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 address 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); Russian State University for the Humanities (RUSSIA); Universidade de Lisboa (PORTUGAL); University of Mumbai (INDIA). Associated partner: Pontificia Facoltà Teologica dell'Italia Meridionale (ITALY).

Non-academic partners : Archives et Musée de la Littérature (BELGIUM); Association des Amis d’Orizons (FRANCE); Association Xanadu (FRANCE); Bottega Finzioni S.r.l. (ITALY); Fondation Catherine Gide (SWITZERLAND); Hamelin Associazione Culturale (ITALY); Media Consultants S.r.l. (ITALY); Moreno Holding Group Spa (ITALY); Odoya S.r.l. (ITALY); Società Dante Alighieri (FRANCE); Ville de Mulhouse (FRANCE); Reggia di Casera (ITALY); Region of Crete (GREECE); Musée Théodore Monod d'Art Africain (SENEGAL); 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).


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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