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Project Sustainability Activities have started

The project has come to its end, but the project outputs and outcomes continue their life.

Professor Ineta Luka from Turiba University, Latvia, participated in the largest education conference in Europe organised by European Education Research Association (EERA) ECER 2018 "Inclusion and Exclusion, Resources for Educational Research?" in Italy, Free University Bolzano, held from 3rd to 7th September 2018.

The conference was attended by more than 2500 participants who presented their research reports in 32 scientific networks.

Prof. Ineta Luka presented the paper „Developing Students’ Language and Intercultural Competence for Future Employability: a Comparative Analysis of Latvia and Lithuania” in Network 11 „Educational Improvement and Quality Assurance” featuring the course piloting results in both countries. The audience was introduced with the project aims and the main outputs as well as got a detailed insight in the course piloting results. The presentation aroused interest and positive evaluation from the session participants who were from Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Russia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey etc. At the end of the presentation, the session participants received an information leaflet with the Internet address of the Learning platform and they expressed their readiness to use the platform to increase their own language skills and will motivate their students, friends and colleagues to do it as well.

Prof. Ineta Luka

Turiba University team manager

 

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„Unity in Diversity” project features on the largest tourism portal in the Baltic countries

 

An article on the final stage of the Project – the Multiplier event held in Riga and introducing the project outputs has been published on the largest tourism and travel portal in the Baltic countries Travelnews.lv.

Tourism media group BalticTravelnews.combegan its activities in 2003 with launching tourism business website TurismaBizness.lv (Eiropa.lv). As of today they offer several tourism news websites for Internet users in Latvia (Travelnews.lv, TurismaBizness.lv), Lithuania (Travelnews.lt, TurizmoVerslas.lt), Estonia (Travelnews.ee) and Baltic tourism news website BalticTravelnews.com (in English, German and Russian languages). They also have a separate section “Tourism Business” for the industry specialists. Since 2003, more than 400 Latvian and foreign enterprises, organizations and societies have become BalticTravelnews.com partners. The portal can be accessed on: http://www.baltictravelnews.com/

The article providing information on the “Unity in Diversity” project is published on the public part of the portal to be available both for tourism specialists and other readers. You can read the article on: http://travelnews.lv/index.php?m_id=18550&i_id=5&pub_id=112377

Dr.paed. Ineta Luka

Latvian project manager

Multiplier Event was Organised in Kütahya

The multiplier event of the the  Erasmus+ project “Language skills and intercultural issues in the hospitality industry: unity in diversity in the EU labour market”, was held in Yoncalı Practice Hotel on 21 June 2018.

The seminar was organized as one day event from 09.00 to 17.00. 46 teachers especially language teachers and 7 people from the representatives of tourism sector in Kütahya.

All the participants are willing to use the learning platform, especially representatives from the industry asked as to organise seminars at their institutions. Teachers said they immediately want to share these information with their students.

Ozcan Turan

Turkish project manager

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] 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.