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Introduction EDIC+

Education plays a central role in preparing youngsters for a democratic society, for active participation and greater social justice and tolerance in all domains of society. Given this important task for education, it is necessary to train a new generation of educational professionals that can contribute to this development.

The University of Humanistic Studies participates in an Erasmus Strategic Partnership on education and intercultural citizenship for Master- and PhD-students from all over Europe. The programme is called ‘Education for Democratic Intercultural Citizenship Education’ (EDIC+). EDIC+ is a collaboration of the University of Barcelona, Bath-Spa University, the University of Helsinki, Charles University Prague, the University of Tallinn, Aristotle University Thessaloniki and the University of Humanistic Studies Utrecht. The programme is coordinated by dr. Isolde de Groot from the University of Humanistic Studies (

The main focus of this international educational programme is to establish a platform for young educators and researchers from different parts of Europe to work and learn together, to have international experiences, to create opportunities to publish and to contribute to each other’s projects for educational change.

Edic + modules at participating universities

Each university has developed its own module, in the area of its own expertise on moral and citizenship education. The following EDIC+ modules are offered and available for Master and PhD students in one of the participating universities, specialising in education:

University of Helsinki (October 29th - November 8th, 2019)

Teachers’ Moral Competence in Pedagogical Encounters

Tallinn University (November 1st - December 14th, 2019)

Educational Policy and Citizenship Education

Bath Spa University (January 2020)

Social and Educational Inclusion in Schools and their Communities

University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht (September - October 2019)

Theory and Practice of Citizenship Education: Teaching Democracy and Tolerance

University of Barcelona (April - May 2020)

Ethical Competences for Democratic Citizenship at School and in Families

Charles University, Prague (April 2020)

Theater of the Oppressed and Educational Activities in Civil Society

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (March - June, 2020)

Multicultural/Intercultural Education

More information about the modules can also be found in Veugelers, W. (2019). Education for democratic intercultural citizenship. Leiden; Boston: Brill Sense. Available at: