Winter School on Adult Education and Lifelong Learning in Würzburg

4-15 February 2019, Julius-Maximilian-University Würzburg

From 4-15 February 2019 the Winter School ”International & comparative studies in adult education & lifelong learning“ will take place at the Julius-Maximilian-University Würzburg, Germany. The Winter School is geared to master’s and doctoral students and is divided into a two-week programme. The Winter School is part of a blended-learning activity with a preparatory and a subsequent online phase. During the first week, there will be two separate study pathways: one for MA and one for PhD students.
MA students focus on questions of international policies in adult education and lifelong learning. PhD students will focus on theories in adult education and lifelong learning.

Practitioners in adult education (e.g. adult and continuing education trainers, adult education programme planners, adult education project managers) who are affiliated with the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) and with DVV International are invited to participate in the Winter School.
During the second week, MA students, PhD students and practitioners will work together in comparative groups on selected topics in adult education and lifelong learning. The groups will come with a policy-perspective (MA students), a theory-perspective (PhD students) and a practice-perspective (practitioners) in small groups of 6-10 participants.

Deadline for applications: 15 October 2018
Further information is available here:


Coimbra Group International Summer School on European Multilingualism

7-14 July 2018, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad

Novi Sad – European Youth Capital 2019 and European Capital of Culture 2021

The Coimbra Group and the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Novi Sad (Serbia) are delighted to invite you to take part in the International Summer School on European Multilingualism that will take place at the University of Novi Sad (Serbia) from 7 to 14 July 2018.

With the support of the  Erasmus+ KA107 programme, teachers from the following Coimbra Group universities – University of Bologna, University of Granada, University of Salamanca,  University of Graz and the University of Poitiers (project coordinator), will propose, in collaboration with the teachers from the University of Novi Sad, an intensive short programme on European Multilingualism and Cultural Mediation Studies, with the aim to share innovative approaches to teaching and learning languages.

The intensive short programme offers courses in translation and language application in several small tandem groups: German-Serbian, French-Serbian, Italian-Serbian, Spanish-Serbian.
The Summer School teaching programme proposes also the Language Discovering Workshop allowing all participants to learn about the Less Widely Used and Lesser Taught languages (LWULT) and their important role in keeping language diversity and the world’s multilingual heritage. Two LWULT Workshops are offered: Hebrew and Modern Greek.

The International Summer School on European Multilingualism is a great opportunity to discover the very dynamic city of Novi Sad and its cultural assets. As European Youth Capital 2019 and European Capital of Culture 2021, the city of Novi Sad, with its multicultural heritage, becomes an attractive place to start intercultural dialogue and to share the history and values from this part of Europe.

One of the most exciting cultural events taking place in Novi Sad is the Exit Festival, which is the laureate of the 2018 Best European Festival Award. The Exit Festival – (12-16 July 2018) is proposed as cultural programme of the International Summer School on European Multilingualism.
The international Summer School will be awarded 3 ECTS.

Who can apply?
– Students from Serbian and Western Balkans Universities, students from Coimbra Group Universities
What are the student’s levels?
– Students from the three cycles (Bachelor, Master and PhD) with a level B (B1 or B2) in one of the proposed European languages
Which are the fields of studies?
– Languages, Cultural studies, Humanities

How to apply?

Registration form: to be filled out before 15 June 2018 and to be sent to the University of Novi Sad: International Office of the Faculty of Philosophy:
Tuition Fees: Intensive Short programme, welcome and farewell parties: 100 €
Payment terms: For more information, please contact the International Office of the Faculty of Philosophy:

Summer school programme

Registration form

Practical information





Summer School in Algebra and Topology

12-15 September 2018, Université catholique de Louvain

Within the project “Attractivité internationale et collaborations de recherche dans le cadre du Coimbra Group” the Université catholique de Louvain organizes a Summer school in algebra and in topology:

The speakers will be professors Maria Manuel Clementino (, University of Coimbra), Alberto Facchini (, University of Padova) and Tim Van der Linden (Université catholique de Louvain, These mathematicians are internationally well known for their scientific contributions in topology, algebra and category theory, respectively.

The mini-courses will be addressed to Master and PhD students, and will also be of interest for more experienced researchers in these fields. There is a limited funding to partially cover the local expenses for students (deadline: 30 April 2018).

The programme will consist in three mini-courses:

  • Maria Manuel Clementino – Topological algebras
  • Alberto Facchini – Commutative monoids, noncommutative rings and modules
  • Tim Van der Linden –  Non-associative algebras

This event is part of a joint project of the Université catholique de Louvain with the universities of Coimbra, Padova and Poitiers, promoting the research collaborations within the Coimbra Group. The project is funded by the UCL for the period January 2018-December 2020.