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...

Arantza Lekuona Zabala, New Advisory Board member

Arantza Lekuona has been the manageress of the regional autonomous body Kabia since 2015. She has a degree in Political Sciences and Sociology and has completed several postgraduate and specialist university courses (on Public Administration, on Governance and...

COMBI at New Speakers’ Network Final Whole Action Conference

COMBI partners and advisory board member Kathryn Jones participated in New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe: Policies and Practices (Final Whole Action Conference) at the University of Coimbra from 14 to 16 September 2017.

Great participation to COMBI conference in San Sebastian

Acquiring communication competences in the languages required in the workplace: some of the main topic discussed during the first COMBI project conference.

Download our second COMBI Newsletter

Read all project updates in our second Newsletter! It presents the multiplier event of the COMBI project in San Sebastian in June. Also it presents the COMBI website updated in partners’ languages! Download COMBI Newsletter #2!...

COMBI Multiplier Event in San Sebastian, join us!

The COMBI consortium is pleased to welcome you to San Sebastian/Donostia to participate in the first COMBI project multiplier event on 7 – 8 June 2017. Deadline for registration: 1st June 2017. The conference is free of charge. Conference venue: Auditorium of the...

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...

Dr Kathryn Jones

Dr Kathryn Jones is Managing Director of IAITH: welsh centre for language planning since 2016, formerly Senior Consultant and subsequently Director of Language Policy and Research with IAITH since 1999. A sociolinguist by training, Kathryn has worked nationally and...

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.


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.


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

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