Title TANDEM - How to establish intergenerational and intercultural communication and how to provide for transfer and transparency of competences in VET
Project Number 2009-1-NO1-LEO05-01045
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text In many European countries, two groups of society are among the most affected by low participation in labour market and social exclusion: young low-level educated and older migrant people. Both groups are also hard to reach by educational measures and often show low motivation and poor course success. “TANDEM - How to establish intergenerational and intercultural communication and how to provide for transfer and transparency of competences in VET” is based upon the successful Grundtvig project “European Generation Link” (www.european-generation-link.org) and shall adapt innovative and concrete measures for VET, demonstrating to VET teachers, trainers and counsellors how to bring these two groups of society together and make them benefit from each other.
Summary The project "Tandem" is based upon the concept of intergenerational and intercultural learning. It will show to VET teachers how to support learners making non-formal and informal skills transparent and valid for their future professional development.
Description The partnership of the proposed project TANDEM consists of “sender partners” (VET providers and innovation experts representing the original project) from AT, DE and BE cooperating with “target partners” (VET providers, consulting and research organisations, public bodies) from NO, NL, EL and BG.
Recognition, transparency, certification
open and distance learning
material for open learning
The main outputs of TANDEM will help to raise competences of VET providers and their staff and be as follows:
1. TANDEM didactic guidelines -to show how to sensitise the young adults and motivate them to form tandem teams with older migrants, carry out interviews, engage in knowledge transfer and make competences transparent
2. TANDEM internet-based library - with “stories” of older migrants recorded by yound adults to be searched by diverse parameters
3. TANDEM library user handbook - to inform users about organisational aspects of how to use the library, produce, edit and upload recordings in various formats onto it etc.
In addition, partners will develop Implementation Concepts for each target country in order to guarantee long term sustainability of the TANDEM results.