Through the five phases of a module series the participating teacher trainers and education professionals are trained to become multipliers for Council of Europe standards and principles in the respective field. They begin to share a common understanding of the content as well as of the approach to training, the methodology and teacher competences development.

Those who are committed to stay involved with the Council of Europe are invited to be part of the Pestalozzi network of trainers and to contribute in different ways to the activities of the Pestalozzi programme as well as to other projects in the field of education.

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School-based teacher training in Kosovo

More than 300 teachers from Kosovo* will receive basic training on how to teach for intercultural understanding, based on a four stage model of competence development in teacher education: developing sensitivity and awareness in concepts and principles of intercultural understanding, developing knowledge and understanding, developing individual practice and developing societal practice.


    * All reference to Kosovo, whether the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.


The September 2010 meeting of the Network helped to identify important areas the Pestalozzi Programme needs to focus on in the future to become a vibrant Community of Practice. Members of the Network have expressed their interest in creating a series of Pestalozzi Interest Groups to work, through their collaborative platform, on these issues. The groups will be moderated by Pascale Mompoint-Gaillard and Charlot Cassar.




2nd meeting of the Network, 8-10 September 2010, Strasbourg (France)
„Intercultural and Diversity Education: Evaluating Attitudes, Skills and Knowledge”

Programme of the Seminar
List of participants

1st meeting of the Network, 20-21 November 2008, Oslo (Norway)
„Council of Europe Pestalozzi Programme in co-operation with the European Wergeland Centre”

Programme of the Seminar
List of participants

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Online working platform - Pestalozzi Network of Trainers (NET)

8 Pestalozzi Interest Groups are currently being set up:
- PIG1 –National networking and cascading
- PIG2 Translation and dissemination of resources
- PIG3 – Methods and indicators for the evaluation of attitudes , skills and knowledge (TASK)
- PIG4 – Development of a Pestalozzi glossary
- PIG5 – International networking and tutoring
- PIG6 – Piloting the new platform
- PIG7 – Development of a recognition scheme
- PIG8 – Piloting of learning