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The Eurocompetence modules are presented across the first, second and third semesters of the MA Programme Euroculture. For the completion of Eurocompetence I and II a student will receive 5 ECTS credits each, and for the completion of Eurocompetence III 10 ECTS credits.
Eurocompetence modules are characterized by an interdisciplinary and problem- oriented approach. As a module of the Euroculture programme, it was designed with the goal of preparing Euroculture students for a) their entry as experts of the European integration process and European culture into the job market, b) their development into committed (European) citizens willing to research, learn and work towards the improvement and innovation of multicultural societies.
Learning outcomes (expressed as competences) identified for Eurocompetence overlap to a large extend with other Euroculture courses, because of the interdisciplinary approach of the programme. Certain competences are reflected on during the Eurocompetence modules, but specifically trained through the internship, the IP and the writing of the MA thesis, for example.
Eurocompetence I: training of a number of core competences required in the field as Euroculture graduate

In accordance with the core competences and learning outcomes formulated by the Tuning process for the study area European Studies – in which Euroculture can be categorized, and the competences set for the Euroculture programme itself, the following learning outcomes, formulated as competences, are of specific relevance to the Eurocompetence module (although they may refer also to competences developed further in other Euroculture course modules):
  1. Ability to communicate in writing and orally in English and the student’s own mother tongue about relevant, European related issues, such as European integration.
  2. Ability to define suitable research topics contributing to debates on the European integration process and European culture and execute and report on the results of this research in an efficient and relevant manner.
  3. Ability to identify and utilize appropriate sources of information and the relevant retrieval tools.
  1. Ability to work in a multicultural team (including the ability to work in an international context).
  2. Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team on the one hand and to work independently on the other hand.
  3. Ability to select and apply relevant (scientific) methodologies to conduct field- related research and project management.
  4. Abilitytoreflectonone’sownvaluesandcapacitytoquestionheldconcepts, ideas and theories.
  5. Capacity of self-analysis and awareness of one’s own competence profile
  6. Awareness of and respect for points of view deriving from different European and non-European national and cultural backgrounds.
  7. Ability to analyse and interpret European (cultural) events, developments and policies in national, regional and local frameworks and apply this knowledge 
into practice.
11. Use relevant IT skills as study and communication tools.
12. Transfer knowledge to required audiences in an appropriate manner and choose the right moments and ways to do so and also to accept the responsibility for the choice of a specific form of knowledge transfer.
13. Manage project, communicate the outcome of the project and evaluate the project.
14. Together with these competences, one can also include a number of personal competences such as time management, the ability to adapt to new situations, decision-making, self-reflexivity, etc.

Parcours : Euroculture : cultures, politiques, sociétés