THE HECSOs SUMMER PROGRAMME ON COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT 2024
Language Instruction: English
Course Duration and Location: 5 days in Torino, Italy (3-7 June 2024) + 2 policy workshops in your Region of departure (the first will take place in May and the second by the end of June), online training.
Credit Hours: 4 ETCS
The Community Engagement Summer Program, based on the results of the Erasmus+ HECSOs project (https://hecsos.eu/), aims to equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to effectively engage with communities, build relationships, and empower individuals and groups to take an active role in shaping their communities. This course will explore various community engagement models, communication strategies, and practical approaches to fostering community participation and collaboration.
With this aim, the Summer Program will consist of three moments of training: two Regional Policy Workshops and one summer school in Torino. The summer school departs from a series of practices of community engagement implemented in Torino to ground a reflection on the potentials and challenges of these models and on the skills/tools crucial for developing effective processes of engagement with different target groups. The visits to local organizations will then be followed by in-class lectures. The students will gain insights from experienced practitioners and academics on the challenges and potentials of engaging with communities. The students will apply the acquired knowledge in ad-hoc Policy Workshops.
Students will be required to complete an online training prior to the start of the summer program.
This Summer school is a LTTA activity foreseen by the HECSOs, a project financed by the European Union, Erasmus+ Program.
Who can apply:
To be admitted students must:
- Be currently enrolled in a university course.
- Be resident in one of the Hecsos project countries: Austria, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Romania, Spain.
- Hold a bachelor’s degree or higher qualification or being on track to graduate (*) in Natural/Hard Sciences (Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics) or in Social Sciences (Anthropology, Communication, Economics, International Relations, Law, Management, Pedagogy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology) or in Humanities (History, Languages, Literature, Philosophy, Theology).
- Prove English language proficiency.
Selected participants can have access to scholarships to cover travel and accommodation expenses during the Summer School in Torino.
For further information on application procedures, please refer to your national contact person, from the following list: