HIBLend Survey on Blended Student Mobility (Finland)


HIBLend survey on Blended Student Mobility practices, Academic Cooperation Association, funded by the EU. Deadline: 7 July 2023.

CID followers are asked to complete this survey if they have relevant experience.

“This questionnaire has been prepared in the framework of the HIBLend project “Fostering high-quality blended student mobility in higher education” funded under the Erasmus+ programme. HIBLend aims to build the capacity of higher education institutions to design and deliver quality blended mobility opportunities for students through the exchange of good practice and peer learning. The project is coordinated by the Academic Cooperation Association and implemented in close collaboration with the European University Foundation, the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders, Masaryk University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences.

The aim of this survey is to map different approaches to blended student mobility in the post-Covid context. For the purpose of this questionnaire, blended mobility is understood as an international learning activity consisting of a physical mobility experience and a complementary virtual learning component delivered prior, during or after the physical mobility stage.

Common examples of blended student mobility include Blended Intensive Programmes (BIPs) for students funded under the Erasmus+ programme or other types of blended short-term study mobility activities funded at the EU, national or institutional level (e.g., summer schools).

This survey targets any administrative or academic staff actively involved in the design or delivery of blended mobility activities at the central or faculty/department level (e.g., International Mobility Coordinators, study programme coordinators, teachers/professors, e-learning consultants, methodological advisors, quality assurance officers, IRO, IT officers).

The questionnaire consists of four major parts encompassing: (a) background information on the respondents, (b) motivation for the set-up of a blended mobility activity, (c) delivery mode, and (d) challenges to implementation and impact. The questionnaire is in English language, please provide all of your answers in English language only. It takes ca. 20 minutes to complete this questionnaire.”

IGNM: Ensembles & Composers Exchange Project (Austria/Slovenia)


Call for Scores: Ensembles & Composers Exchange Project, Internationale Gesellschaft für Neue Musik (IGNM), Vienna, Austria. Deadline: 15 May 2023.

The focus of the project is the artistic exchange between Slovenian and Austrian composers as well as international composers living in Austria and Slovenia of younger generation. Two young ensembles from both countries are invited to take part in the project – between feathers (AT) and Trio Tempestoso (SI). The project aims to promote young talents and strengthen intercultural dialogue.

Conditions: Slovenian and Austrian composers as well as composers of other nationalities living in Slovenia and Austria are invited to submit their existing works for any combination (from duo to septet) of the following instruments: flute, clarinet, percussion, 2 x accordion, voice, violoncello. Applying composers must be born in 1988 or younger.


Global Case Study Challenge Virtual Exchange 2023 (Austria)


Global Case Study Challenge Virtual Learning Nuggets, Global Work Competency Laboratory, Klagenfurt, Austria, April 14, 2023, and April 28, 2023.

APRIL 28, 2023 | 13:00-13:50 CET on Developing Global Leadership Competencies through Virtual Student Exchange
𝐒𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞.

The first virtual learning nugget will explore how virtual exchange programs can create sustainable collaboration and promote cultural awareness and understanding. Students gain valuable skills such as communication, collaboration, and problem-solving in global virtual teams, creating meaningful learning experiences and fostering long-lasting relationships. Participating in virtual exchange programs not only provides students with valuable skills and experiences but also offers educators opportunities to develop lasting collaborative connections. Educators can foster long-lasting relationships that can benefit their students and enhance their teaching practices.

APRIL 14, 2023 | 13:00-13:50 CET on Global Conscious and Sustainable Collaboration through Virtual Exchange
𝐒𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞.

The second virtual learning nugget will focus on how virtual exchange programs can develop global leadership competencies. By participating in virtual exchange programs, students can gain valuable leadership skills and experiences, preparing them for success in a globalized world.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from the experienced #GCSC team Dr. Barbara Covarrubias Venegas, Dr. Eithne Knappitsch, and Dr. Anna Zinenko, and gain valuable insights into the world of COIL and #virtualexchange. Save your spot for the free virtual learning nuggets today!

Colleagues Wanted: Nowruzgan


Nowruzgan (based in Tehran, Iran) defines a new understanding of broad international connections, beyond existing international boundaries. They are seeking colleagues to support and collaborate with them.

