Intercultural education

INTERtool – Intercultural Competencies for European Project Managers and Teams

The INTERtool project aimed at providing European project managers and teams in adult education with the specific intercultural competencies necessary for successful transnational cooperation, with a strong focus on the virtual dimension.

To this end, the project developed, tested, and disseminated a guidance publication, a face-to-face training course and a virtual training tool which support EU project actors in:

  • Reconciling different communication, working styles and values brought into European projects;
  • Facilitating effective moderation to solve problems during the project process, taking into regard the emotional aspects of intercultural communication;
  • Organising intercultural communication in virtual environments;
  • Facilitating, mostly by virtual means, an effective intercultural team-building process;
  • Securing equality in the partnership in spite of differences e.g. in the field of language competencies and cultural values.

Project Duration: 2006-2009


DVV International (Coordinator), Germany

die Berater, Austria

Intercultural Institute of Timisoara, Romania

Xena: Centro Scambi e Dinamiche Interculturali, Italy

Teaching and Learning Challenges Ltd. United Kingdom

Humap, Finland

Swiss Federation for Adult Learning, Switzerland