The final meeting of the participants of the Erasmus + project “Culture knowledge and language competencies as a means to develop the 21st century skills” held in Časlav, the Czech Republic from 26-28 July 2021. After three years of work extended due to the pandemic, a consortium of partner countries, Latvia, Slovenia, Romania, the Czech Republic and Poland, has come to the end of its long-standing collaboration on other projects. During the meeting, there were analyzed in detail all outcomes that were set at the beginning of the project:
-European cultural heritage and skills development course,
– multilingual mixed language learning
-course for adult learners,-developing the skills of adult students of the 21st century.
Adult learners were invited to share their experiences concerning the courses created and piloted to help us with some additional face-to-face feedback in order to make final improvements to the courses. Guest speakers represented the following target groups: adult population, adult learners with health/mental issues, senior learners, learners from remote areas, immigrants. Due to pandemic issues, some of the speakers joined the meeting online via Google Meet.
The course is based on Europe’s rich cultural heritage. Thus, in addition to developing language and intercultural competence, future participants will be exposed to broad cultural knowledge and will raise their cultural knowledge and awareness.
We hope that it will find its implementation in the public as well!
Hilarija Lozančić Benić
TUSDU project manager, Croatia