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 Prof. Wiel Veugelers 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. 

Intensive Programme

Annually there is an Intensive Programme (IP). Three Master- or PhD-students specialising in education and two staff members of each university of the Erasmus Strategic Partnership can participate in it. It takes place at one of the universities  involved for a period of ten days. The central theme of the IP will be determined by the expertise of the hosting university. Professors joining from other universities will also present lectures about themes that they are working on. In this way every university adds to the programme and tries out elements of their own EDIC+ module (see below). At the end of the IP ideas and feedback of students are gathered to improve the EDIC+ modules organised at every participating university, since in addition to stimulating exchange, curriculum development is also an important objective of the IP.

This academic year the IP will be held from the 13th until the 23d of March (2019) at Aristotle University Thessaloniki in Greece.

EDIC+ modules at participating universities

Each university develops 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 - December 16th, 2018)

Teachers’ Moral Competence in Pedagogical Encounters

Tallinn University (November 2nd - December 14th, 2018)

Educational Policy and Citizenship Education

Bath Spa University (January 14th - January 25th, 2019)

Social and Educational Inclusion in Schools and their Communities

University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht (February 18th - February 22nd, 2019)

Theory and Practice of Citizenship Education: Teaching Democracy and Tolerance

University of Barcelona (April 1st - May 21st, 2019)

Ethical Competences for Democratic Citizenship at School and in Families

Charles University, Prague (April 9th - 22nd, 2019)

Theater of the Oppressed and Educational Activities in Civil Society

All modules down below will be offered again in the academic year 2018/2019, data will be published as soon as possible.

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (March - June, 2018)

Multicultural/Intercultural Education