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EC2U Forum in Poitiers - Apply Now to Participate!

Come with us to Poitiers! New people, a historic city and an exciting programme await you.
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EC2U-Forum in Poitiers

Researching and teaching together, exchanging ideas and shaping the Europe of tomorrow - this is EC2U External link: an alliance of seven European universities from seven countries. From 16-19 October 2023, students and staff from these seven partners will come together in Poitiers, France, to look back and forward. Be part of it!

We are looking for interested students from all faculties and semesters who are keen to meet peers from all over Europe, discuss with them, play sports, discover the city and network in the process. At the same time, you will be helping to shape the future of Europe: EC2U invites you to bring your perspectives, insights and ideas to the Alliance at the Voice of Students session.

A  highlight will also be the final of the EC2U Science BattleExternal link on 18 October. The winners of 2021 and 2022 - Pavia and Jena - will compete in an exciting final. We need you to support us: cheer the Jena team on to victory!

12 places available for the Jena delegation. Be a part of it!

Apply to participate with other Jena students in Poitiers! Broaden your horizons in this intercultural experience while making a lasting commitment to the future of EC2U. Not convinced yet? You can find testimonials from past forums here .

Who? Bachelor and Master students of all disciplines and teaching

Selection criteria:

  • Enrolled at the University of Jena in WS 2023/24
  • Level of English: B2 (minimum)
  • Multi/Inter-cultural mindset
  • Curiosity for/understanding of current inclusion and diversity questions
  • Interest in European exchanges and social development
  • Recipient of maximum 1 previous EC2U travel grant

What? Participate in the 7th EC2U Forum with events, workshops, sports and leisure activities and write a short report afterwards.

When? 16.-19.10.2023 (arrival on 15.10., departure on 20.10.2023)

Where? Poitiers, France. More details on pre-booked accommodation will follow in July.

How much? 1.180 € per scholarship (400 € travel expenses + 130*6 € for accommodation and meals)

How? Apply by 02.07.2023 with a motivation letter by email to ec2u@uni-jena.de. The letter should be in English, maximum one A4 page long, and include the following information:

  • Field of study
  • Current semester and stage of study (Bachelor's, Master's, teaching)
  • Describe your motivation and what you would like to contribute to the Forum.
  • What does student engagement mean to you? Why is it important and what experiences have you already had?

The selected scholarship grantees will be notified by 07.07.2023. You can find the website of the event  hereExternal link.


EC2U Coordination Office | Jena