COMBI multiplier event in Palermo, Sicily

The COMBI “Communication competences for migrants and disadvantaged background learners in bilingual work environments” project is organising a multiplier event on the 12th of June 2018 in Palermo (taly). The project involves six partners from five different...

COMBI Presentation @ Intergroup for Traditional Minorities, National Communities and Languages

A study carried out within the COMBI project has shown that there is no systematic teaching in the minority languages ​​or territories in which two languages are used in elderly care ​​( or healthcare services). In order to reflect on the steps that should be taken...

COMBI @ the European Parliament

The COMBI project will give a presentation at the Intergroup meeting at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Submit your contribution and we will take it into account. On March 15th, two representatives of the COMBI project, Petra Elser and Gwennan Higham, will go...

COMBI: Piloting the course with migrants working in the care sector

Which are strategies could favour the social inclusion of the disadvantaged adults? How to help migrants developing communication competences in work environments? The COMBI pilot course started on the 5th February 2018 in Urnieta, a village near San Sebastian...

Welcome to COMBI project website

We want to provide vocational teachers in the health care sector and minority language teachers with innovative tools. These tools are aimed at instructing and assisting migrants in becoming proficient in the (minority) languages required for working in the health care sector

Communication competences for migrants and disadvantaged background learners in bilingual work environments

Funding institution

EACEA, Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships for adult education

Project duration

01/09/2016 – 31/08/2018

The project

The COMBI project “Communication competences for migrants and disadvantaged background learners in bilingual work environments” is to develop innovative and inclusive/systemic practices and methods focused on acquiring communication competences in the languages required in the workplace. It takes into consideration the multilingual reality of European regions.

Objectives

The aim of this method is not to acquire full competences in two or more languages, but to make sure that the regional language is taken into consideration as far as it fulfils language requirements in the workplace thanks to innovative teaching methods.

Activities

  • Need Analysis of the target groups’ educational needs
  • Development of training modules
  • Pilot training
  • Multiplier events to disseminate the results of the project

The members of COMBI Advisory Board

COMBI Advisory Board has the task to forward the outcomes of the COMBI project to its network and hence function as an ambassador of the project. In the role as ambassadors of the project, the board members are invited to participate to COMBI project activities and dissemination actions such as workshops and multiplier events during the project to facilitate the transfer of knowledge. The members of the Advisory Board are:

Roberta Lo Bianco

Roberta is working in a European NGO where she coordinates European voluntary projects (sending and reception of young volunteers). She is a trainer of European and extra European volunteers, specialized in migration issues. She worked in socio-cultural projects...

Jeroen Darquennes

Jeroen Darquennes has been appointed Advisory Board Member for Fryske Academy. Jeroen Darquennes (in photo) is associate professor (chargé de cours) of German and General Linguistics at the University of Namur, visiting professor at the Facultés Universitaires...

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