Events & Trainings

Going Virtual IEI Fall Webinar Series

Our Fall Webinar Series for academics’ professional development focusing on internationalizing the classroom and virtual teaching has started!  To join, register please fill in this form to receive the Zoom links.  Recordings of each webinar are also available on the website below, and on

  • Tuesday September 27 – 3:00-4:15 PM CET 
    Creating a safe and engaged online classroom

    (Vanessa Dennen, Florida State University, USA) 
  • Thursday, October 6 – 3:00-4:15 PM CET 
    Expert Exchange: Inclusion in Higher Education

    (Martin Bogdan, Academic Cooperation Association, Brussels, Belgium, Christopher Johnstone University of Minnesota, USA) 
  • Thursday, October 13 - 10 AM CET 
    Peer support for staff in digipedagogical issues 

    (Henri AnnalaMiina Kivelä, Tampere University of Applied Science, Finland) 
  • Thursday, November 3 – 3:00-4:15 PM CET 
    Wellbeing in the international classroom: How to stay sane with a busy academic schedule  

    (Yuliya Kartoshkina, University of Minnesota, USA) 
  • Thursday, November 10 – 3:00-4:15 PM CET 
    Student round table discussion: How to stay sane in a busy semester   

    (Yuliya Kartoshkina, University of Minnesota, USA, Volunteer Centre of the University of Warsaw, Poland)  
  • Tuesday, November 15 – 3:00-4:15 PM CET 
    International virtual collaborations - getting started  

    (Reinout Klamer, The Hague University of Applied Science, the Netherlands, Petra Key, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic) 
  • Thursday, December 8 – 3:00-4:15 PM CET 
    Expert Exchange: Pedagogical learnings from the Mitigating COVID project  

    (Eva JanebováChristopher Medalis, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic) 

Organized as part of the Erasmusᐩ project, Mitigating COVID Together: Enhancing Capacities of Academics and Students in Virtual Learning and Teaching Spaces. 

Wellbeing in the international classroom

How to stay sane with a busy academic schedule  (for teachers, academics and university staff)

This interactive webinar is designed to help you learn about good versus bad stress, recognize how your body and mind react to stress, and practice several activities to help you stay sane with a busy academic life.

Presenter: Yuliya Kartoshkina, PhD, has been conducting research, developing and leading workshops related to neuroscience and mindfulness for over a decade. She has been involved with academia in various roles in the past twenty years, by being a graduate student, a lecturer at a public U.S. university, an international educator, an intercultural facilitator, and many more. Currently, Yuliya is working with faculty on helping them internationalize their courses and teaches various workshops, including workshops around neuroscience, mindfulness, and culture.

IEI Summer Webinar Series on Internationalisation and Global Engagement

Internationalisation and global engagement creates connections between people and communities. As partners in an Erasmusᐩ project, we are creating such connections through piloting joint Professional Learning Communities among Czech, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, and American universities to support academics in becoming international educators.

Academics in higher education can join us in our webinar series from our partners at Centre of Expertise and Inclusive Learning of The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) via Zoom for free!

16 June, 4 – 5 pm: Internationalisation & Inclusion

1 September,  4 – 5 pm: Emerging Pedagogies for Diverse Classrooms.

Sign up deadline is 2 days prior to the scheduled webinar, spots are limited.

Please complete THIS form if interested in one or more seminars to receive the Zoom links. 

ANIME Network's summer event in Strasbourg

We are honoured and excited to join ANIME Network's summer event in Strasbourg, taking part in the discussion on Inclusive Internationalisation with university partners from around the world. Find out more about the ANIME event here.


Inclusive Excellence – A Global Approach for European Higher Education?

11 May 2022, 1–5:30 pm
Brussels, Belgium + Online

Detailed information

This seminar is co-organised by: the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA); the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills (HK-dir), VLUHR International, and the Czech National Agency for International Education and Research – Czech Liaison Office for Education and Research in Brussels (DZS-CZELO).

Minnesota collaborations: Online Czech for kids in SOKOL Minnesota!

Palacký student volunteers under the guidance of Lenka Nosková and Jana Odevzdaná started providing online Czech language classes to kids in Minneapolis as part of broader collaborations with Czech community at SOKOL and University of Minnesota started in December 2021 by Vice-Rector Vít Procházka and Eva Janebová (IEI).

