The Hybrid Regional Heritage Workshops for Students

2024-06-05, Valid until

Transform4Europe invites university students to participate in a hybrid event – the Regional Heritage Workshops. These workshops will provide an opportunity to delve into cultural heritage and its management in contemporary Europe, exploring its various dimensions – local, regional, national, and European.

The workshops are designed for MA and PhD students aiming to understand and explore common European heritage. Participants will conduct surveys among their university peers and engage in problem-solving tasks using design thinking methodology. 5 ECTS credits are provided. The event will be conducted in a hybrid format: part of the sessions will be held virtually, and part will take place in Katowice and Cieszyn, Poland. Travel expenses and scholarships for each activity day, including travel days, will be covered for students.

Interested students are invited to register by filling out the application form by June 12.

Key Dates

  • June 17: First virtual lecture.
  • October: Two additional virtual lectures.
  • October 21-25: On-site meetings in Katowice and Cieszyn.
  • October 22-23: Transform4Europe Heritage Conference in Katowice.

Activities and Tasks

  • Participants will conduct a survey on common European heritage among their fellow students.
  • Participants will engage in problem-solving tasks in Cieszyn using design thinking methods.

Practical Experience

  • Participants will visit museums and meet with heritage conservation experts and local heritage creators.
  • The workshops will help understand how cultural heritage is utilized in contemporary regional economies and contributes to local and regional development.

Selection and Participation

  • The institutional coordinators of the VMU alliance will select three students to participate in the workshops.
  • Selected students will be informed on June 13.


  1. European heritage – European values.
  2. Regions and nations – heritage of European cross-border regions.
  3. Heritage – potential of local and regional development.


  • Kinga Czerwińska – Cultural anthropologist and professor known for her research on folk art and intangible cultural heritage.
  • Jerzy Gorzelik – Art historian specializing in the relations between art, cultural heritage, and group identities.
  • Adam Hajduga – Sociologist and industrial culture heritage enthusiast, currently Deputy Director at the Metallurgy Museum in Chorzów.
  • Leszek Jodliński – Art historian and political scientist with extensive experience in museum management.
  • Grzegorz Kulik – Translator and promoter of the Silesian language, known for his translations and linguistic projects.
  • Grzegorz Studnicki – Ethnologist researching the use of traditions and culture in contemporary local communities.
  • Lubomira Trojan – Cultural anthropologist specializing in social design and cultural heritage preservation.
  • Agata Zygmunt-Ziemianek – Sociologist focusing on social demography, social policy, and higher education didactics.
  • Ewa Wylężek-Targosz – Art historian and literary scholar specializing in visual arts, translation, and film studies.

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