Erasmus IP CHALID - Challenges to Identity in the Context of Globalization: Multidisciplinary and Multicultural Perspectives

ERASMUS Intensive Programme, European Commission


Investigador responsável
Saul Raižien (Mykolo Romerio Universitetas)
Isabel Menezes (PT)


01.09.2009 - 31.07.2012


Instituições parceiras 
Mykolo Romerio Universitetas (Lituânia)
Utrecht University (Holanda)
Università di Bologna (Itália) 
Baskent University (Turquia)
Lund University (Suécia)




The Intensive Program CHALlD addresses the multidisciplinary approach to sudy youth identity and challenges to it in a context of globalization. The aim of this IP is to plan and implement an innovative and sustainable multicultural learning experience, both thematically and methodologically in the field of study of identity related issues from a multidisciplinary perspective in order to provide students with an understanding of how ongoing globalization processes affect constructions of identities and psychological functioning. The Intensive Program also aim to contribute to build up the necessary human capital being able deeper understand and solve practical problems given by living in multicultural societies in Europe, focusing on specific groups (youth in risk of exclusion, migrant youth, etc.). The objectives are: (1) to design and test a 'state of art' multidisciplinary curriculum on study of identity (racial, ethnic, sexual, gender, social class, religious, geographic or regional, professional, etc.) in a context of globalization; (2) to develop course materiais for teaching and learning on understanding identity phenomena from multi-disciplinary perspective for use in each of the partner's institutions; (3) to deepen and broaden professional understanding of the effectiveness of comparative interdisciplinary intercultural approaches in studying identity related issues in a context of globalization; (4) to promote mobility of students and staff across Europe and to establish links between instructors and students. (5) to contribute towards university excellence and competitiveness within the European Higher Education system. The target group is 1 st and 2nd cycle Bologna students enrolled in Bachelor and Master courses in their home countries. Activities: the course will combine specialized lectures (50%) and international groups of students working on assignments based on reading materiais to be presented for group discussions (50%). At the end of the course and after examination, each IP student will be accredited 6 ECTS, recognized by the home university and included in their final Bachelor / Master exam. Expected outcomes: Students will be given an insight into identity related issues in a context of globalization and a deeper understanding of sustainable practices. They will acquire a better interdisciplinary approach to solve scientific problems. The other important aspect is the possibility for students and staff of different countries to meet and exchange ideas and in this way strengthen the contacts between universities.