Intercultural Training 2019

It is our great pleasure to announce ELTE's upcoming Intercultural Training for staff members of higher education institutions

WHO?

The programme is targeted to staff members of higher education institutions who work with international students and staff on a day-to-day basis and have at least one-year work experience in this area. Participation will be limited to two persons per (partner) institution.

The language of communication is English.

WHEN?

20th-24th May 2019

WHERE?

Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Education and Psychology

Kazinczy Building (KAZI) 1075 Budapest, Kazinczy u. 23–27.

WHAT?

The training program aims to promote intercultural communicational skills and competence especially for those who engage in intercultural encounters in their everyday work, who have a lot of experience but feel that they need to further develop their skills to be more successful.

The research- and experience-based program gives an insight into intercultural communication and intercultural competence while embedding it into a broader context of intercultural sensitivity, intercultural and intergroup relations. Besides analysing the cultural characteristics of communication, the main factors of intercultural competence, the underlying psychological mechanism of the encounter with the different other, it places a special focus on identity, introduces the close relations between culture and human interaction, provides an introduction to intercultural learning as well as to the functioning of ethnocentrism, prejudices, and stereotypes. The program also introduces possible strategies and means of developing an intercultural perspective and increasing the efficiency of intercultural communication. The training will also build on the intercultural experiences of those who work with international students and staff in higher education.

Participants who meet all the requirements will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the training.

HOW TO APPLY?

The electronic registration form is available from the 17th December 2018 to the 15th February 2019. We do not accept applications after the deadline.

The application form will include questions about motivation as well as will request the applicant’s CV.

Selection Process

The applications will be assessed based on the applicant’s motivation letter and professional CV. Our International Office and the Institute of Intercultural Psychology and Education (IIPE) will value the applicant's own contribution to the training (eg. in sharing good practices and ideas or willingness for active participation). We will also consider the geographical and linguistic diversity of the group while selecting the participants. All applicants will be notified of the results of the application process. Successful applicants will receive more detailed information with the letter of acceptance.

We accept max. 25 colleagues to the Intercultural Training. In case of great interest, two trainings will be organized.

COSTS

The participation fee is 150 EUR, which includes welcome package, work materials, cultural programs, coffee breaks and farewell dinner. Other costs such as accommodation, lunch and travel are covered by the participants themselves. The list of accommodation and lunch options, the final programme as well as other relevant useful information will be sent to all participants after the selection process is concluded.

REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE HERE

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

Day 1, 20th May 2019, Monday

9.00-10.00

Arrival and registration

10.00-11.30

Training I. Introduction and getting to know each other 

with Ms Anikó Szontágh, institutional Erasmus+ coordinator of ELTE

11.30-12.00

Coffee break

12.00-13.30

Training II. Introduction to culture’s concepts and dimensions, cultural similarities and differences

13.30-15.00

Lunch break - self-arranged

15.00-16.00

Training III. Culture, self and identities

16.30-18.00

Jewish district: walking tour with Haver Foundation

Day 2, 21st May 2019, Tuesday

9.30-11.00

Reflections
Training IV. Intercultural conflicts (personal experiences)

11.00-11.30

Coffee break

11.30-13.00

Training V. Culture shock and cultural adaptation of sojourners, factors influencing international students’ adaptation

13.00-14.30

Lunch break - self-arranged

14.30-15.30

Training VI. Erasmus experiences 

16.00-18.00

Intercultural sensitivity: projects of non-governmental organizations with Menedék - Hungarian Association for Migrants

Day 3, 22nd May 2019, Wednesday

9.30-11.00

Reflections
Training VII. Stereotypes and prejudice

11.00-11.30

Coffee break

11.30-13.00

Training VIII. Gender stereotypes and gender roles

13.00-14.30

Lunch break - self-arranged

14.30-15.30

Training IX. Social sensitivity

16.00-18.00

Guided visit and tour in the Hungarian Parliament

Day 4, 23rd May 2019, Thursday

9.30-11.00

Reflections
Training X. Intercultural communication

11.00-11.30

Coffee break

11.30-13.00

Training XI. Intercultural sensitivity

13.00-18.00

Meeting with coordinators - networking

18.00-22.00

Danube River cruise and Farewell dinner with ELTE international coordinators 

Day 5, 24th May 2019, Friday

9.30-11.00

Reflections
Training XII. Good practices: preparation, reception and following-up exchange students

11.00-11.30

Coffee break

11.30-13.00

Training XIII. Summary and evaluation

13.00-

Free time for cultural programs - self-arranged 

Recommendations will be sent to all participants after the selection process is concluded.