Informal gathering to celebrate new collaborations with Minnesota

1 April 2022, 3–4 pm CEST (Olomouc) / 8:00–9:00 pm CDT (Minnesota)

We invite you hybrid meet-and-greet with University of Minnesota to recap and follow up of the newly started interdisciplinary collaborations across faculties of Palacký University Olomouc and University of Minnesota. The meeting will be facilitated by prof. Vít Procházka and dr. Eva Janebová, Dr. Gayle Woodruff and Dr. Christopher Johnstone.

After the meeting, we invite you to a small refreshment and the opportunity to meet in person with dr. Christopher Johnstone (University of Minnesota) and Dave Stepan (Sokol Minnesota) who both are visiting Palacky University (4:00 to 4:30 pm).

The informal gathering will be held in Rector‘s Meeting Room UP and online (Zoom; Meeting ID: 916 5931 4393, Passcode: 308858).

Registration here.

Feel free to contact for more information.

International Educator’s Expert Exchange: dr. Anne D’Angelo

11 April 2022, 2–3 pm

We invite you to informal hybrid conversation with our dear colleague from University of Minnesota dr. Anne D’Angelo. Dr. Angelo is an Assistent Dean of Global Initiatives in Carlson Business School. 

In the meeting, we will discuss these topics:

  • The US perspective on International Cooperation in post-Covid era
  • New roles of International Officers as International Educators
  • Jožka Mestenhauser and his contribution to the field of International educatioon

There is a possibility to talk about the topic you are interested.

Watch the video recording


Feel free to contact for more information.

Educating the Whole Being: Inclusive, International and Intercultural Perspectives

The conference Educating the Whole Being: Inclusive, International and Intercultural Perspectives took place on March 24. The conference was organized by partners of ERASMUS+, Project 2020-1-CZ01-KA226-HE-094288, ‘Mitigating COVID Together: Enhancing Capacities of Academics and Students in Virtual Learning and Teaching Spaces’.

Read a reflection on the event

More about the event

Watch the video recording on Youtube

Workshop: Making the International Classroom Inclusive

31 March 2022, 4.30 pm–6:00 pm

Based on the cooperation with the Center of Excellence for Internationalization and University of Minnesota, we would like to invite you to the workshop of Dr. Christopher Johnstone and Dr. Eva Janebova on Making the International Classroom Inclusive.
Christopher Johnstone, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Comparative and International Development Education at the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on inclusivity in education, from schools to the internationalization of higher education. He currently serves as Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development. He has published over 60 books, journal articles, and chapters, and his recent work has appeared in the Journal of Studies in International Education, Higher Education, and Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad and he recently published the book Considering Inclusive Development Across Global Educational Contexts.
The workshop on Making the International Classroom Inclusive will be held at the Faculty of Law, Room A.05 on March 31 from 16:30 to 18:00. The capacity of the workshop is 25 people.

Registration form

COIL Academy

We are launching a joint COIL Academy - a new joint online training programme of 3 Czech universities: IEI at Palacký University Olomouc, Ostrava University, and the University of Hradec Králové together with the Dutch The Hague University of Applied Sciences to support collaborative online teaching and learning (COIL).

When: Always Tuesdays at 16:00 - 17:30 on Oct 12th, Oct 26th, Nov 9th, Nov 23rd, Dec 7th, and Dec 14th

What: 6 virtual sessions (in English) and a helpdesk (in Czech) to help you design and deliver COIL courses with your international partners

Who: for academics from UP, OU, and UHK

 Join us and learn about COIL!

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) is the co-teaching of two or more teachers from universities in different countries who jointly deliver their courses. They provide the students with opportunities to gain international knowledge and to learn in an international classroom without the necessity of travel.

Lead Trainers: Dr. Reinout Klamer and Dr. Jos Beelen, from The Hague University of Applied Sciences, are experts in internationalisation and have long-term experience in COIL practice.

Who Should Participate?
The training is designed for academics from Palacký University, Ostrava University and the University of Hradec Králové to help them design and deliver quality COIL courses with their current or prospective international partners. We encourage academics to attend the training in small groups or tandems with their colleagues from the same discipline/department/faculty so they may help each other in the process of building up new COIL courses.
We also encourage educational specialists from Pedagogical Centres, team leaders, and departmental heads as well as IRO staff to join the academics in the training and learn about this specific internationalization of curriculum process and support COIL from their positions.

What is the Cost?

FREE OF CHARGE for UP, UHK, OU academics (who are expected to actively participate in all sessions).

