Intellectual Outputs


 IO1: BASELINE COMPARATIVE RESEARCH [read more=”Read more” less=”Read less”]

The research is the first preparatory step in Intercultural Mobility process to provide an innovative program in intercultural competences for VET providers in order to maximize the impact of an intercultural mobility in the process of social integration of the learners.
The aim of the research is to provide a detailed and comparative overview of cultural based-competence in VET professionals/providers’ activities and profile. The VET providers are able to meet the needs of students, learners and workers. The real added value of a VET provider expert with cultural competences framework is his/her ability to strategically manage his/her own intercultural network, constantly widening and enriching it in order to provide the best answer to people’s needs thus, helping them with undertaking a mobility experience abroad.
The methodology of the research will help us identify the process of intervention and VET providers’ competences in the cultural competence field through a mix of literature reviews, case studies, practice analysis, interviews and in-the-field observation.The framework of the research has the following main parts:

  1.  Identify the current qualification routes across the NQF-RQF that are relevant to the field of intercultural competence in VET sector.
  2. Review the roles of VET providers responsible for organizing mobility programs across the EU and the development of intercultural competence framework.
    The first and second part will show the results of the literature reviews, secondary analysis and national/regional qualification framework and cultural practice overviews in order to define an overarching model for an Intercultural VET Provider based-competence profile.
  3. The key competence for VET providers to develop an effective cultural competence framework
  4. The “state of the art” in terms of knowledge, skills and behaviors in each participating Country for VET practitioners around three areas:
  1. Understanding ourselves and our own cultural assumptions
  2. Models for culturally competent behaviors
  3. Applying cultural competence in: The workplace / Civil Society / Our Social Interactions / European Mobility
  4. literature review at international level, comparing the outcomes of four case studies in (IT-FR-CY-UK) in order to define Intercultural VET Provider’s knowledge, skills and competences according to the European Qualification Framework (5 EQF Level) and defined around the three thematic areas as described above.


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This output refers to the modular program for development of the intercultural competence in Motilities and will be structured in 3 parts:
1. The 1st part provides the 3 Modules (MD) referred to the cultural competence framework that will be developed:

  1. The strategy to develop an effective cultural assumption
  2. Models for culturally competent behaviors
  3. Applying cultural competence in different sector: The workplace; Civil Society; Our Social Interactions; European Mobilit

Each MD will define some units of learning outcomes described in:

  • NQF/RQF references
  • EQF Dimension (5 EQF Level)
  • ECVET requirements
  • Learning outcomes (general description)
  • Skills; Knowledge; Competencies (detailed description)

2. The 2nd part provides the Training Plan and the goals and contents of the training modules which will be developed. The training plan will outline a training strategy, a schedule and the material needs. The training modules will be provided through blended-learning approach.

The assessment phase will be by unit and particularly through:

  • Learning journal (reflection and self-evaluation)
  • Peer assessment
  • Presentation to group
  • Tutor observation
  • Reporting of the main results of the training and testing phases to the stakeholders in small focus groups sessions or face-to-face meetings.

Rigorous validation of assessment will build on EAL’s experience of providing accredited course at all levels up to and including Masters.

3. The 3rd part is dedicated to the pilot-testing training and assessment activities (training-blended approach) structured in two areas of activities (transnational and local levels) and attended by 2 Master Trainers, 10 VET Staff Providers (VSP).


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 To meet the objective of the project: the improvement of the delivery of VET mobility program, the toolkit will be developed to support lifelong learning activities, the mobility of European learners (VET professionals). It aims at facilitating the process of recognition and transparency of the impacts of a non-formal learning in the social inclusion process at a European level to encourage cross-border labor mobility by removing legal obstacles and facilitating the recognition of professional qualification and experience managing with cultural competencies.

 The purpose of this toolkit is to:

  • assist VOs to reflect on the current recognition/validation practices of non-formal / informal learning
  • enable VOs to deliver an innovative, simple and quality recognition and validation service.

 The toolkit is composed of three main parts:

  1. Impact of non-formal / informal learning mainly through mobility: what cultural skills / competences do learners develop, use, reinforce when experiencing a mobility and what are the impacts on their work?
  2. Recognition / Valorization of mobility experiences as a way to better experiment interculturality and to improve and multiply the delivery of VET mobility programs.
  3. Transferability / Transparency: Methods and tools to transfer the content and results to other organizations and countries.


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The Toolkit will contain a set of experiences, practice, guidelines and stories provided by VSP involved in the project activities, for those aspiring to become Intercultural VET Professional.
It aims at presenting the most specific changes (MSC) in the VSPs of each organization after the project experiences and analyzed during the evaluation-assessment process with the 10 TOP skills and competence necessary to become a successful Intercultural VET Professional able to provide training path around intercultural competence framework and supporting people mobility across EU and beyond.
The Toolkit will focus on the following job-profile area: The path to become a successful Intercultural VET Professional.


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