Working Groups

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) 2016 – 2017


The CGU has set as one of its priorities the establishment of COIL initiatives among its members. In order to identify best practices and perspectives, a COIL working group has been created.

The purpose of this call is to encourage those lecturers willing to start a Collaborative Online International Learning project inside any subject course in collaboration with lecturers from another CGU member university.



  • University of Monterrey (UDEM), Mexico.
  • University of Leon, Spain.
  • University of Minho, Portugal.
  • UNINETTUNO, Italy.
  • UNESP, Brazil.



The details can be consulted on our Intranet:

  • Business English I – Proposed by the University of Oviedo.
    Research on Real Remote Lab and MOOCs – Proposed by the University of Cadiz.
  • Languages and Translation (English, Spanish, German) – Proposed by the University of Oviedo.
  • Energy from biomass – Proposed by the University of the Basque Country.
  • Intercultural communication – Proposed by the University of Monterrey.
  • International marketing – Proposed by the University of Monterrey.
  • Globalization and cultural change – Proposed by the University of Monterrey.

Northern Routes to Santiago 2007 – 2008


Prof. Jerzy Kmiecinski, Pultusk Academy of Humanities



Northern Routes to Santiago was created in the XIII General Assembly (Santiago de Compostela, Spain) in September 2007 by a proposal of Pultusk Academy of Humanities.

This working group is closely linked to trade routes and pilgrimages. Its main goals are: to extend the pilgrimage roads towards the Northern and Eastern Europe; to extend academic support and promotion to this ambitious task; and to secure necessary research on ‘receiving end’ at Santiago de Compostela.

It will also be closely linked to a project initiated by the University of Warmia – Mazury where cities will be encouraged to present their heritage from the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela to create interest for the routes, support exchange of information and develop thematical tourism.



  • First Formal Meeting of Northern Routes to Santiago

    21 January 2008, Lübeck (Germany)

Multilingualism and Cross-Cultural Communication (MCCC) 2006 – 2007


Dr. Rita Temmerman
Centrum voor Vaktaal en Communicatie (CVC)
Erasmushogeschool University (Belgium)

Contact person

Mr Jean Pierre Roose
Head of International Relations
Erasmushogeschool University (Belgium)


Thematic Network on Multilingualism and Cross-Cultural Communication (MCCC) was approved by the Compostela Group of Universities at the XII General Assembly (Poznan, Poland) in September 2006.

This Working Group aims a wide multidisciplinary approach and will bring together experts from a wide variety of scientific sub-disciplines who share a common interest in the scientific study of multilingualism and cross-cultural communication and in the application of scientific results of research projects in this multidisciplinary field of interest.


• To invite researchers active within the CGU to express their interest in this thematic network on Multilingualism and Cross-Cultural Communication (MCCC).

• To set up research initiatives within the CGU bearing on the enhancement of cross-cultural understanding through the study of interlanguage communication.

• To set up research initiatives within CGU with the aim of producing a comprehensive and integrated model that aims to develop critical cultural awareness of both native and foreign cultures and intercultural competencies.

• To set up research initiatives within CGU concerning the role and impact of technological information and communication systems (WWW, Semantic Net) in a multilingual and multicultural environment.

• To organise international conferences on this theme on a regular basis.

• To set up an exchange program for researchers and students in MCCC.

• To set up Special Interest Groups on a variety of sub-themes.


    Related information

    European Studies TN  2003 – 2007


    Call for coordination among the CGU member universities.



    This group focuses on enhancing the creation of other different groups working on subjects related to the European Union, its history, its institutions, the European citizenship, the openness and the relationships between the different countries and cultures living within the European Union.



    • University of Macau – China
    • Masaryk University – Brno, Czech Republic
    • Aalborg University – Denmark
    • HWP Hamburg – Germany
    • Technische Universität Dresden – Germany
    • University of Limerick – Ireland
    • University of Catania – Italy
    • University of Malta – Malta
    • The Poznan University of Economics – Poland
    • University of Lodz – Poland
    • Portucalense Infante Dom Enrique University – Portugal
    • Castilla-La Mancha University – Spain
    • Zaragoza University – Spain
    • Göteborg University – Sweden
    • Karlstad University – Sweden
    • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam – The Nederlands
    • London South Bank University – United Kingdom
    • Loughborough University – United Kingdom
    • University of Leeds – United Kingdom
    • Westminster University – United Kingdom


    • The International Relations of European Regions: Inter-Regional Cooperation in Energy and Infrastructure Networks
      October 24-25, 2007 Zaragoza (Spain)
    • Perceptions and Policy in Transatlantic Relations
      October 15, 2007, Zaragoza (Spain)
    • Parallel session on European Studies at the CGU General Assembly
      September 21, 2007, Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
    • VI Annual Conference and General Meeting of the ASEF University Network
      September 2-7, 2007 Madrid (Spain)
    • The International Relations of the Regions: Sub-National Actors, Para-Diplomacy and Multi-Level Governance
      October 5-6, 2006 Madrid (Spain)
    • Meeting European Studies TN
      April 30, 2004, Poznan (Poland)
    • Seminar on European Studies
      November 14-15 2003, Santiago de Compostela