ABOUT THE INSTITUTE OF INTERCULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION (IIPE)

The Institute of Intercultural Psychology and Education (IIPE) was founded in September 2005 as an independent institute of the Faculty of Education and Psychology at ELTE University. The Institute is engaged in both education and interdisciplinary research. Its goal is to study multi-and intercultural issues from the perspective of anthropology, psychology, education and the sociology of education and to promote the integration of research findings into the training and education of students. It also aims to represent and implement the idea of multi-and interculturalism in partnership and cooperation with other departments at ELTE, and with other Hungarian and foreign colleges, universities, other educational institutions, and NGO's. IIPE launched the first and only Master program in Social Integration (formerly Intercultural Psychology and Education) in the region that aims to train professionals who are able to work with diverse values in a pluralistic society, through their in-depth understanding and knowledge of intercultural psychology and education. Our graduates are becoming professionals who are able to create environments that support the acceptance of different values and help to resolve inevitable conflicts effectively as well as to capitalize on the assets of cultural diversity and intercultural interactions. IIPE's intercultural and social psychologist staff has been conducting anti-bias and intercultural experience-based training programs for more than two decades. One of the ongoing research projects of the IIPE addresses the psychological aspects of international mobility in higher education and the adaptation and acculturation of students studying abroad. Findings of this research will be disseminated at the intercultural training.

May you have any question please do not hesitate to contact us:

Ms Orsolya Pósch
erasmus@elte.hu
+36-1-411-6500/1963

Our practical guide regarding the event will be available here. For further information please check our homepage here.

International Staff Week 2017

It is our great pleasure to announce ELTE's upcoming International Staff Week about the two following topics:

Achievements and New Emerging Challenges of the 30 Years old Erasmus in 2017!

Strategy and innovative solutions (and/or services) in the university libraries

 

WHO?

The programme is targeted to leaders, experts working with Internaitonal Relations at a University and interested in benchmarking of practices and networking with colleagues. Participation will be limited to two person per (partner) institution.

The program is targeted at library professionals with various backgrounds working in the universities or other scientific libraries with interest in sharing ideas, benchmarking of practices and networking with international colleagues.

The language of communication is English.

WHEN?

3rd-7th April 2017

WHAT?

This year programme wil focus on the emerging challanges of the 30 years old Erasmus:
 

  • How to increase effectively students’ mobility numbers?

  • Joachim Wyssling (European University Foundation) Erasmus without paper and Online Learning Agreement

  • Sara Pittarello (University of Padova) International Credit Mobility:
    “Classic” Erasmus with partner countries? application, implementation, reporting, impact & dissemination

  • Employability of mobile students: Benefits of E+ for the future employees


Next to key note speeches the programme contains several workshops, networking and cultural events.

The program will include general information about Eövös Loránd University Library’s, its services, and networks, and visits to the different library units on all university campuses will be organized.

The program consists of presentations by both the hosting team and the selected participants, joint group work exercises and other interactive tasks.

Invited lecturers:

  • Mr Paul Ayris, Director of UCL Library Services & UCL Copyright Officer

  • Ms Kira Stine Hansen, Deputy Director General of The Royal Library, National Library of Denmark; and head of Copenhagen University Library

  • Ms Gyöngyi Karácsony , Debreceni University, University Library, General Director

  • Mr Wolfram Seidler, Vienna University Library and Archive Services, System Libraria

  • Ms Krisztina Egri, Veterinary University of Budapest, Library, Archive and Museum 

HOW TO APPLY?

