About the Project

Erasmus Intensive Programme CHALID “Challenges to Identity in the Context of Globalization: Multidisciplinary and Multicultural Perspectives” has been funded with support from the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme, which is administered by the Education Exchanges Support Foundation in the Republic of Lithuania.

The Intensive Program CHALID addresses the multidisciplinary approach to study youth identity and challenges to it in the context of globalization. The aim of this IP is to plan and implement an innovative and sustainable multicultural learning experience, both thematically and methodologically in the field of study of identity related issues from a multidisciplinary perspective in order to provide students with an understanding of how on-going globalization processes affect constructions of identities and psychological functioning. The Intensive Program also aim to contribute to build up the necessary human capital being able deeper understand and solve practical problems given by living in multicultural societies in Europe, focusing on specific groups (youth in risk of exclusion, migrant youth, etc.). The objectives are: (1) to design and test a ‘state of art’ multidisciplinary curriculum on the study of identity (racial, ethnic, sexual, gender, social class, religious, geographic or regional, professional, etc.) in the context of globalization; (2) to develop course materials for teaching and learning on understanding identity phenomena from multi-disciplinary perspective for use in each of the partner’s institutions; (3) to deepen and broaden professional understanding of the effectiveness of comparative interdisciplinary intercultural approaches in studying identity related issues in the context of globalization; (4) to promote mobility of students and staff across Europe and to establish links between instructors and students. (5) to contribute towards university excellence and competitiveness within the European Higher Education system  

The target group is 1st cycle Bologna students enrolled in Bachelor program in Psychology in their home countries. Activities: the course combines specialized lectures (50%) and international groups of students working on assignments based on reading materials to be presented for group discussions (50%). At the end of the course and after examination, each IP student will be accredited 6 ECTS, recognized by the home university and included in their final Bachelor / Master exam.

Outcomes of the course: Students are given an insight into identity related issues in the context of globalization and a deeper understanding of sustainable practices. They acquire a better interdisciplinary approach to solve scientific problems. The other important aspect is the possibility for students and teachers from different countries to meet and exchange ideas and in this way strengthen the contacts between universities.