens, migrants, and refugees in sustainable and intercultural cities. The project scope applies a transversal and comparative approach and integrates field experts from education for sustainable development, teacher education, engineering, architecture, geography, applied linguistics and public education policy as articulatory axes to examine current European needs and challenges.

Main topics

  • Education for sustainable development
  • Teacher bilingual education
  • Educational Innovation and Research
  • Engineering and Digital technology
  • Architecture
  • Geography
  • Applied linguistics & Intercultural Pragmatics
  • Public education policy

Learning outcomes

  • Be acquainted with environmental, social, sustainable, healthy, and intercultural factors in Europe
  • Gain strategies to develop a transversal and integrative social and educational approach to integrating citizens, migrants, and refugees
  • Be aware of linguistic, cultural, and social diversity in present-day society in relation to social conflict
  • Understand linguistic, social, and educational phenomena as creative, cross-disciplinary, and intercultural factors in society
Location: Stockholm, Sweden Format: physical
Duration of the course: 3 days ECTS: 1* 
Contact: Language: English (B2)
Contact hours: 25 hours Student workload: 5 hours

*The recognition of ECTS depends on your home university. 

A maximum of 8 international CIVIS students will be accepted in the course for a total of 20 students.


This CIVIS course is open to Masters' and PhD students at one of the 10 CIVIS member universities with an academic background related to the CIVIS course.

A B2 level of English is required.


Attendance and active participation in the Summer School Workshops will be assessed.

Application Process

Interested students should fill in this online form by 2 May 2022.

Selected students will be notified by 10 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.

Researchers from Department of Education, Stockholm University

  • Michael Håkansson
  • Ali Osman
  • Meerri Hellstem
  • Helena Reierstam
  • Petros Gougoulakis
  • Annica Källebo
  • Adrian Rexgren

Researchers from the Faculty of Geography, University of Bucharest

  • Andreea-Loreta Cercleux, Interdisciplinary Center of Advanced Research  on Territorial Dynamics (CICADIT)
  • Ioan Ianoș, CICADIT
  • Elena Bogan, CICADIT
  • George Secăreanu, CICADIT
  • Cosmina-Andreea Manea¸ CICADIT

Researchers from Faculties of Education and Humanities, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

  • M. Dolores Ramírez-Verdugo, Faculty of Education, UAM-TeLL Research Group
  • Jesús Romero-Trillo, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English Philology
  • David Puertas-Ramirez, UAM-TeLL Research Group                                                                                           
  • Julián G. Mangas, UAM-TeLL Research Group
  • Elena Augusto, Faculty of Education, UAM-TeLL Research Group
  • Maria Puertas, UAM-TeLL Research Group
  • Alexandra Balakleets, UAM-TeLL Research Group

Invited Researchers

  • Mohamed El Edeisy, Department of Architecture and Design, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Sophie Ioannou-Georgiou, European University of Cyprus