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...
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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.

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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.

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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!...
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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...
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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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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...
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Xabier Aierdi Urraza – Curriculum Vitae

(Español) The COMBI consortium appointed the first member of the Advisory Board of the project. Mr. Xabier Aierdi was proposed by Banaiz Bagara Elkartea, one of the two Basque partners of COMBI project.

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COMBI, minority languages in support of migrants

The kick-off meeting of the COMBI “Communication competences for migrants and disadvantaged background learners in bilingual work environments” project was held on the 9th and 10th of November in Leeuwarden (The Netherlands). The project is funded by the DG Education...
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Download our first COMBI Newsletter

Read the project presentation on our first Newsletter! It presents the COMBI project kick-off meeting in Leeuwarden held in November 2016. Download COMBI Newsletter...
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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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