Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programmes

Blended Intensive Programmes (BIP) are intensive, interdisciplinary courses that combine a short-term physical mobility component with a virtual component.

Erasmus Blended

BIP aim to:

  • Add value, develop short, intensive and joint mobility curricula and activities (i.e. blendedd summer or winter schools in Europe).
  • Must have an innovative approach to teaching and learning.
  • Open to all schools, departments and study cycles.


  • It is compulsory to include a period of physical mobility of short duration (from 5 to 30 days) and a virtual period of indefinite duration to be carried out before or after.
  • Participation of at least 3 universities from 3 different programme countries (Iscte + two universities).
  • A minimum of 15 participants, either students for study or staff for training (recommended: around 15/20 participants).
  • In addition, there may be participants from universities in third countries, but they do not receive a grant, nor do they count towards the funding below.
  • A minimum of 3 ECTS must be awarded to students.

Iscte may apply as

  1. Organiser of Blended Intensive Programmes (BIP incoming)
  2. Sending students to Blended Intensive Programmes organised by other partner universities (BIP outgoing)

In both options, the application for funding is always made through the International Relations Service.

Whenever Blended Intensive Programme opportunities arise, the International Relations Office will publicise them. Iscte students interested in taking part can then apply on Fenix+.

For the physical mobility component (usually 5 days duration + 2 days for travel), BIP participants benefit from an Erasmus+ grant for individual support of 70€/day (from the 1st to the 14th day) and 50€/day (from the 15th to the 30th day) - only applicable for the physical mobility period.

** Participants with fewer opportunities receive a supplement of €100 (from the 1st to the 14th day) and €150 (from the 15th to the 30th day).

** In the case of ecological travel, participants receive a one-off contribution of €50 as a supplement to individual support.

The grant will be awarded by the International Relations Office, subject to approval of the Erasmus Contract between the parties.
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Iscte professors interested in organising a Blended Intensive Programme should contact the International Relations Office and submit an application form indicating the title, programme, partner universities, number of participants, number of ECTS, etc.

Detailed information on the BIPs offered by Iscte can be found on the following pages:

Short Description: The BIP “From place to city: constructing collectively the habitat” (6ECTS)  aims to engage students to collaborative design approaches in diverse social, economic, and technological neighborhood contexts. The Northern Crown of the Lisbon Municipality, specifically the Ameixoeira area, is characterized by territorial fragmentation and a lack of social and urban cohesion.
The Lisbon municipality has implemented various strategies for its redevelopment; however, there are socio-urban precedents such as illegal settlements, the island effect and ghettoization of some resettlement neighborhoods, urban decay in the historic core, and the proliferation of vacant urban spaces and undeveloped land. These challenges are difficult to overcome using conventional approaches.
It is therefore urgent to rethink fragmented territories, their dynamics, and transformations, in more human, democratic, resilient, and sustainable ways through the creation of spaces for transdisciplinary ideation and innovative and collaborative urban creative practices. Only in this way can we promote and foster thought and spatial intervention practices associated with active community participation in the development of public policies for the urban common.
This fragmented territory also lacks a strategy and territorial model that adds value and identity. Public space can play a significant role as a unifying force through its contribution to the physical and functional qualification of the cores and by facilitating better integration between communities and the services provided by elements of the ecosystem - soil, vegetation, fauna, water, sunlight, open space, food production, etc. - promoting pedestrian accessibility, improving functions and activities, creating centralities, fostering innovation, adding value, and contributing to the construction of a more sustainable sense of community.
In this regard, both academics and non-academics should contribute to refocusing the collective construction of the habitat on mediating strategies inherent in negotiation processes in the design of public space.
It is under this perspective that Iscte - Lisbon University Institute (host institution) , in association with the Lisbon City Council DMU/DPU/DRAUGI, Instituto Superior Técnico, and Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, are promoting an integrated and inclusive intervention in fragmented territories.

Physical Component dates: 08 - 12 July 2024

Partner universities:

  • Università Iuav di Venezia, Italy
  • University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication, Austria (TBD)

Application: closed

Iscte responsible: Professor Alexandra Paio (She)

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