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Nature and Adventure Promoting Well-being -course
Sep 24 – Sep 30 all-day

General outline of the workshop

How could we empower our clients to gain meaningful experiences supporting wellbeing?
What is the importance of knowing myself as a reflective practitioner?
Where can I find tools understanding deeper and being able to use possibilities of our environment?


Nature and Adventure Promoting Wellbeing is a course for all students of social and health care interested about empowering experiences supporting wellbeing. During the course you will gain new professional competencies, but also learn a lot of yourself, your own values and relation towards nature and natural environment.


The course consist of pretasks during the summer 2018 and an intensive phase in Finland during the last week of September 2018.


Independent pretask (1ECTS) is open from August 15th
Intensive course in Finland (2ECTS)
Sept 24-26th working in the city
Sept 26-30th in the middle of no-where
Sept 23rd and Oct 1st : travelling days


More info:

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Inspiration, Iteration & Innovation @ Oulu University of Applied Sceinces
Nov 6 @ 00:00 – Nov 9 @ 00:00

General outline

The workshop will be three days practical experience about project based team working in higher education. Last day of the workshop is to deepen knowledge gain during the workshop.
The workshop will include 48 hours innovation challenge, where participants will learn development methods in practice as well as a seminar about challenges and possibilities of bridging work-life and higher education.
Innovation challenge will be done in interdisciplinary teams. The workshop will give a mini experience of the learning in interdisciplinary teams at Oamk LABs.

Time and venue
6.-9.November 2018
Oulu University of Applied Sceinces, Oulu, Finland. Campuses are located close by city centre of Oulu.
www.oamk.fi and www.oamklabs.fi . Workshop will be in Kotkantie campus.
Kotkantie 1 90250 Oulu.

Format: 4-full days training
Start Tuesday 6th November at 9 and closing Friday 9th November at 17.

Tuition fee
Cohehre members: 240 Euro
Reduced participation fee for Cohehre Low Income Countries
(Portugal, Spain, Hungary, Estonia, Romania etc.): 150 Euro
The fee is including: training, training materials,
4 lunches, 4 coffee breaks, welcome drink


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Student international week – Health and Social Care perspectives of refuge and migration in Europe @ University of Derby
Nov 20 @ 09:00 – Nov 23 @ 13:00

Student international week

Health and Social Care perspectives of refuge and migration in Europe


The purpose of the international week is to explore issues of migration and refuge that are relevant to existing social and political situations within Europe, and to do this within a frame that seeks to make more porous and critically challenge the traditional divides between self and others.


The programme aims to equip students with knowledge that will assist them, as trainee health and social care professionals, to work compassionately with refugees and those seeking asylum.


It is premised on the principle of ethical relationship: to encourage students to consider how to ‘experience with’, rather than ‘do to’, and to critically reflect on their own values as individuals and future professionals, working within a local, national and international socio-political context.


Areas of attention that will be focused upon within the event are:

– policies and politics;
– physical, psychological and social wellbeing;
– identity and belonging;
– working as health and social care professionals within this context.


A particular focus is on understanding common human needs experienced by self and others, and to consider how the socio-political context can affect ability to meet needs in particular:

– Basic physiological needs such as food, drink, shelter, clothing, warmth sleep;
– Safety needs such as protection from the elements, security, sense of stability, freedom from fear;
– Love and belonging needs, needs for relations with others, friendship, intimacy, trust, acceptance, giving and receiving of affection and love,
being part of a group;
– Esteem needs, including self-esteem linked to feelings of dignity, achievement, mastery, and the need to be esteemed or valued by others,
have respect from others, be seen as someone with status, prestige.


As part of the event participants will undertake insight visits to organisations within Derby that work with and/or on behalf of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.


We would need to know which Universities are interested in sending their own students before anyone books on via the link detailed below, together with an institutional academic contact.

Please see the link here – https://www.derby.ac.uk/events/latest-events/health-and-social-care-perspectives-of-refuge-and-migration-in-europe/


The event will this year be free of charge, however, participants will need to arrange and cover costs associated with travel, accommodation, and meals. Links to accommodation options are included on the event website.


We would be grateful if you would invite students that are either in the second year of undergraduate study or above this level.

All students will need to enrol (as this is a standard University requirement) nearer to the event – the booking site will only reserve their place in the first instance.

It would be useful to know in advance as to whether any institutions anticipate as to whether your students will submit the summative assessment after the event (in order to be awarded with the 5 ECTS credits directly from the University of Derby).



International Winter School “Challenges in Interprofessional Health and Social Systems” @ ZHAW School of Health Professions
Jan 7 @ 00:00 – Feb 1 @ 00:00

International Winter School
Challenges in Interprofessional Health and Social Services

A cooperation between the ZHAW School of Health Professions, the ZHAW School of Social Work, the INUAS and the COHEHRE network.