What Will You Learn?
Six virtual (90 min) sessions
are tailor-made for the Czech university context and will guide you through the process of designing a course involving COIL practice. During our interactive workshops, we will work in mixed teams and have both individual, team, plenary assignments, and discussions.

The training will be followed by a “HelpDesk” for academics to support them after the training in practical development. The Helpdesk will be provided by IEI experts in collaboration with THUAS trainers.
The course will give participants a Certificate from The Hague University of Applied Sciences (Research Group Global Learning) based on participation and completion of tasks for each session.

The training is organized thanks to long-term collaboration of IEI team and THUAS internationalization team and the great support of Czech ViceRectors: Jiri Stavovcik (UP), Renáta Tomášková (OU) and Leona Stašová (UHK).

For more on COIL: Watch Here
For more information contact: 

Symposium: Online Learning and Virtual Exchange- The Future is Now

18 November 2021, 13:00 - 17:00

Hosted by The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Den Haag, The Netherlands

This is a half-day symposium designed to share best practices and explore issues around online teaching and virtual exchanges. What further lessons have been learned during COVID times? How can we improve our online delivery to make it both engaging and rigorous for students? What new skill sets do course providers need to employ? How do we keep up with the seemingly never ending pace of technological change?


Creating an International Campus

When: Spring 2021

Registration is CLOSED

What: Our goal is to learn techniques to enhance intercultural competences and broaden Internationalisation at Home activities by knowing how to create more internationally friendly institutional environments.

For: IRO

Who: participants - individual and teams of International Officers from 8 universities from across the Czech Republic

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SPRING 2021: Teaching in an International Classroom

Registration closed.

We are delighted that 26 instructors from 12 universities from across the Czech Republic have joined us  in Teaching in an International Classroom training in Spring 2021.

The training consisted of two one-day online workshops. These sessions were designed for academic instructors to exchange tips and to broaden the scope of their pedagogical competencies in internationally diverse classrooms and teaching more inclusively. After its completion the participants commented:

The content of the course has been an inspiring combination of cultural awareness, practical training and innovative pedagogical methods of teaching and students´ performance evaluation. I also appreciate the interactivity of the whole course and the attempt to spread the idea of building up an open community of active professionals, who prepare graduates for future careers in the global labour market. (Věra Filipová, JU)

We are grateful to all participants for sharing experience and great ideas and inspiration. We are proud of all our academics' dedication to learning and sharing their work as INTERNATIONAL EDUCATORS, we hope that the mutually shared experience will help them be successful in their international classrooms and to  overcome barriers to foster international education!

Join us for a virtual coffee to exchange ideas and learn from each other about how we can build capacities of universities in international teaching and learning.

Thursday 8 July, 11:00­–11:50 CET

Zoom link


  • Eva Janebová and Petra Key from IEI, Palacký University
  • Katarzyna Kucharska, Multicultural Projects Coordinator and Intercultural Skills Trainer, University of Warsaw
  • Barabara Corravubias Venegas, Remote Work and Learning Expert, Virtual Space Hero


Strategic Leadership Symposium

January 26-27, 2021, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic

For more information on Symposium programme and speakers, visit:

Video recordings of the plenary sessions, panel discussions and worshops are now available online.

Video recordings

From Policy to Action

Welcome by: Jaroslav Miller, Rector, Palacký University

Plenary Session: 

  • Hanneke Teekens, PUM Netherlands
  • Dana Petrova, DZS
  • Jaroslav Miller, UP

Capacity Building: Learning from International and the Czech Experience

International Panel:

  • Robert Coelen, Centre for Internationalisation of Education
  • Christopher Johnstone and Gayle Woodruff, University of Minnesota

Group Discussions: Challenges and Opportunities (Czech and English)

Roundtable: Josef Mestenhauser’s Legacy in the Czech Republic

  • Eva Janebová and Christopher Medalis, IEI UP

Closing Address: Strategic Leadership of Internationalization of Tomorrow’s Universities

  • Sabine Pendl, Past President, EAIE

Priorities of Internationalization in the Time of COVID

Workshop 1:  Internationalization at Home and Capacity Building Through Learning Communities

  • Jos Beelen, Hanneke Teekens

Workshop 2: Intersectional Collaborations: the Key to Internationalized Learning

  •  Jakub Tesař, Robert Coelen

Closing Remarks: Martin Kudláček, UP

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