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Cultural Encounters: Perspectives on Populism

'Cultural Encounters' is Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange’s flagship Interactive Open Online Course.

Throughout its 10-week duration, participants learn with, and from their peers in online sessions, as well as from expert academics and practitioners through an original lecture series.

  • Start date: 14 October - 20 December 2019
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Weekly time investment: Between 5 and 10 hours
  • Language: English

'Cultural Encounters: Perspectives on Populism' gives participants the opportunity to explore the new wave of anti-establishment politics gaining power around the world. Following an often nationalist agenda, policies are reshaping our relationship with neighbouring countries and cultures. These political regimes claim to speak for the people and many feel connected to this form of politics: What is the appeal? What is the impact on democracy?

The course is open and free of charge for young people between the ages of 18 and 30, residing in any of the Erasmus+ programme countries or in the Southern Mediterranean countries.  After successful completion of this course, participants are awarded an Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Badge.

Call for partnerships

Based on partnerships with universities, content experts, and youth organisations, Interactive Open Online Courses are customised to a variety of formats, disciplines, and learning outcomes.

If you are interested in offering this course to your students, volunteers in your organisation, or other eligible participants, please contact us. Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange can offer more information and discuss possible partnership arrangements.

Complete the Expressions of Interest Form.