NEWSLETTER December 20, 2021
Conference in Vilnius
«The Importance of Intercultural Competencies for Personal and Professional Growth of Educators:
Development Challenges and Changes»
Soros International Foundation organized the Conference in Vilnius under the INCrEAsE program (2019-1-RO01-KA204-063872), in the 9th of December 2021.
The Conference was deemed a success from both the partnership and the audience.
Donaldas Duškinas’ interactive presentation on “Conscious curiosity or what I learned while teaching children”, captivated the audience, after the welcoming words of Edita Trečiokienė, Daiva Malinauskienė and Magda Iorga.
From Valencia, Spain, Guillermo Mari Peris’ speech on “The commitment of public policies to improve the intercultural competencies of adult educators in multicultural settings” gave a clearer perspective on the supported public policies on the issues.
The respected Kristina Kudriašova from the hosting organization SIH, presented the Project results and Practical Tasks for the conference audience, setting the scene/framework for the Panel Discussion that followed.
The theme of the Panel Discussion, moderated by Gileta Kierienė, was “The importance of intercultural competencies for personal and professional growth of educators: development challenges and changes” the panelists Fernando Benavente, Cintia Colibaba, Renata Žuk, Christiana Yiangou, Antonio Giordano and Panos Milios answered questions on the topic.
Emilija Latėnaitė-Bieliauskienė engaged in a Reflective exercise with the audience, before the Final words Fernando Benavente concluded the conference.
On behalf of DIAN,
We want to thank the moderator of the conference Daiva Malinauskienė and everyone for participating and keeping the measures set for the non transmission of Covid-19 from the Lithuanian government and know that our project’s results will appreciated by the attendees.
We are content by the experience that we had during the conference and are pleased will the conclusion of our project in success and despite the difficulties of the era.