Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Cultures Littéraires Européennes

H.E.A.D. - Humanities and Enterprises Annual Dialogue


H.E.A.D. is a project of Erasmus Mundus CLE Master Course - European Literary Cultures. It aims to create a bridge between the world of Humanities and the job market to open up new research perspectives and professional horizons for students as well as for the enterprises involved. The project addresses two issues: 

  1. What is the role of the Humanities in today's world of work? 
  2. Is it possible to establish an economy based on culture? 

In order to enhance the value of liberal art education and to promote the professional integration of the students, H.E.A.D. has been developed as both an education and a research project based on a close collaboration between the Erasmus Mundus CLE universities and professionals.



  1. DIALOGUE : Create opportunities for liberal arts students to meet professionals of the public and private sectors to gain awareness with regard to the new needs of the labor market and possible professional outcomes other than the traditional ones;
  2. EDUCATION : Organization of lectures and seminars in collaboration with the non-academic partners to develop interdisciplinary and cross-sector skills that are fundamental to create “new” professional roles;
  3. RESEARCH : Produce scientific publications and promote Master’s thesis involving students, professors and professionals.


H.E.A.D. is addressed to liberal arts students and to professionals. In order to create a bridge between the labor market and higher education it is in fact necessary that both students and enterprises acknowledge the professional potentials of Humanities.
However, the project also aims to open a dialogue between the Erasmus Mundus CLE academic partners to develop a common vision to share with the enterprises and the non-academic partners in order to promote both humanities and the employability of students.


H.E.A.D. is developed by the Erasmus Mundus CLE academic and non-academic partners:

Full academic partners : Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna (ITALY); Université de Haute-Alsace (FRANCE); Université de Strasbourg (FRANCE); Aristoteleion Panepistimion Thessaloniki (GREECE); Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (SENEGAL); Universidade de Lisboa (PORTUGAL); University of Mumbai (INDIA); Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (GEORGIA). Partner associati: Pontificia Facoltà Teologica dell'Italia Meridionale (ITALY); Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth (LIBANON); Université de Sherbrooke (Quebéc, CANADA).

Non-academic partners : Archives et Musée de la Littérature (BELGIUM); Association des Amis d’Orizons (FRANCE); Bottega Finzioni S.r.l. (ITALY); Fondation Catherine Gide (SWITZERLAND); Hamelin Associazione Culturale (ITALY); Media Consultants S.r.l. (ITALY); Odoya S.r.l. (ITALY); Società Dante Alighieri (FRANCE); Ville de Mulhouse (FRANCE); Region of Crete (GREECE); Institut Supérieur des Arts et des Cultures (SENEGAL); Past/Not Past (FRANCE); Bibliothèque Nationale et Universitaire de Strasbourg (FRANCE); Comune di Bologna (ITALY); Associazione Europea degli Insegnanti AEDE (ITALY); The Himalayan Society for Heritage and Art Conservation (INDIA); Maillon Théâtre de Strasbourg Scène européenne (FRANCE); Associazione Archivio Luciano Caruso (ITALY); International Investments Company (SENEGAL).


To open up a dialog between universities and professionals, H.E.A.D. organises:

Annual International Conferences





H.E.A.D. is also on Youtube


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