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The second UPSKILLS multiplier event – 5 July 2022

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In this one-day multiplier event we share our best practices and guidelines for the collection and creation of learning content targeting transferable skills to be used in language-related courses. The target group primarily involves university teachers in language-related areas.
The event is free of charge for registered participants


The aim of the UPSKILLS project is to identify and tackle the gaps in digital and research skills in existing programmes of study and develop supporting teaching and learning materials, with the ultimate aim of better preparing linguistics and language students for today’s jobs in the language industry.
The main objectives of this multiplier event is to inform the participants about and train them in using the resources generated within the project so far. We will also seize the opportunity to learn from the experiences of the participants.


The event will take place on July 5, 2022, between 10:30am and 5:00pm. See the programme below for details.


The event will take place at the University of Graz.  Online participation on Webex is possible as well.  Please register to be able to attend.
Registration for on site participants

Registration for online participants


The event is organised by The UPSKILLS project, an Erasmus+ strategic partnership for higher education that seeks to identify and tackle the gaps and mismatches in skills for linguistics and language students through the development of a new curriculum component and supporting materials to be embedded in existing programmes of study. Speakers include UPSKILLS team members and representatives of the University of Graz. 

Contact person at the University of Graz: Marko Simonovic (


All times are CEST (UTC+2)

10:15 – 10:30 Opening + What is UPSKILLS? (Stavros Assimakopoulos, Uni Malta)
10:30 – 11:15 Talk by Prof. Barbara Hinger (Uni Graz)
11:15 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 11:45 IO1: “Language data and project specialist – from an UPSKILLS profile to classrooms across Europe” (Maja Miličević Petrović, Uni Bologna)
11:45 – 12:00 IO2: “Integrating research and research infrastructures into teaching” (Marko Simonović, Uni Graz & Iulianna van der Lek, CLARIN ERIC)
12:00 – 12:15 IO3: “Adapting and developing learning materials” (Jelena Gledić, Uni Belgrade)
12:15 – 12:30  IO4: “UPSKILLS and educational games” (Stavros Assimakopoulos & Michela Vella, Uni Malta)
12.30 – 12.45 Feedback from the audience
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 14:30 The UPSKILLS pedagogical approach and projected output (i.e. How to incorporate UPSKILLS materials into your teaching (Jelena Gledić & Nađa Soldatić, Uni Belgrade)
14:30 – 14:45 UPSKILLS Students’ projects (Iulianna van der Lek, CLARIN ERIC & Tanja Samardžić, Uni Zurich)
14:45 – 15:15 Content block example 1:  Theory-based leaning (Genoveva Puskas & Margherita Pallottino, Uni Geneva)
15:15 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 16:00 Content block example 2: Collecting data from human subjects (Tihana Kraš, Uni Rijeka & Marko Simonović, Uni Graz)
16:00– 16:15 Student project example (Ema Štarkl, Uni Ljubljana/Uni Graz)
16:15 – 17:00 “UPSKILLS and I. An open discussion”