How does EPIL work?

The European Project for Interreligious Learning functions as a “roaming college”. It goes where people have experienced problems and are searching for solutions.

The five modules that make up the study course take place in six different locations in Europe and the Middle East. The methodology creates strong emotional and intellectual links between the issues discussed, the EPIL students exploring them and the local people living them. Networking thus becomes part of the process and Europe is experienced as a living reality of great diversity.

In addition to participating in the modules, each student must become a member of a learning group that consists of students from the same city/region. Learning Groups serve as a home base for students. They meet in their cities between modules and organise their work with their Academic Team members. Participation in all modules, as well as in learning groups, is required.

All women, especially those active in religious communities/ churches/mosques, in education, social or medical work, media, the police, etc, who are regularly confronted with interreligious issues. Priority will be given to applicants who can demonstrate that they will be able to use the EPIL training in their work.

High-school diploma plus professional training and/or three years of work experience (including in the home); university or equivalent education.

The modules are conducted in the language of the country and in English. A working knowledge of English is required. Some modules include preparatory language training. Learning groups work in the language of their country. Diploma work is written in the language of the country in which it is submitted.

To obtain a diploma, a student must follow the whole course and submit a diploma paper or project. The diploma is awarded by EPIL.

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