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...

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...

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:

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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