A COMBI course in Eibar (Basque Country) – July 2019

The COMBI course was held within the programme of the UEU – “Udako Euskal Unibertsitatea” –  Basque Summer University - an Basque-only institution which organizes open courses during the whole year (despite its name). UEU gained a high academic and social...

COMBI Conference: Migrants and Minority Languages in Health and Social Care

12 April 2019, Taliesin Create, Swansea University On 12th April 2019, the COMBI project (communication competences for migrant health care workers in bilingual areas) will hold a conference at Swansea University on migrants and minority language learning in bilingual...

COMBI multiplier event in Palermo to promote minority languages among migrants

The 12th of June 2018 the second multiplier event of COMBI project took place in Palermo (Italy). International speakers, stakeholders and experts in minority language gathered attracting many participants at local level. In Palermo the COMBI consortium presented the...

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...

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

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 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

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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