Intensive Programme - the IP
At the end of their first year, all Euroculture students from all partner universities meet with Euroculture faculty and European experts during a seven-day summer school, which we call the Intensive Programme - the IP.
In preparing for the IP, Euroculture students have to write a research paper related to the annual IP-theme.
During the IP, the Euroculture students present their papers and comment on the papers of their fellow students. Group work, public lectures, excursions, workshops, and seminars form further important parts of the IP.
Socialising and networking are also key components of the IP.
The best IP papers are published in an annual publication. These publications can be found under Euroculture consortium publications at the University of Groningen website.
The Career Day has become an established and integral part of the IP. During this event, former students and external experts are introduced to current Euroculture students in order to help students better prepare for their professional orientation and job search after graduation.
The IP has three main objectives:
- To sum up and reflect on the content and methodologies taught during the first and second semesters, in a problem-oriented platform.
- To meet and interact with other Euroculture consortium students and staff during a a seven-day intensive course.
- To pave the way for the third and fourth semester, which are filled with methodological, competence-based, and research-intensive modules.
Current IP Topic:
- 2019/2021: A sustainable Europe? Society, Politics, and Culture in the Anthropocene (Deusto University, Bilbao, Palacky University Olomouc)
- 2018/2020: Inequality and Solidarity (Georg-August University of Göttingen, Palacky University Olomouc)
Past IP Topics:
- 2017/2019: Where is Europe? (University of Groningen, Jagiellonian University in Krakow)
- 2016/2018: Visions of Europe (University of Strasbourg, Jagiellonian University in Krakow)
- 2015/2017: Ideals and Ambiguities of Human Rights in Past and Present (University of Udine, Palacky University Olomouc)
- 2014/2016: Uses and Abuses of the Past (Palacký University Olomouc)
- 2013/2015: European Environments: How a New Climate is Changing the Old World (Uppsala University, Jagiellonian University in Krakow)
- 2012/2014: Resistance, Resilience & Adaptation: Understanding a Changing Europe (Jagiellonian University in Krakow)
- 2011/2013: Cultural Citizenship and European Identity: Envisaging Challenge (Deusto University, Bilbao)
- 2010/2011: Europe: Space for Transcultural Existence? (University of Göttingen)
- 2009/2010: Europe between Europeanisation and Globalisation (University of Groningen)
- 2008/2009: Unity and Variety in the Perception of European Cultures (Palacký University Olomouc)
- 2007/2008: European Heritages and Collective Memories (Jagiellonian University in Krakow)
- 2006/2007: Difference or Discrimination? The Challenges of a Multicultural Europe (Marc Bloch University, Strasbourg)
- 2005/2006: Space and Power in Europe: Culture, Communication, and the Politics of Identity (Deusto University, Bilbao)
- 2004/2005: Borders in an Enlarged EU: Bridges or Barriers? (University of Udine)
- 2003/2004: Images of Europe (University of Ghent)
- 2002/2003: European Transformations – Transformation of Europe (University of Göttingen)
- 2001/2002: Regionalism and Nationalism in an Integrating Europe (University of Uppsala)
- 2000/2001: Cultural Constructions of Europe: European Identities in the 21st Century (University of Groningen)
- 1999/2000: The Cultural Impact of Migration in Europe (University of Uppsala)