INT.COMP – Intercultural Competence Training for Trainers and Advisers in the field of Professional Orientation (Leonardo da Vinci II) 2006 – 2008

Immigrants are a disadvantaged group on the European labour market and professional (re-) integration of immigrants is a major challenge. The focus of the (re-) integration policy of immigrants can be found in active labour market measures, in particular in the field of professional orientation. Because of the lack of interculturally competent staff in this field it is not possible to utilise these services and resources properly and intercultural competencies move into the centre of interest (European Commission, 2004).

Further beneficiaries of this project are organisations, institutions and social services because they can make their services more accessible to immigrants and enterprises because they get an idea of the diversity concept.

We will develop:

  • a training programme that will be structured on a modular basis divided into face to face- and blended learning units and a project work consisting of a research (interviews with immigrants) and a self-perception phase
  • training materials and a training manual
  • an ”immigrant interview guideline” for the project work
  • a database on the topic of migration and nationally specific information as well as
  • a handbook for all persons who work with immigrants; the handbook will be a collection of life worlds of immigrants

The training programme and the material will be tested in a pilot course. A certificate will prove the successful pilot course examination.

Further products are:

  • a Web portal to present all results to the public as well as to the partners
  • a CD-Rom for the training programme, training material and manual as well as the handbook

This new additional qualification will strengthen the dialogue between trainers, advisers, social workers and participants in training as well as the work of contact persons to enterprises. It will optimise the personal advise of services and the interdisciplinary communication between all the participants that are involved in the process of (re-) integration.


This project funded by Leonardo da Vinci has been carried out with the support of the European community. The content of this project does not necessarily reflect the position of the European Community or the National Agency, nor does it involve any responsibility on their part.


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