Venue: Lisbon, Portugal

Dates: 11-14 November 2022

Duration: 3 days (11 November arrival, 14 November PM departure)

Hotel: LUTECIA Smart Design Hotel

Language: English

Participants: 20

Deadline for applications: 3 October 2022

Participation Fee: 750€

This training course complies with the Quality standards for courses which can be funded through Erasmus+ Key Action 1 (learning mobility of individuals). Institutions in possession of such Erasmus+ grants may use their funding to cover the participation fee for the training course. 

What is the training about?

The diversity of the world is represented within our classrooms, and in society at large. It is not sufficient anymore to casually mention interculturality during classes, but to practically act upon it via different activities both inside and outside the classroom. Whether alone or with help of relevant non-profit organisations, there is a wealth of activities that can be targeted at both educational staff and pupils to broaden their horizons, through experiential learning. There are so many opportunities to foster school internationalisation : sending pupils and teachers abroad, but also valuing the diversity present in the school, organising specific activities, and hosting exchange pupils in the school to provide international exposure to the whole school population.

The aim of this training is to help teachers and educational staff in their global journey of school internationalisation. First through intercultural learning at school and thanks to the complementary ICL @ School toolbox, they will be able to facilitate diverse activities which support the development of intercultural competence. Then, participants will discover the mobility opportunities offered by Erasmus +, for pupils and teachers, and more specifically how Individual Pupil Mobility can foster internationalisation of the whole school. More specifically, participants will look at how to organise quality Individual Pupil Mobility in cooperation with pupil exchange organisations, and recognising the outcomes of the learning period abroad.

What are the training objectives?
  • Enhanced own intercultural competence
  • Learn to embed intercultural competence at school through practical tools, linking it to specific subject curricula  and cross-curricular activities
  • Discover the Erasmus + mobility opportunities for pupils and teachers
  • Conceive an internationalisation strategy for your school with activities at home and abroad
  • Learn more about Individual Pupil Mobility and the recognition of its learning outcomes
  • Learn about good practices  from different European countries.
Who’s the training aimed at?
  • Teachers from secondary schools
  • School counsellors/Career advisors
  • Any educational staff working within intercultural learning and/or learning mobility
Participation fee

Includes course fee, course material, accommodation in a hotel for 3 nights, meals – full board (3 meals, 2 coffee breaks), local transport, social programme, a certificate of participation and Europass Mobility. The fee does not include international travel, local transfer to/from the venue from/to the airport, accommodation on 15 November (but course organisers can provide it) and participants’ insurance.

About the hosting organisation:

The European Federation of Intercultural Learning (EFIL) is the European umbrella of the 25 AFS organisations in Europe. EFIL is a key partner of the EU and the CoE on matters related to intercultural learning, pupil mobility and recognition of outcomes of learning periods abroad, working to promote the development of intercultural competence since the 50s. Today, AFS is the second biggest secondary school exchange programme provider globally with a network of 500.000+ alumni. In 2019, AFS organisations around the world sent and hosted almost 12.000 young people in 113 countries, and formed 17.000+ school alliances.

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