2nd INCOM-VET project Development of Intercultural Competence of Students and Trainers in EU VET institutions No. LLP-LDV-TOI-2013-LT-0145 partnership meeting took place in Italy, Aosta city on the 21st and 22nd of May, 2014. Venue was in University of Valle d’Aosta, institution of partner number three, organized professionally in mesmerizing ancient alumni hall, once chapel of monastery, in which now university building is established. Prof. Serenella Besio (Head of the Department of Social Sciences and Humanieties of University), Prof. Maria Giovanna Onorati (UNIVDA/ Italy), Mr. Silvano Torreano (Assessorato regionale Sanita, Salute e Politiche Sociali) and Ms. Ester Genero (C.T.P (Centro territoriale permanente)) welcomed the INCOM-VET consortium. After welcome speeches project manager Ms. Renata Černeckienė and project coordinator Mr. Ivaras Giniotis explained aims and objectives of the 2nd Partnership meeting in Italy. All partners of this Project made detailed presentations on their work packages: exploring interim results, foreseeing future work, solving problems:
(P1) Assoc. Prof. Julita Navaitienė, WP1: Adaptation of transfer material and production of methodological material “Development of Intercultural Competence”;
(P2) Ms. Deimantė Končiuvienė, WP2: Development of Intercultural Competence. Handbooks for VET trainers and students.;
(P6) Mr. Frank Bertelmann-Angenendt, WP IV. Living labs for the interactive development of intercultural competence;
(P0) Mr. Ivaras Giniotis made presentation about the external experts of INCOM-VET Project;
(P5) Ms. Helju Virunurm, WP VIII. Dissemination. Valorization: transferability and recognition;
(P0) Ms. Inga Korlienė, WP VII. INCOM-VET website (Creation of the Project website, its testing, improvement, presentation) www.incom-vet.eu;
(P7) Mr. Marko Kemppinen, WP VI. Development of testing structure, performance of testing and generalization of the outcomes;
(P3): Prof. Maria Giovanna Onorati, WP V. Quality Assurance of Deliverables (Quality assurance plan);
(P4) Mr. Furio Bednarz, WP3: examples of learning material, practical tasks, case studies, videos.
The presentations of WPs activities were followed by a round-table discussion to answer all important questions, solve ongoing work problems and to share experience, insights and thoughts. At the end of the 1st day session the round tour in University of Valle d’Aosta was organized as well as traditional Italian dinner giving a better understanding of Italian culture.
On the second day session Mr. Ivaras Giniotis Overviewed completed activities and interim results of INCOM-VET project and presented INCOM-VET Progress report No 1.
Second day was finalized also by round-table discussion for all final questions to be answered. By the common agreement the third INCOM-VET project partner meeting will take place in Lugano, Switzerland on the 8th and 9th of September, 2014.
At the end of the 2nd day session the sightseeing tour in Aosta was organized. Stroll through Aosta was truly fascinating due to lots of evidence of the Romans culture and architecture interwoven with the more medieval and modern ones.
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