Prospective staff may choose from one of the two options below:


To participate:
 

The electronic registration form is available from 11th January to the 25th February 2017. We do not accept applications after the deadline.
 

Application form will include questions about motivation as well as will request applicant’s CV.
 

To present:
 

The participation to the staff exchange week will be through the application process only. The application period will be from 11th January to 15th February 2017.
 

The completed application form should include:
 

  • a motivation letter (max. 600 characters)

  • a short introduction to applicant’s own interactive workshop/seminar topic(s) related to the topics of  the staff week (max. 600 characters)

  • the applicant’s CV.

 

Selection Process

The applications will be assessed based on the applicant’s motivation letter, professional CV and (if any) the proposed workshop description(s). Our International Office will value the applicant's own contribution to the staff week(eg. in sharing good practices and ideas or willingness for active participation). We will also consider the geographical and linguistic diversity of the group while selecting the participants. All applicants will be notified of the results of the application process. Successful applicants will receive more detailed information with the letter of acceptance.
 

We accept max. 50 colleagues to the International staff week.

The electronic application form is available NOW until the 15th February!  Please fill out the registration form below.

 

Selection Process

The applications will be assessed based on the applicant’s motivation letter and professional CV. Our International Office and the Directorate of the University Library will value the applicant's own contribution to the staff week(eg. in sharing good practices and ideas or willingness for active participation). We will also consider the geographical and linguistic diversity of the group while selecting the participants. All applicants will be notified of the results of the application process. Successful applicants will receive more detailed information with the letter of acceptance.

 

We accept max. 30 colleagues to the Librarians' staff week.

COSTS

Participation in the scheduled programme is free of charge including welcome reception, cultural evening and farewell dinner. Other costs such as accommodation and travel are covered by the participants themselves.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME for International Relations Staff

Day 1, 3rd April 2017, Monday

18:00-19:30        Welcome reception (Getting to know one another), Introduction of the program

 

Day 2, 4th April 2017, Tuesday

10:00-11:00        Welcome Speech - representative of Eötvös Loránd University

11:15-12:30        Keynote Speeches(with coffee break)

Achievements of the 30 years of Erasmus, New Emerging Challenges of the 30 years old Erasmus:

  • How to increase effectively students’ mobility numbers?

  • Erasmus without paper?

  • International Credit Mobility: “Classic” Erasmus with partner countries? - application, implementation, reporting, impact & dissemination

  • Employability of mobile students: Benefits of E+ for the future employees

12:30-13:30        Lunch

13:30-16:30        Workshop: How to increase effectively students’ mobility numbers? (with coffee break)

Evening: Hungarian folk night with traditional dinner - networking

 

Day 3, 5th April 2017, Wednesday

09:00-13:00   Quick course in Hungarian language and culture & Workshop: Intercultural Training for participants

13:00-14:00        Lunch

14:00-16:30        Workshop: Erasmus without paper?

“Paperless Learning Agreement” – A brand new tool for simplify and harmonize both students’ and admins’ needs for an easy submission

Evening: Alternative walks in Budapest: Szimpla kert and Karaván - first-hand experience given from the founders, through exclusive, private talking experience on the benefits and importance of internationalisation in Budapest; future plans; opinions on the potential and responsibility of a well-known and fancy ruin pub in building connections all around the world between youth, especially for a joined, future Europe.

 

Day 4, 6th April 2017, Thursday

10:00-13:00        Workshop: Employability: The benefits of E+ for the future employees in terms of: international experience, diverse thinking, creativity, team working etc. and how the employers can benefit from it as well?

11:30-12:30        Lunch

12:30-16:00        International Credit Mobility “Classic” Erasmus with partner countries? application, implementation, reporting, impact & dissemination

Evening: Farewell reception

 

Day 5, 7th April 2017, Friday

10:00-11:30        Closing workshop:

Summary and reports of the 5 days’ workshops, closing of the whole program.

