Greetings from Vienna!

The second transnational partner meeting has successfully come to the end. These two very productive days have helped us define the operational working definition of “Integration Competence” based on which we will develop all the further intellectual outputs of the project. Finally, the UNESCO statement from 1984 is agreed to be the motto for developing the VIC set of competences:

“Learning to live together in a diverse society.”

Based on our previous research on the varying objectives of integration programs across Europe we selected the 15 most relevant integration competences for which we will develop a reference system which will be used by adult educators working with refugee immigrants.

The next steps of the project is to create the integration competence reference framework and develop the blended learning course. The aim is to provide adult educators working with refugee immigrants with tools to promote, plan and actively develop and validate integration competences among their students. This competence framework will be designed to be used with the validation tool LEVEL5 which will be the tool to evaluate the feasibility, adequacy and impact of the integration programs.


Our next transnational meeting will be held in Padova, Italy on the 18th and 19th of October 2018.


VIC (Validating Integration Competences) is a strategic partnership co-financed by Erasmus + and coordinated by the German partner DVV – Deutscher Volkshochschulverband. The project will be implemented by a consortium of six partners from five European countries: Germany, Italy, Greece, France and Austria, between December 2017 and November 2019.


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