We offer a unique opportunity to meet Swiss and otherinternational students to discuss similarities and differences when collaborating interprofessionally within the health and social system. Together, students of health professions and social work learn during role plays, study visits and interactivelectures about working together in interprofessional teams,about different health and social systems or how to sensiblyact with clients from different cultures. At the same time, the beauty of the Swiss Winter Mountains is only a short travel away.


The courses we offer are:

1.Counseling (German; interprofessional)
2.Crisis and Coping (German; interprofessional)
3.Interprofessional Collaboration (German; interprofessional)
4.Diversity in Health Professions (English; interprofessional)
5.Study Visits to Swiss Health and Social Care Institutions (English; interprofessional)
6.Professional Identity and its Visibility (English – 1x only Occupational Therapy, 1x interprofessional)
7.Health in demanding settings (English, NEW COURSE)


Target group: All students of Health related Study Programs and Social Work Programs (Bachelor or Master)

Dates: 7 January to 1 February 2019

Duration of stay: flexible from 1 up to 4 weeks



See our pictures and videos from last year here.


Detailed description of courses and additional information:

-Flyer for your Website or to print: Information about the schedule of the four Winter School weeks, accommodation, costs etc.
-Detailed descriptions of the courses will be sent out upon request


Preliminary allocation of places:

-Bilateral Partners of ZHAW School of Health Professions or ZHAW School of Social Work: 3 students per partner-study-program. Within one institution, free places of one study program can be given to another.
-Other institutions: 3 students per institution.
-If you have more students being interested, we will put them on a waiting list. Normally, we have enough free places to accommodate all waiting list students.



Please send us a list of interested participants via Email latest by the end of September 2018 to gesundheit@zhaw.ch to be able to inform about free places early October.



-After nomination, students have to register online until 15 October 2018 at zhaw.ch/health/winterschool/registration.
Registration opens 1 July 2018.
-Early nomination and registration will increase the chances that students can be placed in the course(s) of their choice.



… are most welcome! But you can also send only students. If you are interested to contribute to the teaching, please contact Andrea Tamas as soon as possible (tamas@zhaw.ch).

A limited amount of incoming teachers from European partner institutions can be funded via the Swiss-European Mobility Program. We expect to be able to fund one teacher per partner institution.



Please don’t hesitate to contact us at gesundheit@zhaw.ch

Interdisciplinary Program on Palliative and End-of-life care (IPPE) @ Artevelde University College Ghent
Jan 27 @ 00:00 – Feb 1 @ 00:00

Interdisciplinary Programme on Palliative and End-of-life Care


The Interdisciplinary Programme on Palliative and End-of-life Care’ has been developed in cooperation with 7 European Universities and 2 North-American Universities: Univer-sity of Connecticut (UCONN) and the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC).
In January 2019 the project will be organized in two parts: a Preparatory Programme and an Intensive Programme in Ghent, Belgium, 27th January till 1st February 2019.

Keywords: : introduction to palliative and end-of-life care, communication with clients, bereavement, family and environment; caregiver’s perspective; ethical issues related to end-of-life decisions and euthanasia, spiritual and existential pain; caregiver’s perspective; primary care and community care; cultural sensitivity.


IPPE Flyer 2019


Study guide 2019
International week: ‘Challenge your borders (too)’ @ HAN University of Applied Sciences
Feb 4 @ 00:00 – Feb 8 @ 00:00

International week 2019 – Challenge your borders (too)


This year, International Week 2019 will be held from 4 to 8 February 2019 at the HAN campus in Nijmegen. The aim of the International Week is sharing experiences, practices and knowledge between students and lecturers in the international context of Health and Social Work. This year’s general theme is Challenge your borders too: health and Social Work in international perspective. The main target group of the International Week are second year students of the Bachelor programmes of the Faculty of Health and Social Studies. The International Week provides students and lecturers the opportunity to meet international colleagues and discuss the latest developments in the field and in education.


International student program: Urban Exploration
This programme will be organized next to the annual International Week in Nijmegen. The programme aims to enhance awareness of different kinds of public health issues. Subjects will be studied and adapted both from an European perspective and from the the context of the hosting country. Students will be divided over several neighborhoods of Nijmegen. Social structure and public health care will be studied through visits of health care organizations and interviews with local health care professionals an citizens.


