What is the goal of the training program?
The main purpose of the Erasmus+ STT week on New Ways of Thinking is to provide participants with skills related to concept development, applied creativity, prototyping, and experimentation. When design thinking approaches are applied to universities, the success rate for innovation improves substantially. Creative thinking, design thinking and critical thinking are powerful processes of problem solving that begin with understanding unmet needs. Participants will interact in a dynamic scenery, designed to foster dialogue and debate, being constantly challenged through tasks and case studies consisting of implemented projects.
Participants to the training should be members of the academic community, either teaching or administrative staff, with an English level of B1 or above, looking to develop and/or improve their knowledge of new ways of thinking applied to the academic field. PhD candidates and researchers are also more than welcome to join.
How is the program structured?
The training program will take place in the lovely city of Timisoara, Romania. Timisoara is also known as the ‘little Vienna’ because of its habsburgic look and traces of the Austrian Empire. Timisoara was elected European Capital of Culture for 2021 because of its beauty, rich cultural life and peaceful blend of ethnic minorities. The training program will be divided into presentations and workshops combined with one-to-one coaching sessions (on request). With a total duration of 26 hours, the classes will take place from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. After completion, all participants will be awarded Erasmus+ Staff Mobility (STT) certificates. The training includes also a cultural component with the possibility to visit the Romanian Village Museum, the Arts Museum, the Memorial of the Revolution against Communism, the Library of Politehnica University, a walking city tour and a traditional Romanian dinner.
Can the training be funded through Erasmus+ STT grants?
Yes, each participant can apply for a mobility grant within his/her institution. We will provide all the required documentation for the Erasmus+ STT grant applicants: invitation, training curricula and certificate of attendance.
What is the cost of the program?
The program package costs 650 euro and it includes:
• accommodation for 6 nights in a 3 star hotel;
• all the meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner;
• candy bar and coffee bar;
• a traditional Romanian dinner;
By filling in the application form available here.
After registering, you will receive a proforma invoice for 100 euro. This is the confirmation fee and is non-refundable. This will also constitute the first payment of the training fee, the second one being 550 euro, which will be paid no later than 30 days before the starting date of the program.
Upon receipt of confirmation fee, we will provide you with the invitation letter, the training plan and also our info for the mobility agreement.
Should you require any additional information, do not hesitate to contact us either by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: +40 766 246 577.
Interested? Check out the preliminary training plan here
– the Museum of the Comunist Consumer
– Gelato di Bruno ice cream