Recognising intercultural competence

The present tool was developed by a group of 30 teachers, school heads and experts from all over Europe in a three-day Think Tank, drawing on the shared expertise of the participants and of the trainers as well as on the recent results of research and project work within the Council of Europe and other international organisations. The work was co-organized by the Pestalozzi Programme and the Intercultural Cities project of the Council of Europe and the European Wergeland Centre. The tool was then tested by 50 teachers and school heads in 14 countries and it was then finalized taking into account the rich feedback received during the testing period.

The training was led by Ms Ildikò Lázár (Hungary), with the help of Ms Olena Styslavska (Poland) and Mr Hugo Verkest (Belgium). Ms Claudia Lenz and Ms Kjersti Klette (European Wergeland Centre) organised the testing phase and analysed the feedback. Ms Lázár oversaw the subsequent phases up until the final version of this educational tool.

We are now able to offer this tool in 19 languages, thanks to the commitment and involvement of a lot of people, in particular the members of the Community of Practice of the Pestalozzi Programme.

A big thank you to: Attila Andics, Hasmik Arshakyan, Hilal Akyüz Szegin, Mercè Bernaus, Vilma Biba, María Dolores Corpas Arellano, Zsuzsanna Czene, Paraskevi (Vivian) Chiona, Seda Dallakyan, Agnieszka Dziedzic, Arnbjörg Eiðsdóttir, Angela-Elena Enescu Filimon, Csilla Hős, Barbara Koziori, Małgorzata Kulesza, Maria Madej, Gabriella Meszéna, Arberie Nagavci, Ilona Papp, Olga Parts, Katica Pevec Semec, Visjna Rajic, Marinella Romeo, Timea Rozsan, Olga Sanli Gerger, Marie Sfetkou, Veton Sylhasi, Dmitry Vergun, Maria do Carmo Vieira da Silva, Marta Vines, Teresa Vladyko, Leah Davcheva, Elissaveta Statelova and Ekaterina Panova.





The Pestalozzi Programme was the Council of Europe's programme for the professional development of teachers until the end of 2017.