PhD trainings

Inter-regional doctoral training offer

Each partner has a training offer aimed at developing the multi-disciplinary skills of the PhD students. Consequently, the project will start by analysing the existing supply. We will then evaluate the actual needs of the target audience. A training offer will then be created that is tailored to the target audience in the regions concerned. As a result, we can provide added value as well as a real impact in terms of training. The training offer of each region is complementary to that of the other regions. This should facilitate the flow of students. Each region will make the necessary efforts to ensure that its students participate in each session. Inter-regional and inter-cultural exchanges are one of the priority objectives of the sessions. The purpose of the training seminars is also to better prepare each participant for the labour market, especially in the cross-border region. To achieve the objectives, the courses are all done in English. As a result, our offer appeals to our target audience.

The types of training proposed concern the following: inter-cultural communication, job interviews, etc.

16 interactive seminars will be proposed, spread over the 3 years of the project.

A total of 240 PhD students will be trained.


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Upcoming training courses

Past training courses

  • 29/11/2019 Stress Management
  • 06/11/2019 Prepare your international mobility
  • 01/10/2019 How to survive an interview with a journalist
  • 08 & 09/10/2019
  • 03/06/2019 (Ghent University)
  • 22, 24 & 27/05/2019 (UCLouvain FUCaM Mons)
  • 06 & 20/05/2019  (COMUE Lille University)
  • 11/03/2019  (UMons)

University courses with placements

For students at the master's level, there is the option to create an organisation that provides university courses with placements.
This activity can be broken down into the following three stages:

  • The meeting and information of students on courses with placements in a cross-border context and the "live my life" experience (living the life of a student with the same profile who lives on the other side of the border);
  • The creation, according to the required legal and institutional frameworks, of "pilot" university courses combining professional integration and academic training with some test degrees

  • The analysis of the criteria will be used to expand the model to other degrees.

Discovering the jobs and the region

The aim is to provide information on jobs, give guidance to students at the end of their bachelor's degree, and build awareness about the cross-border area as a "natural space" for master's students to operate.

  • Annual cross-border visits, are organised for students in the last year of their bachelor's degree course (BAC3 or L3). Students visit companies and organisations from various sectors (one day per sector) and meet up with professionals. The organisation allows students to gain a real understanding of the jobs linked to their degree and the associated requirements (language requirements, etc.) Before choosing a master's specialisation, opting for a course with a placement and choosing the subject of their dissertation, the placement prepares students for their professional career. It creates contacts between companies and students. It leads to more mobility and the other activities of the WP and the TRANSUNIV project.
  • The "1st cross-border careers" day is for master's students. It breaks down into the following three stages:
  1. A meeting with former students from participating institutions working in the cross-border area
  2. A meeting with professionals from the cross-border region
  3. A workshop on the legal, regulatory and other aspects of the situation. This day is for master's students before they enter the job market.

The initial 1st Cross-border Careers Day, known as the Boost My Career Day, was held on 8 November 2018.