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Name: CIT4VET – Open Online Catalogue of Intercultural Tools for Vocational Education and Training

Intercultural competencies (IC) are essential to be effective in today's culturally diverse reality. The importance of IC has been recognised by the European Commission and is being acknowledged by more and more educational entities. Nonetheless, the extent to which intercultural competence development is included in education varies from country to country. Many countries still haven’t included intercultural education in key education pathways. The situation is even worse when it comes to the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector and VET trainers in particular.

As a result, there are many VET trainers who are experts in their field, but when it comes to knowledge or experience in delivering their lessons to students from different backgrounds, they have to fill this gap by looking for the right tools on their own. Considering that vocational training can be an effective means of integration for people who have migrated to Europe following the migratory flows imposed by globalisation, helping the trainers in their further development also promotes social inclusion.

 

To improve and increase the ability of VET Trainers to provide intercultural training to learners from other countries in Bulgaria, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands and Poland by the end of 2020. The project will achieve this through offering easy access to tools in the area of intercultural learning and providing training materials, including instructions on how to apply theory to intercultural training.

In particular, the specific objective is to design and implement an innovative Open Online Catalogue of Intercultural Tools which will be an online application available as an Open Education Resource.
  - Database of intercultural tools – collection of tools developed within previous various initiatives and projects as Open Education Resources and that relate to intercultural education.
  - Training materials about culture. Materials in the form of e-learning, with exercises and tests allowing for self-assessment of IC.
  - Guide on how to develop simulations for intercultural training.

 

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Number: N°:2018-1-DE02-KA202-005051
Programme: Erasmus+, KA2, Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices, Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training
Period: 01.10.2018 – 30.09.2020
Partners:
assist GmbH – Germany
The Institute of Technology Tralee - Ireland
DANMAR COMPUTERS – Poland
Centrum Kształcenia Edukator Sp. z o.o. - Poland
Intercultural Business Improvement Ltd. – Netherlands
RUNI Center – Bulgaria
Diciannove - Italy
Website: https://cit4vet.erasmus.site/

 

Cit4VET logoCIT4VET brought project partners to Turin to discuss, analyze and implement the work of preparing project outputs. During the meeting, partners established the work plan of the forthcoming months, which will focus on the development of the website, the progressive implementation of the database relating to resources and instruments of an intercultural tools available for professional training. The database will be accompanied by a series of four e-learning modules which includes some methodological tips to favour intercultural dialogue, together with exercises and self-assessment tests on the topic of intercultural competences addressed to trainers and educators.

Cit4VET logoKick-off meeting
The meeting was held in Paderborn, Germany on 26 and 27 January 2019. After the presentation of the project, the partners agreed on intellectual outputs, discussed and approved the project management and assigned specific tasks for dissemination and evaluation.

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