LeaCoMM - Exchange House attend first partner meeting in Maribor, Slovenia

Exchange House National Traveller’s Service is pleased to announce we are one of six partners working on a new EU project called LeaCoMM. The first partners meeting took place in the city of Maribor, Slovenia from 28th - 29th March 2014.

It was a very enjoyable and productive meeting where the six partners got the opportunity to meet each other and get the LeaCoMM project started.

The aim of LeaCoMM is the establishment of a platform for teachers in Europe who work with multicultural, multiethnic, multilingual and multireligious learners in their classroom or school environment. LeaCoMM aims to offer tools for teachers to develop their professional skills in this area as well as create a network for teachers across Europe to exchange good learning practice, methods and learning materials.

The LeaCoMM platform for teachers will be an online intercultural environment through a dedicated website and social networking media. On the website there will be a number of areas for teachers, including:

  • a general library and research area with the latest academic research, studies and policy outlines on intercultural competences for teachers
  • a resource materials area where teachers can exchange relevant materials - created by teachers for teachers
  • an area offering modules for teachers to improve their own inter and trans-cultural skills
  • a forum for teachers across Europe to directly communicate with each other, list questions, make recommendations and other points of educational interest – the actual Learning Community of Teachers and Teacher Educators

 The lead partner on the project for LeaCoMM is Soros International House – Vilnius, Lithuania and the other partners include

  • Federal School Board Stuttgart – Stuttgart, Germany
  • Desmos NGO – Katerini, Greece
  • Exchange House – Dublin, Ireland
  • Anton Martin Slomšek Institute (ZAMS) – Maribor, Slovenia
  • Bilkent University – Ankara, Turkey

The next partner meeting is 30th June – 2nd July in Ankara Turkey. In the meantime all partners will continue to work on their work packages. Exchange House National Traveller's Service is happy to be a part of this new and exciting EU project and we will post regular updates on its progress.

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