“In the northern hemisphere, in western Asia, in an area with Darband Mountains and the Jaxartes (Syr Darya) to its north, northern range of the Himalayas to its east, Indus River to its southeast, southern shores of the Oman Sea and the Persian Gulf to its south, and Euphrates River and the eastern coast of the Black Sea to its west, there lies a land which is divided between modern territories of Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Dagestan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sheikhdoms in the South Oman Sea and the South Persian Gulf, Iraq, and Eastern Turkey. It is also scattered in several geographical regions such as West Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, and a part of the Middle East. People from this land are connected by a millennial culture, despite ethnic and linguistic differences and diversities. This culture’s best and most alive representative is Nowruz Festivity; thus, this land can be called “Nowruz Land.”

In the Nowruzgan network, organizers seek to address different aspects of Nowruz Land, including anything in connection with links between its peoples or their culture. Therefore, we have named the network ‘Nowruzgan’ (nawrūz-gān), attributing it to Nowruz.

Respecting the nations mentioned above and their laws, Nowruzgan does not belong to either of them; in other words, it concerns Iran and Afghanistan as much as it concerns Iraqi Kurdistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Pakistan.”

If you’re interested, contact Mahnam Najafi.

Global Case Study Challenge Virtual Exchange (Austria)


2022 Global Case Study Challenge Virtual Exchange/COIL, Global Work Competency Laboratory, Klagenfurt, Austria. Deadline: 15 August 2022.

COIL Connect 2

The Global Case Study Challenge (GCSC) is an award-winning 8-week teaching and learning program for BA and MA-level students. It’s a high-impact career-oriented VE focusing on collaborative global virtual teamwork and the development of intercultural, digital communication and sustainability competencies.

Organizers are excited to be moving into the fifth iteration of the GCSC. To date, 1450 students and 50 educators from 30 universities across 20 different countries have worked together in the GCSC on real-life business cases in 380 Global Virtual Teams.

Feel free to share with interested colleagues across the globe.

Sign-up here.

Participants Needed: Immigrant Women Scholars (Online Survey)

“CollaborativeParticipants Needed: A Study on the Experiences of Immigrant Women Scholars and Educators during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Deadline: data collection ends 10 May 2022.

Please help if you fit the description below, and have time.

“I am conducting a study on the experiences of immigrant women scholars and educators, i.e., Assistant Professors, Graduate Teaching or Research Assistants, Postdoctoral Fellows, Part-Time or Full-Time Instructors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants will complete a technology-mediated 20 to 30 minutes interview (through Zoom). To participate, you must be 18 years or older and a non-US citizen employed and living in the US throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please share this research call with your friends and students who fit the inclusion criteria. For additional information, kindly contact the primary investigator, Oluwadamilola Opayemi. Utah State University IRB has approved this study [Protocol #12729].

Thank you in advance for your contribution to my research.”

Oluwadamilola Opayemi, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
Department of Communication Studies and Philosophy
Utah State University

Call for PEaCH Ambassadors for Bilingualism (Online)


Call for PEaCH Ambassadors, PEaCH Project, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium. Note the short deadline: 15 January 2021.


PEaCH stands for “Preserving and promoting Europe’s cultural and linguistic heritage through empowerment of bilingual children and families.” The project supports European families raising bilingual and multilingual children. PEaCH will do this in the form of a handbook for parents, informative videos and an online collection of ready-to-use materials in 24 EU languages. PEaCH will also offer advice to educators interested in this topic as well as create a European network of PEaCH Ambassadors.

The PEaCH Ambassadors will represent the PEaCH Project on a local and national level in their respective language regions. They will support families and educators raising bilingual and multilingual children by promoting the PEaCH Project’s positive message about bilingualism and sharing the PEaCH materials. The PEaCH Ambassadors will be officially recognized and listed on the PEaCH website. PEaCH will offer training for the role through webinars, discussions with project partners and peers, as well as online documents and platforms. This is an unpaid volunteer position. We would want PEaCH Ambassadors to spend a minimum of two hours per month in their role, but of course welcome additional time spent on sharing our message.