Participants need to be nominated by their university. Please contact your local international coordinator. After nomination, student need to register at: Suzanne.Koning@han.nl
Registrations opens at 1 October and closes 15 December


Cost and accommodation
Application fee: free
International student program: Urban Exploration:
Included: social program and field trips
Extra costs:
– Accommodation, for example couch surfing or a youth hostel
– Meals not included in (social) program
– Transportation to airport: €40,- return by train


Social program
Monday: Welcome Reception
Tuesday: City walk and Dinner
Wednesday: Dinner
Thursday: Party in city center
Nijmegen is a municipality and a city in the Dutch province of Gelderland. It is situated on the Waal river, close to the German border. Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands

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Health 2020
Feb 11 @ 00:00 – Feb 22 @ 00:00

Health 2020

In the programme HEALTH 2020 we focus on the exchange of ideas and experiences concerning health care issues. The contact programme is a combination of lectures, workshops, project work, site visits, assignments, group work and student presentations. Teachers and guest speakers from the clinical practice will work with you during the different workshop and lectures. The students work in two projects on active ageing and developing imagination with children of a mainstream school.

Keywords: public health, professional identity, mental health, active ageing, primary community health care, innovation within health care.


Study guide 2019
Culture in Healing – Healing in Culture @ Semmelweis University, Faculty of Health Sciences
Mar 6 – Mar 8 all-day

Culture in Healing – Healing in Culture


The quality of the relation connecting the health worker to the patient is an important element of the healing process. The cultural distance separating the two often creates an invisible bias producing unnecessary tensions, compromising successful patient- professional cooperation. Minorities and migrants are often cited as obvious examples of cultural otherness; it is less readily recognised that patients coming simply from different social contexts than that of the majority population might also pose problems to the medical system.


Aim of the seminar:

to introduce and discuss a method based on the work of French social psychologist Margalit Cohen- Emerique to increase self-consciousness and self-reflection of health professionals being able to cope with intercultural issues. A conceptional framework and important keys will be given to understand better cultural patterns different from theirs, in order to render their work more efficient and less contentious.


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International week: Urban Health @ Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, School of Healthcare Studies
Mar 25 @ 00:00 – Mar 29 @ 00:00

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences kindly invites international students and teachers to join an inter-professional study group at the School of Healthcare Studies during the international week Urban Health. This one-week program runs twice a year.


Urban Health
“We are at an unprecedented moment in human development as the greatest migration in history unfolds around us. Less than a decade ago a majority of humankind still lived in the countryside, yet today a clear majority live in urban areas. In 2030, 60% of all people will reside in cities, proportionally twice that of 1950. For most of us from now on, life and death will be an urban aff air.
The global community was not only waking up to this new demographic reality and the consequent implications for health, society, and economic and political aff airs, but also to a host of new opportunities as humans shape and are shaped by an urban future.”
(World Health Organization, 2016)


Inter-professional learning
During this international week you are challenged to think ahead and fi nd some opportunities for making a difference in the health situation of urban citizens, both in Rotterdam and in other European cities. This intensive, inter-professional and international week provides you with a program aimed at developing your competences as an urban health professional. We hope this programme inspires you to help creating more equity and better health conditions for urban citizens in many diff erent cities around the world.

ECTS: 2 ECTS / 3 ECTS with preparatory assignment
WHO: Second or third year students from healthcare (technology) or social care studies
COSTS: € 60,- for incoming students, including public transport (Mo-Fri) and two dinners


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European research platform for inclusive community planning & service development for people with disabilities (EURECO) @ North Rhine-Westphalia State Representation
Mar 25 @ 12:30 – Mar 26 @ 14:00

On behalf of the Centre for Planning and Evaluation of Social Services (ZPE), University of Siegen and the European Association of Services Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) We are pleased to invite you to take part in the 2019 Joint Research Forum of the “European research platform for inclusive community planning and service development for people with disabilities (EURECO)taking place in Brussels on 25-26 March 2019.

EURECO is an initiative of ZPE, University of Siegen and EASPD aimed at bringing research and practice together for more innovative research on inclusive community development.

The forum will welcome representatives of European research institutions working in the fields of disability, community planning and inclusive services, as well as other experts and representatives of disability service providers.

Participate as speaker

As usual, participants of the EURECO Research Forum will be actively involved in the meeting. You are invited to participate in discussions or share your ideas, findings, updates in the Open Mic session one Day 2. Please let me know as soon as possible if you think you have something important and relevant to share with all of us!

Enclosed you find:

  • Preliminary programme of the research forum


North Rhine-Westphalia State Representation, Rue Montoyer 47, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.

Networking Dinner

The participants of the Forum are invited to a networking dinner prior to the meeting, on March 25, 2019 at 19.00. Venue to be confirmed.


Participation in the forum as well as in the networking dinner is free of charge.

Travel and accommodation

Participants are responsible for arranging and covering travel & accommodation. Limited budget is available for covering travel costs, excluding accommodation, (in exceptional cases) that cannot be reimbursed otherwise.



As the maximum number of participants is limited, the registration is on first come first served basis.

To register follow this link https://goo.gl/CEYvnE