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Among Others: Developing Intercultural Competence

The training activity took place
in Birmingham, United Kingdom
organised by UK Erasmus+ National Agency
19-23 April 2016
Reference person

Khalid Miah

(UK NA Senior Project Manager, TCA)
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Aims & objectives

This seminar was held within the long-term project ‘Among Others’, aimed at exploring how non-formal methods can enhance and develop intercultural competence in higher education.

The seminar's main focus was to review the project’s progress and its framework, considering newest developments in the field of Intercultural Competence (ICC) and current European Union policy priorities, including diversity, inclusion, migration and asylum issues.

Project objectives:
- To introduce non-formal education and international cooperation into higher education;
- To develop intercultural competence of future youth workers and teachers to improve the quality of youth work
- To encourage the use of Erasmus+ Youth Programme in working with young people.

Course objectives:
1. To share the context, ideas, resources and outcomes of national project activities
2. To identify ways of improving the recognition of Intercultural Competence (ICC) and NFL (Non-formal learning) within Higher Education
3. To develop the project’s sustainability notably through the establishment of a network /community of practice
4. To review the concept of ICC within the European Training Strategy (ETS)
5. To evaluate the last phase of the project

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

- UK Erasmus+ National Agency
- Polish Erasmus+ National Agency
- Two trainers: Ela Kielak and Max Fras

Training methods used & main activities

- Presentations
- Group workshops: Higher Education, Intercultural Competence, International Youth Work

Outcomes of the activity

- Annual project report
- Continuation of the project at national level in 6 countries
- Next phase planning - Czech Republic (2017) and Turkey (2018)
- Research into Intecultural Competence and its accreditation at HEI level

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was one of the two main trainers

I worked on this training for 5 days as a full time trainer.

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