Aspects of Interregional Development – Cooperation and Inclusiveness Challenge

25 September 2023

In the 2023 Student Week, hosted by the Polytechnic University of Leiria (IPLeiria), there will be four Short Advanced Programme Challenges on ‘Aspects of Interregional Development’.

The Cooperation and Inclusiveness Challenge is jointly organised by the IPLeiria, and the University of Győr – Széchenyi István University (SZE).

This programme is framed by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN and addresses cooperation and inclusiveness challenges and opportunities that deepen into key aspects of interregional development.

With this learning experience, you will have the opportunity to be part of an interdisciplinary international group that will understand the essence of the European spirit and the principles that underpin cooperation within the European Union. Participants will explore policies, initiatives, and inclusive cross-border collaborations that reflect Europe’s commitment to educational advancement and societal well-being.

This challenge encourages active engagement through lectures, discussions, group work, and the exploration of real-world case studies. It’s a chance to explore cooperation solutions to foster a brighter future for Europe and its diverse, interconnected communities.

The Student Week will allow all RUN-EU students to participate in another three SAP Challenges on ‘Aspects of Interregional Development’ as well:

From 13 to 17 November 2023

Face-to-face week
Polytechnic University of Leiria
, Portugal

Mode of delivery

Language of instruction

ECTS credits

Academic recognition
To be defined by each Home Institution.
In general terms, most students will have this RUN-EU SAP certified in the Diploma Supplement, as a minimal condition.

Eligible participants
Open to all RUN EU students.
Prior to the members of Student Councils in each RUN-EU member university.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Get a clear view of the cooperation European Spirit recognizing its historical significance and values, within the framework of the UN SDGs.
  • Acknowledge the importance of interregional cooperation in the rich cultural diversity within Europe while understanding the importance of fostering inclusion, equity, and a shared sense of identity.
  • Recognise various societal aspects beyond education, such as social inclusion, environmental sustainability, and cultural citizenship in interregional cooperation.
  • Examine case studies and examples of successful and inclusive interregional collaborations that have contributed to societal advancement and the promotion of the European spirit.
  • Develop strategies to ensure that European interregional cooperation efforts are inclusive, considering the participation of all member states and regions.
  • Apply interdisciplinary approaches to address societal challenges, recognising that cooperation often requires a multi-dimensional approach.
  • Communicate information, ideas, problems, and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

How to apply
Fill in the application form

NEW Deadline for applications
3 October 2023

Selection criteria
Students will be selected based on the fulfilment of requirements and information provided in the submitted application.
The total number of students to be selected is 30.


IPLeiria, Portugal
SZE, Hungary

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