Municipalities and universities are facing new and complex challenges in adjusting their services to an ever changing environment of increased diversity, fragmentation and globalization. The core objective of the project is to develop an e-course in cultural competency training, specifically aimed at educating personnel of universities and municipalities that will be available to them in their own language. The course is designed to increase the employee's knowledge on different cultures and cultural norms.
It will furthermore foster the employees awareness of their own culture, promote positive attitudes towards other cultures among the employees and teach appropriate skills in cultural competency, based on the experience of the different sectors and countries.
In order to develop the educational material, a new horizontal and cross-sectoral network of experts and researchers in the field of multicultural education will be established, bringing together experts from the academia as well as the municipalities. Thus sharing and building on the diverse expertise of the partners in the field of integration and cultural competency training.