The Europe Union is making significant efforts to eliminate the barriers to labour mobility. However, most of the enterprises in European countries do not necessarily have the essential intercultural know-how for receiving employees with a different cultural background. At the same time, often the foreign employees are not ready to face the challenge of working in a different country, and encounter difficulties in identifying the new cultural paradigms, accepting the differences and acquiring cultural knowledge.
EILEEN intends not to replicate the activities that already exist in this field, in terms of educational courses on intercultural competences, but to establish a well defined system to provide training courses for workers and job seekers on intercultural issues. This will ensure the practise of the new competences and the validation of the skills acquired.