EurIdentity Certificate

You would like to learn more about Europe and strengthen your intercultural competences? The following page offers you information about the additional qualification EurIdentity.

What is the EurIdentity certificate?

Since the winter semester 2023/24, students at Trier University have been able to take the EurIdentity Certificate. As a joint project of the University of the Greater Region (UniGR) and its seven partner universities (RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau, University of Liège, Université de Lorraine, University of Luxembourg, Saarland University, University of Trier, htw saar), a certificate in English was created that is open to all students of the Greater Region.

The additional qualification EurIdentity Certificate enables all students of UniGR partner universities, regardless of their field of study and qualification level, to deepen their knowledge about Europe and their intercultural competences. The EurIdentity Certificate consists of two modules: Basic Module and Advanced Level.

Basic Module: Foundations of Europe

The "EurIdentity Basic Module: Foundations of Europe" (5 ECTS*) is available as an online course independent of the timetable. With 12 different sections, it offers a broad overview of the institutions and core policy areas of the European Union, the history, literature and art of Europe, European identity and European law, through to EU external relations and issues of climate change. Each of the twelve topics is presented in English by different instructors from UniGR's seven partner universities on videos that can be accessed at any time.

Registration information

All interested students at the University of Trier can take the EurIdentity Certificate. Many students have the possibility to choose the Basic Module (as part of their subject studies or via the Free Elective in PORTA (13502321 EurIdentity Basic Level: Foundations of Europe). Please refer to your study plan or module handbook to find out whether the free elective area is firmly integrated in your subject! 

All others who do not have this option but would like to obtain the certificate as an additional qualification should contact Prof. Schild (schilduni-trierde) by e-mail to register.

ERASMUS students can also take the module, you should also contact Prof. Schild. For basic information about the EurIdentity Certificate please contact the UniGR officer, Dr. Sandra Kraft (unigruni-trierde).

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Advanced Level

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At the Advanced Level, students complete a total of 20 ECTS at Trier University. (Deviating from the diagram below, which results from the different ECTS structure of the partner universities) Completion of the EurIdentity Basic module "Foundations of Europe" and mobility abroad are compulsory.

Students can select various courses from the course catalogues of the UniGR partner universities, taking into account their individual interests.

Formal requirements:

  • Successful completion of the EurIdenity Basic Module: Foundations of Europe (5 ECTS at Trier University)
  • Successful completion of courses totalling 20 ECTS at Trier University/partner university
  • Including a mobility at a foreign university (within the scope of at least 6 ECTS)

Course Topics:

Students choose courses from the following areas/topic areas (one or more topic areas may be selected):

European Humanities

European Arts, European Languages, European Literature and Intercultural Studies

European challenges in science and technology

European Governance and European Politics

Courses indirectly related to the topic of Europe (e.g. language courses, max. 5 ECTS at Trier University)

The course catalogues can be found here.

Registration for the Advanced Level or (full) EurIdentity Certificate at Trier University:

If you would like to attend courses as part of the Advanced Level because you intend to complete the whole certificate (EurIdentity Certificate), please contact Dr Sandra Kraft ( or alternatively Prof Schild (

You can find instructions for selecting courses at Advanced Level at Trier University here.