Intercultural education

BABELTIC – Second Languages and New Technologies

The aim of the project was to integrate three important concepts in society and current education: New Technologies (ICTs), Second Language Learning and Culture. Teachers and educators have to be able to develop abilities and didactic strategies necessary for the curricular use of the ICTs. The common European Framework for Languages remarks that the person who learns second languages also develops his/her intercultural abilities. For that reason cultural contents must not appear in an isolated way but they must be an integral part of the programmed communicative situations.

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YES to Intercultural Dialogue

This project was an international training course organized by Youth Express Network in partnership with Intercultural Institute of Timisoara and Parudimos Association. The main aim of the training was to bring together people with different cultural backgrounds and to experience, together with the local Roma community to address the complexity of intercultural dialogue through experiential learning.


An intercultural training course for school international coordinators

The IIT experience in promoting school partnerships, with special emphasis on ICT use, and in developing training courses in order to develop intercultural competences was exploited within a COMENIUS project addressed to teachers responsible for international activity coordination in their schools.

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EDICC – European Diploma for Intercultural Competence

This project brought together a consortium of 10 European Universities and NGOs to develop an academic curriculum for Continuing Education on Intercultural Competence. The project modified and transferred existing theoretical and multidisciplinary knowledge of Intercultural Competence of partner organizations into work-life oriented curricula on Intercultural Competence for adult learners.

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Survival Kit – Managing Multilateral Projects in the Lifelong Learning Programme

The Survival Kit aims to provide guidance for education professionals on how to plan, organise, implement, monitor and evaluate, disseminate and sustain Multilateral Projects in Grundtvig and other actions of the Lifelong Learning Programme. The publication addresses, above all, project co-ordinators with little or no previous experience with European co-operation.

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ACID – Active Citizens for Intercultural Dialogue

The aim of this project was to organize citizens’ panels on the importance of intercultural dialogue in the context of an increasingly intercultural European Union, exploring original and innovative methodology, with the potential to encourage citizens’ participation and to stimulate dialogue between European citizens and the institutions of the European Union.

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RURBAN – Interculturality in the rural and in the urban areas, in Romania and Hungary

The aim of the project was to develop youth cooperation in the cross-border area between Romania and Hungary, through joint activities of the young people in the region, which were meant to stimulate their interest for active engagement both in aggregating their own interests, as well as for active involvement in community life in general.

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INTERMUSE – Intercultural Education through Museums

INTERMUSE project started from the idea that museums represent valuable resources for intercultural education but innovative methodologies need to be developed to increase motivation for learning, particularly among upper-secondary school pupils. The aim of the project was to stimulate pupils’ active involvement in intercultural learning and their reflection on sensitive and complex issues regarding cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue, as well as their willingness to learn other languages, by engaging them in the design of computer games in the framework of school-museum cooperation.

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EUROPEP – Priority Education Policies in Europe

Through EUROPEP Project a comparative study was conducted on priority education policies in eight European countries, selected based on the diversity of their education system: UK, Belgium, France, Greece, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania and Sweden.

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International Congress for Intercultural Research

In 2007 the Intercultural Institute of Timisoara organised the 11th Congress of the organisation Association pour la Recherche Interculturelle (ARIC), gathering in Timisoara over 150 researchers from Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia. The Congress was entitled: Territories, Limits, Crossings. Interculturality in Movement and allowed the presentation of researches from diverse disciplines such as: psychology, sociology, linguistics, education, anthropology, law, etc.

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