FAQ List

Any further questions

Please write in English to: award@eileen-eu.org

How do you know you’ve won?

We will get in touch with the contact persons of the pre-selected projects by 10th of August 2016. These project owners stand a good chance of winning and can make a note of the dates for the trip to Athens, and will be informed of the jury’s decision as soon as possible.

How do you submit?

Ongoing or completed, existing or planned case studies, initiatives or projects can enter the competition. You are invited to upload your contribution here.
For this purpose, please proceed as follows:

The six steps to Athens:

  1. read the info in the Award section of this website
  2. click here to submit
  3. fill in sheet (get a preview of the submission sheet here)
  4. if applicable, upload file
  5. submit
  6. maybe win?

What can you win at the competition?

You can win: a two-day trip to Athens, Greece – all travel, accommodation (2 nights) and subsistence costs for one person per winning project will be covered by the EILEEN project.
The two days include:

  • Get-together with European partners and award winners on September 8th, 2016;
  • Presentation of award winning projects during the EILEEN conference on September 9th with an international audience;
  • Participation in the EILEEN conference incl. insights in the EILEEN approach for promoting and validating intercultural competences on September 9th, 2016;
  • Presentation of all award winners on the EILEEN website and in the EILEEN newsletter that will be published in September 2016.

The prize can neither be consumed at a later point in time nor redeemed in cash.

What conditions do you accept by submitting a project?

By submitting a project, you accept that EILEEN is entitled to publish the submitted materials on the Internet or in other media also in modified form, and that your data can be electronically processed and published.
All submissions must be in line with European copyright laws. Short quotes may be used if the source is clearly listed. Images, film, sound and other multimedia sources can be used if they were produced by you, if the author has given his/her explicit consent, or if they are freely accessible sources such as ClipArt.
Your submissions shall contain no statements, facts, information or quotes which are hurtful to or disparaging of individuals or groups. Your submissions shall contain no statements, facts, information or quotes on the basis of which people can be persecuted due to the colour of their skin, their opinions, nationality, gender, profession or conviction. Your submissions shall not encourage others to commit crimes or violate laws.

What do we expect of your contributions?

We are interested in receiving a concrete idea on your learning project or initiative that should:

  • work in an innovative and novel fashion;
  • focus on promoting intercultural learning and/or a welcoming culture in European organisations;
  • reflect on/consider ways of measuring and documenting learner’s development in relation to intercultural competences.

The submitted projects will be evaluated by the jury and the selected ones will be awarded in Athens, on September 09th, 2016 in the framework of the final conference of the European project EILEEN. The jury decides on the order of the worthy projects.

What do you have to prepare when submitting your contribution?

Your contribution should deal with innovative ways to promote and evaluate/validate intercultural learning in your organisations.
Make sure you submit the following materials:

  • Completed submission sheet in English
  • If applicable, attachments, such as photos, films, charts, reports etc.

What languages can be used for submission?

Submissions can be made only in English.

When does the submission period end?

All submission must be received by July 31st, 2016, 24:00 h

When does the submission period start?

You can submit case studies or projects right away.

When will the award ceremony take place?

The award ceremony will take place on September 9th, 2016, in Athens, Greece.

Who are the organisers of the competition?

The EILEEN award is organised by:
The project partnership EILEEN consisting of

  • BUPNET GmbH, Göttingen, Germany
  • Apricot, Loughborough, UK
  • CATRO Bulgaria EOOD, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • CECE, Madrid, Spain
  • INSUP, Bordeaux, France
  • OCEAN, Athens, Greece
  • Materahub, Matera, Italy
  • Time4Society, Mechelen, Belgium
  • SPI, Porto, Portugal

Who can participate in the award?

The competition is targeted towards individuals, companies, public or private entities, professional groups, NGOs, civic society organisations, social partners, professionals and researchers.
Participants must live in one of the following countries: 28 Member States of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey.

Who determines the winners?

From among the submissions received complete and in time, a pre-selection of nominated projects will be submitted to a jury. This independent jury, appointed by EILEEN, will determine the projects that will receive the award. The jury will choose the best projects and decide on the winner. No appeal is admissible against the jury’s decision.

Who or what is EILEEN?

EILEEN stands for Enhancing Intercultural Learning in European Enterprises. EILEEN is a 2-year project (01.09.2014 – 30.09.2016) funded by the ERASMUS+ Programme. The project seeks to promote intercultural competences and a welcoming culture in European enterprises.
EILEEN is one of the several projects in which a group of European partners has been collaborating to develop and test the LEVEL5 system aimed to validate competences acquired outside or parallel to formal education under specific consideration of social, personal and organisational competences.

Who will be invited to Athens?

An independent jury will determine the three best projects. Representatives of the three best projects will be invited to Athens.


Enhancing Intercultural Learning in European Enterprises