Project TANDEM

To improve low-qualified migrants’ key competences and employability, enabling them to capitalise on their linguistic abilities through an innovative learning opportunity based on non-formal methodologies and on the promotion of cultural exchange between different cultural communities.


Specific objectives:

  • To design and deploy an innovative upskilling pathway addressed to low-qualified migrant adults, based on the capitalisation and validation of pre-existing language skills as well as the improvement of their local language skills, in accordance to Council recommendation on Upskilling Pathways: New Opportunities for Adults, thus improving their employability;
  • To foster the development of key competences among migrant adults (ability to communicate in the mother tongue and in foreign languages, cultural awareness and expression, digital competences) by proposing an innovative language teaching methodology, based on the joint use of task-based language teaching (TBLT), non-formal approaches, creativity and digital skills
  • To raise migrants’ awareness of the value of language skills they already possess, turning their competences into assets and motivating them to use their skills to create concrete employment opportunities;
  • To improve linguistic abilities both among migrants and local people, creating concrete opportunities for exchange and interaction among different communities and triggering a cascade effect through the implementation of open language teaching initiatives;
  • To promote social inclusion of migrant adults, by encouraging intercultural dialogue, enhancing a shared sense of belonging to a shared community.