SAP Challenge for Staff
2nd edition 

14 September 2023

RUN-EU is an alliance of higher education institutions drawn from all regions of Europe.
The EU and RUN-EU both aim to foster common understanding, further development, and trust among its members, which brings certain challenges.

The Short Advanced Programme (SAP) ‘Challenge for Staff’ will help prepare staff for those challenges by addressing questions such as:

  • What is this world of RUN-EU?
  • What does it mean to promote a European University that embodies the values of sustainability, multiculturalism, and inclusiveness in all its work? How can I navigate my way through it?
  • How can I operate and work effectively in such a multicultural and multilingual context among the alliance regions?

The aim of this SAP is to develop staff awareness among RUN-EU that contributes to its mission, aims, and goals.

Supported by mobility, innovative pedagogies and blended learning activities, the programme also aims to contribute to societal needs, lifelong learning, and training in a work environment.

This SAP Challenge is jointly organised by the Polytechnic University of Cávado and Ave (IPCA), and the University of Győr – Széchenyi Istvan University (SZE).

From 16 to 20 October 2023 at the University of Győr – Széchenyi Istvan University (Hungary)

Language of instruction

ECTS credits

Eligible participants
All RUN-EU staff

Learning outcomes

At the end of this Short Advanced Programme, attendees will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of what cultures are, how they work, and develop an awareness of their own cultural identity;
  • Collaborate with others to achieve a common goal;
  • Interact with people from different cultures, comparing diverse linguistic/cultural features;
  • Discuss cultural diversity to begin to recognise cultural proximity or distance;
  • Think actively on pedagogical innovation.

How to apply
Fill in the application form

NEW Deadline for applications
27 September 2023

Selection criteria
Applicant selection aims for a wide representation of partner institutions, implying a maximum of 3 staff members per university.


IPCA, Portugal
SZE, Hungary

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