TANDEM

How to establish intergenerational and intercultural communication and how to provide for transfer and transparency of competences in VET

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, coordinated by BEST), 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.

The project is thus based upon the concept of intergenerational and intercultural learning. It shows to VET teachers how to support learners making non-formal and informal skills transparent and valid for their future professional development based on the EUROPASS approach.

The partnership of TANDEM consists of VET providers and innovation experts representing the original project from Austria, Germany and Belgium, cooperating with VET providers, consulting and research organisations, as well as public bodies from Norway, the Netherlands, Greece and Bulgaria.

The main outputs of TANDEM shall help to raise competences of VET providers and their staff and be as follows:

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

TANDEM internet-based library - with “stories” of older migrants recorded by young adults to be searched by diverse parameters

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.

TANDEM Implementation Concept for each target country, which can help to foster the sustainability of the TANDEM results.

EU-Program: LLP, Leonardo da Vinci TOI
Coordination: BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH
Contact: Karin Kronika, Helmut Kronika
Duration: Dezember 2009 - November 2011
Website: www.tandem-project.eu
EU - Partner für lebenslanges Lernen This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.