To apply, please send an email message to the PEaCH Project (not to CID!) by close of the 15th of January 2021 with the following information:

  1. Your name, where you live and which languages you speak. Please add links to any online presence (not required).
  2. Brief description of your background, with emphasis on the language aspect (CV not required), as well as of any other activities related to bilingualism.
  3. Why you are interested in becoming a PEaCH Ambassador.
  4. How you are in contact with multilingual families through your work or other activities.

How to raise a bilingual childThe parent guide How to raise a bilingual child has been already released in English.

The French, German, Italian, Romanian, and Spanish versions will be published between now and early April 2021.

A variety of other resources are also available at the same link.

GC Human Rights Preparedness Initiative (Italy)

“CollaborativeEach pandemic is different. At the same time, each is also the latest in a long line, which means there are lessons to be learned from the past, and preparations that can be made for the future. The Global Campus of Human Rights is proud to present its new open initiative GC Human Rights Preparedness, a space for collaboration on the role that human rights must play in addressing the persistent challenges of pandemics and other emergencies.

By identifying good practices in a variety of areas related to human rights and democratisation, GC Human Rights Preparednesswill shape significant knowledge with relevance to the post COVID-19 world. The initiative is curated by an editorial team supported by a multiregional and multidisciplinary group of reviewers and advisors whose knowledge and expertise are best suited to discuss complex issues.

If you want to know more about the project, or if you wish to submit your contribution, please visit  the site or contact the GC Team via email.

Women’s Actions To Counter Hate Speech (Cameroon)

“CollaborativeThe Cameroonian Committee for the Promotion of Women’s Human Rights (Comité Camerounais de Promotion des Droits Humains des Femmes, CPDF), a women’s organization based in Cameroon in Central Africa, is looking for a US-based organization with which to develop a partnership as part of a project to counter hate speech in Cameroon.

The Women’s Actions To Counter Hate Speech (WATCH SPEECH) project deals with the dissemination of hate speech in Cameroon. It offers an approach to fight hate speech online and in person, through media and information education, and the strengthening of intercultural skills of young beneficiaries.

Cameroon is an ethnically diverse country with about 250 groups. Cameroon’s ethnic community has been known to coexist in peace, and no particular group had political influence over the affairs of the country. These groups contribute to the cultural diversity of the country. But insecurity is increasing in the country, due to terrorism and the resurgence of separatist impulses in the two anglophone northwest and southwest regions. this situation contributes to increasing the tension between the main ethnic groups and between francophones and anglophones. . . Public hatred and socio-ethnic stigma are taking on alarming proportions. The phenomenon has taken on such alarming proportions that the government decided to present a bill to the National Assembly to punish contempt of the tribes and incitement to tribal hatred. . . A tremendous number of intolerant and hateful messages are now exchanged by young Cameroonians on social networks. Hate speech in Cameroon unites and divides at the same time. It creates “us” and “them”. Indeed, while statistics offering a global overview of the phenomenon are not available, both civil society organizations and officials have recognized that hateful messages disseminated online by Cameroonians against Cameroonians are increasingly common and have elicited unprecedented attention to develop adequate responses. . .

The Cameroonian Committee for the Promotion of Women’s Human Rights has chosen to act to counter hate speech in Cameroon. This will be done by promoting peace and security, alternatives to violence to resolve conflicts, tolerance, and mutual understanding between ethnic groups.

Read the full description of the project in the PDF. Contact information is included. If you are able to help, please contact CPDF directly.


Calling US Expats Working for MNCs in Brazil

Job adsLeila Valoura has requested a call go out for those who are US expats working for MNCs in Brazil. If that fits your profile, please help her if you can.

“Hello. This is a call for participation in my doctoral research in Education (Organizational Leadership Studies concentration) approved by the IRB at Northeastern University (IRB# CPS19-04-01). The purpose of this study is to explore cross-cultural learning experienced by U.S. expatriates on assignments for multinational corporations (MNC) in Brazil. This study will focus on how participants make meaning of their international assignment experience to develop cross-cultural learning. If you are a U.S. expatriate who has worked or is still working in Brazil and became interested in possibly participating in this research, please contact me for more details about the research. Participation will be online, which means that it can happen regardless of where participants are located. Thank you very much, Leila Valoura.”

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