Back to Top

Placement

Placement

A CIVITAS placement is the ultimate opportunity for you (as representative from one of the  CIVITAS FORUM Network cities) to work on a concrete local challenge that you are facing in another environment.

You will have the opportunity to develop new skills. The emphasis during the placement is on practical knowledge Developing new skills is important with an emphasis on ‘do and experience’. You will have the time to reflect on your own learning process. By developing a portfolio you will be able to showcase the results of your placement to your peers.

What is exaclty a CIVITAS placement?

“A placement is a temporary job that you do as part of a course of study in order to get practical training and experience” - Macmillandictionary

A CIVITAS placement is defined by the following characteristics:

  • A CIVITAS placement is a short stay (3-5 days) in a host city.
  • Cities with experience “lead cities” within a specific theme host “learning cities” practitioners.
  • The placement focuses on a concrete assignment with clear reference to the learners’ own local context and local challenges. All elements of Kolb’s learning cycle are embedded in a placement, with an emphasis on ‘do and experience’.
  • Developing new skills is the most important goal of a placement. Therefore, after finishing the placement participants are obligated to write a portfolio. In a portfolio, participants report about the local challenge they have been working on, the solutions/best practises they have found in the ‘lead city’, the new competences/skills they have demonstrated or developed during the placement and the way they are translating all they have learned to their own local context.
  • Personal attention/interaction is high compared to e-courses and trainings, as all participants will have their own local tutor.

Planning

Within the CAPITAL project, 30 placements are foreseen.

How to apply?

The CIVITAS placement programme has been closed on the 1st of July 2016. It's not possible anymore to apply for a placement.

Language

In most cases, the used language during the placement will be English. Of course if there is a common language between the two locations, the placement can take place in the local language. In all cases, we will ask participant to write their application and portfolio in English.  As such, a minimum level of English is required.

Certificate

Certificates will be awarded for successfully completed placements.

Any questions?

Questions can certainly arise when you are putting your application together.

If so, don’t hesitate to contact the placement team (placement@civitas.eu, +32 16 31 77 00). Your questions will become part of a Frequently Asked Questions section which can help your peers.

Quick Links

Latest News

25/07/2016 - 08:47
The interactive and participatory training courses will provide participants with information...
25/07/2016 - 08:47
The interactive and participatory training courses will provide participants with information...
22/07/2016 - 13:06
The network currently gathers together 103 members, mostly cities - 14 Slovenian, 21 Croatian...

Upcoming Events

28/09/2016 to 30/09/2016

The 12th edition of the annual CIVITAS Forum Conference will take place between 23rd and 26th September 2014 in Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco.

07/09/2016 to 08/09/2016

This FREVUE-CIVITAS Study Tour will provide details on the implementation of electric freight vehicles and consolidation centres. London, Rotterdam...

12/09/2016 to 13/09/2016
Paris

This workshop is organised as part of the CIVITAS thematic group on Clean Vehicles and Fuels. The aim of the group is to promote the exchange on ke...

21/09/2016 to 22/09/2016
Gothenburg

This event will take place on the 21 and 22 September 2016. Seminars, matchmaking meetings and study tours will be part of the programme.This is al...

27/09/2016

Especially relevant voor those involved in recently started CIVITAS and innovation projects - Combine your visit to the CIVITAS Forum with...