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Climate Virtual Exchange (CliVEx)

New Virtual Exchange project on climate change

The project *Climate Virtual Exchange: Enhancing climate awareness in Europe and the Southern Mediterranean Area (CliVEx)* is an EU-funded Erasmus+ project that aims to promote intercultural dialog between students from Europe and the Southern Mediterranean on the topic of climate change. Our university and our Career Center are associated partners in this project. The CliVEx project will run for three years (1st July, 2023 - 30th June, 2026) and is coordinated by UNIMED, the Mediterranean Universities Union. UNIMED is committed to promoting academic cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean region, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and the Western Balkans.

Project partners include:

  • UNIMED Mediterranean University Union (Italy)
  • Sharing Perspectives Foundation (Netherlands)
  • Association Soliya (Tunisia)
  • Università degli Studi die Padova (Italy)
  • An-Najah National University (Palestine)
  • Diplomax-Lebanese International University (Lebanon)

Other partners in the project come from Tunisia, Palestine, France, Jordan, Ireland, Syria, Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Algeria and Egypt.

Virtual Exchange Climate Justice: From Inequality to Inclusion from March 2024

The Erasmus+ project Climate Virtual Exchange aims to raise awareness of climate change and climate justice in Europe and the southern Mediterranean region. Universities from 14 countries support young people in an intercultural dialog in which they can contribute and expand their knowledge about climate change and climate justice and implement their own climate projects in small groups under guidance.

The topic of Climate Justice will be treated with different focuses. The following are currently planned:

  • Introduction to the Climate Crisis and the Concept of Climate Justice
  • Climate Change and Inequality
  • Power and Climate Action
  • Climate Justice Through a Personal Lens
  • Global Politics and Climate Policy
  • Critical Lens on Climate Initiatives
  • Climate Communication and Advocacy
  • Climate Crisis Strategies: Mitigation, Adaption and Resilience
  • Your Climate Actions

For active and successful participation in this Virtual Exchange program, participants receive a digital badge and a certificate of participation. It is also possible to earn ECTS points in the ASQ and FÜG pools.

The first Virtual Exchange Climate Justice: From Inequality to Inclusion is expected to take place from 4th March until 10th May , 2024. Interested students can register for the course via WueStudy until 25.2.2024. At the same time, we also ask you to register for the course via the following form at the Sharing Perspectives Foundation: Registration form

The first face-to-face meeting with the Career Center will take place on 11th March (10 a.m. c.t.) via Zoom. There will be an introduction to the concept and competence reflection.
-> All registered students will find the link in the corresponding WueCampus course room.

Further dates in the coming semesters are planned for these periods:

  • October - December 2024
  • March - May 2025
  • October - December 2025
  • March - May 2026

 

Facilitators Training - Get trained as a moderator for intercultural dialogs!

Online Dialogue Training from January 2024 - Registration is open!

Facilitators (online moderators) are trained as part of the CliVEx project. This further training in the field of communication gives you the opportunity to engage intensively with communication and the topic of climate change/climate justice and to actively shape dialogs on this and other topics.

In the trainings, you will learn key skills to facilitate constructive group engagement (online and offline) that promotes awareness of your group and the ability to learn from differences. You will be equipped with tools to address different group dynamics, have difficult conversations and foster empathy through authentic communication. Participants have the opportunity to practice their newly acquired skills afterwards by engaging as a Facilitator in a Virtual Exchange.

Training for beginners: Introduction to Online Dialogue Facilitation

Introduction: In a 5-week, asynchronous online training, the Introduction to Online Dialogue Facilitation, participants learn basic facilitation skills and tools. This is a self-paced training that does not require live sessions. The time required will be approximately 2-4 hours per week.

The next course runs from 8th January, 2024 - 11th February.
On 19th February at 10 a.m. c.t., we invite you to a reflection session where we will discuss and compare what we have learned. The event will take place via Zoom.
Registration deadline: 5th January

Further dates are planned for the following periods:

  • August - September 2024
  • January - February 2025

Interested parties can already register for the event in WueStudy. If this is not possible, please send a message to Sabine Mewis.

Advanced training for advanced users: Advanced Training

The Advanced Facilitation Training is a 10-week training that focuses on the practical application of advanced facilitation tools and strategies as well as on dealing with difficult group dynamics. This format includes weekly two-hour live training sessions as well as asynchronous content. The time commitment will therefore also be around 3-4 hours per week.

The next course starts on 10th March 2024.
Registration deadline: 8th February

A further Advanced Training is planned for March - May 2025.

Interested parties can already register for the event in WueStudy. If this is not possible, please send a message to Sabine Mewis.

 

For active and successful participation in these training courses, participants receive a digital badge, a certificate of participation and, if applicable, 5 ECTS points in the ASQ or FÜG pool. For the latter, participants must make an appointment for a reflection meeting with the Career Centre after the training.

  • Former Virtual Exchange participants
  • Advanced and enthusiastic students (Bachelor, Master, state examination, doctorate)
  • Lecturers and young academic staff

  • Ability to moderate CliVEx exchanges and other dialogue-based virtual exchanges
  • Acquisition of important skills in numerous areas such as interculturality, sustainability and communication for the labour market of the future
  • Learning the skills of constructive group management (online/offline)
  • You will be equipped with tools to address different group dynamics, have difficult conversations and promote empathy through authentic communication
  • Platform for intercultural dialogue on climate change and climate justice
  • Opportunity to implement your own climate projects
  • Acquisition of ECTS points within the framework of the ASQ and FÜG pool and possibility of crediting for the Professional Skills Profile
  • Receive a certificate of participation and a digital badge for successful participation in the events