 

May you have any question please do not hesitate to contact us:

Ms Anikó SZONTÁGH
institutional Erasmus+ Coordinator
erasmus@elte.hu

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME for Librarians' Staff

Day 1, 3rd April 2017, Monday

18.00-19.30            Welcome reception (evening)

 

Day 2,  4th April 2017, Tuesday

Morning: Quick course in Hungarian language and culture
Presentations:

  • Paul Ayris, Director of UCL Library Services & UCL Copyright Officer Open Science, Open Access and Research Data Management as PI for the EU-funded LEARN project 

  • Kira Stine Hansen, Deputy Director General of The Royal Library, National Library of Denmark; and head of Copenhagen University Library What are our challenges? Strategy and innovative solutions (and/or services) in the university libraries

  • Karácsony Gyöngyi, Debreceni Egyetem Egyetemi és Nemzeti Könyvtár, főigazgató Partnership and Research Support: Key Elements in the Debrecen University and National Library Strategy

Afternoon: Interactive Workshops

Evening: Hungarian folk night with traditional dinner

 

Day 3, 5th April 2017, Wednesday

Morning: Introduction of participating Universities (word caffe) 
Afternoon: 

  • Wolfram Seidler, Vienna University Library and Archive Services, System Librarian Strategieentwicklung und Innovation an der Universitätsbibliothek Wien
  • Ms Krisztina Egri, Veterinary University of Budapest, Library, Archive and Museum  Rethinking the methods of educational in searching for information - Experiences of an educational material development
  • Innovation an strategies in Libraries (By the participants) 

Evening: Alternative walks in Budapest

 

Day 4, 6th April 2017, Thursday

  • 9.00–10.00          Visit the Libraries of ELTE
  • 10.30–11.30         ELTE Library-Faculty of Law
  • 12.00–13.00         ELTE Library-Institute of Slavic and Baltic Languages
  • 13.00–15.00         Lunch
  • 15.00–16.30         Library of Parliament
  • 16.30–17.30         Visit the parliament of Hungary

Evening: Farewell reception

 

Day 5, 7th April 2017, Friday

10:00-11:30        Closing workshop

 

May you have any question please do not hesitate to contact us:

Ms Holda GUTH
University Library
titkarsag@lib.elte.hu
guth.holda@lib.elte.hu


Intercultural Training 2018

It is our great pleasure to announce ELTE's upcoming Intercultural Training for staff members of higher education institutions

WHO?

The programme is targeted to staff members of higher education institutions who work with international students and staff on the day-to-day basis. Participation will be limited to two persons per (partner) institution.

The language of communication is English.

WHEN?

11th-15th June 2018

WHAT?

The training program aims to promote intercultural communicational skills and competence especially for those who engage in intercultural encounters in their everyday work, who have a lot of experience but feel that they need to further develop their skills to be more successful.

The research- and experience-based program gives an insight into intercultural communication and intercultural competence while embedding it into a broader context of intercultural sensitivity, intercultural and intergroup relations. Besides analysing the cultural characteristics of communication, the main factors of intercultural competence, the underlying psychological mechanism of the encounter with the different other, it places a special focus on identity, introduces the close relations between culture and human interaction, provides an introduction to intercultural learning as well as to the functioning of ethnocentrism, prejudices, and stereotypes. The program also introduces possible strategies and means of developing an intercultural perspective and increasing the efficiency of intercultural communication. The training will also build on the intercultural experiences of those who work with international students and staff in higher education.

Participants who meet all the requirements will receive a Certificate at the end of the training.

HOW TO APPLY?

The electronic registration form is available from 9th February to the 9th March 2018. We do not accept applications after the deadline.

The application form will include questions about motivation as well as will request applicant’s CV.

Selection Process

The applications will be assessed based on the applicant’s motivation letter and professional CV. Our International Office and the Institute of Intercultural Psychology and Education (IIPE) will value the applicant's own contribution to the training (eg. in sharing good practices and ideas or willingness for active participation). We will also consider the geographical and linguistic diversity of the group while selecting the participants. All applicants will be notified of the results of the application process. Successful applicants will receive more detailed information with the letter of acceptance.

