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The main menu at the home page gives you an overview of all content in English.
Click on one of the small flags on the right to read the contributions of each country in its own language.

On this website you can find information, recommendations and training materials which aim to develop intercultural competences. These have been developed in the European Leonardo da Vinci partnership INCOSO from 2008 to 2010.

The primary aims of the INCOSO project are to raise awareness of the importance of intercultural competence in the training of social care workers, to develop recommendations for good practice and a bank of resources to support their implementation.

Funding from the Leonardo da Vinci programme for the training organisations in seven European countries was granted in August 2008 to run for two years. Activities have included project meetings in Finland, Germany, Wales and Belgium with a final meeting planned for Estonia. These meetings, involving a large number of staff and students, have been used to exchange ideas and coordinate plans and learn something of the culture and educational and social pracices in each country. Surveys were conducted in each country of students, educators and employers to explore learning needs in relation to inter-cultural competence. Workshop exercises for teaching intercultural competence have been piloted, recommendations of good practice have been developed and existing resources explored.

This wiki site is a means of disseminating our findings. The context of each partner country is very different, so in addition to material in the side menu, you will find additional resources under the country headings above.

The content on this site is the sole responsibility of the partners and the European Commission is not liable for any use that may be made of the information.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
This web site reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


Incoso workshop at CVO SSH Heverlee (B) Keuven, Belgium, 26 February 2010

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