Courses Blended Intensive Programme (BIP)

A Blended Intensive Programme (BIP) is a new modality of the Erasmus+ Programme, which involves a minimum of three Higher Education Institutions, from Erasmus+ participating countries, in the organisation of a course with the aim of promoting innovative ways of teaching and learning.

The course always integrates a short duration physical mobility component (5 to 30 days without counting travel days) with an online component (which can be before or after the physical mobility and without limits to the duration), with a minimum of 3 ECTS. For each BIP it is expected a minimum of 15 students, teachers or non-teaching staff from the partner institutions.

For the short-term physical mobility component, participants in the BIP of the Partner Institutions (not applicable to participants from the Coordinating Institution) will receive an Erasmus+ grant of €70 per day, allocated according to the number of days of the physical component of the BIP at the Coordinating Institution, whose minimum duration is 5 days (excluding travel days). The grant will be calculated based on the programme of the respective BIP and will be included in the final study contract signed between the HEU and the beneficiary before the physical mobility component starts. The grant will be paid after the student delivers the attendance/attendance certificate of the physical component to be signed by the Coordinating Institution where this component takes place.

Applications for this type of mobility must be submitted through the SIIUE, with the documents and deadlines listed in the Call of the respective BIP.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a transformative force in our society entering industries like robotic,financial service, agriculture, medicine, transportation, defense. In the context of human well-being, AI alsoentered the field of healthcare, lifestyle, and elite sport with the target of prevention, diagnosis, monitoring,and prescription. With this BIP, we aim at disseminating current knowledge and future directions regarding theapplication of AI for the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle in general population, and for performanceoptimization and injury prevention in athletes. 

This course, framed within the European alliance EU Green, aims to contribute to better respond to the challenges related to water management, since the availability of water of adequate quality to meet environmental, economic and human needs requires an active management of water resources. This requires knowledge of all aspects of water management, considering also climate change and the effects of human activities on a constantly growing population. This course focuses on three particular aspects of water management representing three modules of study: Water interactions in the agro-ecosystem; Water quality and ecosystem integrity, water pollution assessment; Water and wastewater treatment.

The Democritus University of Thrace jointly with the University of Evora, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences offer their students the opportunity to participate in a Blended Intensive Program officially approved by the EU in the framework of the ERAMSUS+ 2021/2027, in which participants can contribute to making an islandmore sustainable. The 8th edition of the Summer School "SustainableSamothraki 2023", which will take place in Greece from July 11 to 21,2023, provides students with the opportunity to learn and apply social ecologyand environmental science approaches in one place, while supporting an ongoingresearch and transition process.

In today’s world, connection to ‘others’(human and more than human) is paramount. Enabling different ways of knowing,feeling, perceiving, and connecting with ‘others’, in the realm of the multispeciescommunities we live in, is consequently a key for a sustainable future.

This BIP proposes immersive andtransformative experiences in the landscape and in the hardscape, as hubs forlearning and research. Through theoretical backgrounds, immersive experiences,analysis and discussions of Real-World case studies, participants will developthe perception of their roles in embracing sustainability in their daily livesas global citizens regardless of their different backgrounds and professionalroles within society.

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Ecological restoration is a relevant science and a key practical tool for biodiversity conservation, that aims to recreate, initiate, and accelerate ecosystem recovery after being altered or degraded by disturbances. There is a pledge and a growing demand for ecological restoration actions, framed in several European policies, which will require well-trained, qualified professionals. This BIP is designed to provide skills and competencies to better understand ecological and conservation complexity and to integrate analytical and operational skills in the implementation of restoration plans.

This BIP (Blended Intensive Programme) course is designed for students who want to learn about invasive alien species and their influence on biological diversity and ecosystem services. According to the UN panel for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Invasive alien species is one of the greatest threats to biodiversity.

It is an International course, free of charge, for students within EU Green. Admitted students will receive a travel allowance from Erasmus+ to cover travel and stay in Badajoz (Spain). Since English is the teaching language, good command of English is required. After successful completion of this course, you will gain a network of professional contacts, comprising students and teachers from all over Europe.

This is a learning-by-projects course where theory and practice are combined to design and implement a project that explores technology to foster and potentiate music practice and musicianship across different fields of music, including composition, performance, sound design, interpretation, expression and music education. The participants will be presented with a comprehensive range of contents that gather the musical knowledge and cultural heritage of western music tradition and education, with the development of new musical formats and practices made possible by technology. Using recent technologies, interfaces and resources (hardware and software), the participants will be invited to participate in the creation of a collective musical performance where they can join their own musical backgrounds and expertise to new resources developed during the program. The performance will be presented in public concerts in the cities of Castelo Branco (Portugal) and Cáceres (Spain).

An innovative course with a highly practical approach directed to students and professionals in the field of cultural heritage and/or digital humanities to gain introductory and specialized knowledge on technologies, tools and techniques from digital humanities to analyze, understand, safeguard and enhance cultural heritage. Modern heritage studies (archaeology, history, cultural heritage management, museology, etc.) involve more and more working with digital media. Research techniques, such as remote sensing, GIS, geophysical prospection, physicochemical analysis of finds (archaeometry), combined with digital documentation applications and methods, such as 3D and 2D scanning, digital databases, big data, drone photography, etc., allow for a far more diverse way of documenting cultural heritage. On the other hand, heritage interpretation is enhanced through simple, easy-to-use digital tools, starting from digital photography, social media and internet sites and going up to more complicated apps, games and interactive representations. Modern heritage specialists can choose from a vast array of tools, selecting the ones that are most suitable for their goals or budget. The exigency for a more open, democratic and bottom-up approach to heritage understanding and interpretation has changed -forever perhaps- how archaeologists, historians, museum specialists, perceive their role and their profession.

The main objective of this course is to contribute with approaches, techniques, and methods that support the decision-making process in management and economics. More specifically, it is intended that students obtain basic and robust training in descriptive and inferential statistics, file and data processing, preliminary analyses, and graphical representations, using appropriate software, in order to promote amore complete and coherent research in the area of Management.

This comprehensive training program, tailored for doctoral students and novel researchers, is designed to provide participants with diverse skills set crucial for their academic and professional growth in a globalized world. The program is divided into three core modules: "Self-promotion and Communication Skills," "Project Idea Conceptualization and Transversal Contents in EU Projects," and "Sustainability in EU Projects." Here, we provide a brief overview of each module and its significance in fostering global thinkers and ethically responsible researchers. 

This 6ECTS BIP will give an introduction to mathematical and computational modelling techniques forapplication in developing understanding and supporting sustainable decision making in health,environmental, societal, and industrial systems. The programme is designed for students at the Masters orDoctoral level who wish to develop these skills for application in research projects.

The objectives of the shared research and proposalexperience are to create a space for exchange andreflection on the challenges of adapting the city andarchitecture to the new climate context. Architecturein the new climate context. On this basis, and througha joint face-to-face workshop, to jointly developpossible strategies for mitigating and making positiveuse of the new rainfall regimes.