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Inclusion, Interaction, Innovation in Internationalization
29 Mar 2023 - 31 Mar 2023
Course directors :
Wieger Bakker , University of Utrecht, Netherlands
Ivo Zdráhal , Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic
Francois Stefanus Lategan , Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic
Evridiki Patelarou , Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece
Athina Patelarou , Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece
Michail Kalogiannakis , University of Crete, Rethymno, Greece
Maria Ampartzaki , University of Crete, Rethymno, Greece
Marios Paraskevupoulos , Novel Group, Luxembourg
Course description:


Digital skills have become an irreplaceable asset of working in higher education for both teachers and students. The Covid-19 pandemic only emphasised the relevance and necessity of these skills. In the field of international cooperation in higher education, these skills opened up a new world of opportunities for connecting teachers and students and for connecting institutions, cities, countries, and regions across borders.

This training course & seminar is intended for professionals in teaching on all levels of higher education, who have an interest in digital teaching practices in an international environment. It aims first at sharing examples of and experiences with innovative practices as well as knowledge and ideas about digital teaching in an international environment. Secondly it aims at providing a testing ground for participants: an opportunity to actively experiment with and experience the functioning of digital platforms, multi-functional spaces, and tools for digital teaching and online international cooperation.

This two-and-a-half-day program provides a mix of on location and -hybrid- and online activities. Participants are invited to bring their own practices and tools to the training course & seminar. The program has a flexible setup that allows for adding ‘pop-up’ workshop sessions on the spot: on location, online or hybrid. This includes space for initiatives of and options for colleagues who do not physically travel to Dubrovnik.

Enhancing digital teaching practices is, among others, presenting results from the WITEA-ID project; a transnational project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ program, that draws on existing and emerging digital and international mobility competencies and skills needs in higher education. WITEA-ID intends to contribute to the development of the infrastructure necessary for learning events with transnational and international participants on the side of students as well as teachers. Opening such events to the broader public due to digital transfer of the teaching sessions should enable more inclusivity of education overcoming geographical, health, and other obstacles and age barriers. See for more information

Since the workshop is interactive it is advisable that participants have their own laptops or tablets.


Wednesday, March 29, 2023

17.00 –  17.45   Welcoming reception of the training course and seminar

Nada Bruer Ljubišić, MA IUC Executive Secretary

Prof. Wieger Bakker, IUC deputy Director General

17.45 – 19.30    Dubrovnik historical centre city tour


Thursday, March 30, 2023

9.00 – 9.30         Doors open

9.30 – 10.00       Opening of the training course and seminar

Introduction of the WITEA-ID project and the training course & seminar program

Ing. MSc. Michaela Menšíková, PhD, project coordinator

Nada Bruer Ljubišić MA, IUC Executive Secretary

10.00 – 10.30    Virtual campus – University of Rijeka

                           Prof. Senka Maćešić, Vice-rector for digitalisation, University of Rijeka       

10.30 – 11.00    Coffee break

11.00 – 11.45    Workshop 1 Utilizing tools, aps and gamification platform in K12 SCIENCE Education

                           Mr. Zourmpakis, University of Crete

12.00 – 12.30    A mobile European University: Charm EU

Drs. Jan Haarhuis, Utrecht University

12.30 – 13.30    Lunch

13.30 – 14.30    Digitalizing skills and competences for successful international mobility – the case of the WITEA-ID e-Toolkit

Dr. Francois Lategan, Mendel University in Brno

14.30 – 15.00    Training session open access web-based toolkit:

Improving international mobility competencies in HE, assessing competence growth


15.00 – 15.30    Coffee break

15.30 – 16.00    Workshop 2: Empathy map for VET school education

Boudewijn Grievink, MA, We are Katapult

16.00 – 16.30    Global Conversation programme

                             Presentation of a series of interdisciplinary virtual dialogues between students all

                             over the world, co-facilitated by international faculty teams

                            Dr. Emily Kraus, Assistant Director of special Programs, DePaul University


Friday, March 31, 2023

9.00 – 9.30         Doors open

9.30 – 10.00       Innovation at Educate-it: tools, added value, didactic and technical support for the teachers

                           Daan Fraanje, MA and Geertje Agricola, MSc, University of Utrecht

10.00 – 10.45    Workshop 3: Programming Environment that promote Critical Thinking for students – (MIT App Inventor)

Dr. Papadakis, Dr. Kalogiannakis & Dr Ampartzaki, University of Crete, Greece

10.45 – 11.15    Coffee break

11.15 – 11.45    Teacher development and Future Learning Spaces

                           Dr. Nanette Verhulst and Minke Brinkman; MSc, Educate-IT, University of Utrecht

11.45 – 12.30    Workshop 4: Digital teaching methodology from pre to post-Covid era; Building skills for the 21st century job market.

An overview of the changes that have occurred in digital teaching and learning based on recent studies, and presentation innovative tools and approaches in digital teaching.

Dr. Marios Paraskevupoulos, Novel Group, Luxembourg

12.30 – 13.30    Lunch

13.30 – 14.00    Training session open access web-based toolkit:

Improving digital skills in HE

Mendel-team/ University of Crete

14.00 - 15.00     Round table: preparing students and teachers for working in an online environment

                           Moderators from Mendel University

15.00 – 15.30    Break   

15.30 – 16.00    Workshop 5: IUC mission with new tools for today and tomorrow

Nada Bruer Ljubišić, MA IUC Executive Secretary

Prof. Wieger Bakker, IUC deputy Director General

16.00 – 16.30    Wrapping up: The future of digital internationalization in HE

The outcomes and the impact of the training course and seminar



Accommodation options can be found in the Attached Documents!

Erasmus+ mobility agreement for STAFF TRAINING can be found HERE!

For all questions please contact the IUC Secretariat at

Google application form!

Attached documents
Staff mobility training - Enhancing 4 IN'S.docx
Accommodation WITEA 2023..pdf