We accept max. 25 colleagues to the Intercultural Training. In case of great interest, two trainings will be organized.

COSTS

The participation fee is 110 EUR, which includes welcome package, work materials, costs of local travel, cultural programs, coffee breaks and farewell dinner. Other costs such as accommodation and travel are covered by the participants themselves. The list of accommodation options as well as other relevant useful information will be sent to all participants after the selection process is concluded.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

Day 1, 11th June 2018, Monday

9.00-10.00

Arrival and registration

10.00-11.30

Training I. Introduction and getting to know each other 

with Ms Anikó Szontágh, institutional Erasmus+ coordinator of ELTE

11.30-12.00

Coffee break

12.00-13.30

Training II. Introduction to culture’s concepts and dimensions, cultural similarities and differences

13.30-14.30

Lunch break - complimentary

14.30-15.30

Training III. Culture, self and identities

16.00-18.00

Jewish district: walking tour with Haver Foundation

Day 2, 12th June 2018, Tuesday

9.30-11.00

Reflections
Training IV. Intercultural conflicts (personal experiences)

11.00-11.30

Coffee break

11.30-13.00

Training V. Culture shock and cultural adaptation of sojourners, factors influencing international students’ adaptation

13.00-14.00

Lunch break - self arranged

14.00-15.00

Training VI. Erasmus experiences 

15.30-18.00

Getting to know the city with Imagine Budapest - Message walls, or the secret language of the decorations of building in Budapest

Day 3, 13th June 2018, Wednesday

9.30-11.00

Reflections
Training VII. Stereotypes and prejudice

11.00-11.30

Coffee break

11.30-13.00

Training VIII. Gender stereotypes and gender roles

13.00-14.00

Lunch break - self arranged

14.00-15.00

Training IX. Social sensitivity

15.30-18.00

Intercultural sensitivity: projects of non-governmental organizations with Menedék - Hungarian Association for Migrants

Day 4, 14th June 2018, Thursday

9.30-11.00

Reflections
Training X. Intercultural communication

11.00-11.30

Coffee break

11.30-13.00

Training XI. Intercultural sensitivity

13.00-18.00

Free afternoon

18.00-22.00

Danube River cruise and Farewell dinner with ELTE international coordinators 

Day 5, 15th June 2018, Friday

9.30-11.00

Reflections
Training XII. Good practices: preparation, reception and following-up exchange students

11.00-11.30

Coffee break

11.30-13.00

Training XIII. Summary and evaluation

ABOUT THE INSTITUTE OF INTERCULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION (IIPE)

The Institute of Intercultural Psychology and Education (IIPE) was founded in September 2005 as an independent institute of the Faculty of Education and Psychology at ELTE University. The Institute is engaged in both education and interdisciplinary research. Its goal is to study multi-and intercultural issues from the perspective of anthropology, psychology, education and the sociology of education and to promote the integration of research findings into the training and education of students. It also aims to represent and implement the idea of multi-and interculturalism in partnership and cooperation with other departments at ELTE, and with other Hungarian and foreign colleges, universities, other educational institutions, and NGO's. IIPE launched the first and only Master program in Social Integration (formerly Intercultural Psychology and Education) in the region that aims to train professionals who are able to work with diverse values in a pluralistic society, through their in-depth understanding and knowledge of intercultural psychology and education. Our graduates are becoming professionals who are able to create environments that support the acceptance of different values and help to resolve inevitable conflicts effectively as well as to capitalize on the assets of cultural diversity and intercultural interactions. IIPE's intercultural and social psychologist staff has been conducting anti-bias and intercultural experience-based training programs for more than two decades. One of the ongoing research projects of the IIPE addresses the psychological aspects of international mobility in higher education and the adaptation and acculturation of students studying abroad. Findings of this research will be disseminated at the intercultural training.

May you have any question please do not hesitate to contact us:

Ms Orsolya Posch
erasmus@elte.hu
+36-1-411-6500/1963

Our practical guide regarding the event is available here. For further information please check our homepage here.

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