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Tele-Collaboration and Virtual Exchanges...
In dialogue, identities and difference are explored personal experience and emotions are
talked about, and participants learn to actively listen to other perspectives. There is no single
reality or truth, no dualism with right and wrong answers but rather multiplicity and complexity
Participants are supported in critical thinking, revealing and re-evaluating assumptions and
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange model of facilitated dialogue adopted in virtual exchanges is based
on some fundamental premises:
* Dialogue does not happen on its own – and for dialogue to progress, facilitators have an
important role to play.
* Facilitators act as process leaders; they do not contribute to the substance of the discussion.
* The facilitator's aim is to lead the group process; to help the group to improve the way they
communicate, examine and solve problems, and be more self-reflective.
To be able to achieve this, and to empower the group, Erasmus+ facilitators rely on and adhere to
neutrality; they do not express their own opinion. One key part of the facilitator role is to make the
dialogue process explicit and promote awareness of dialogue amongst participants. Participants are
encouraged to think of themselves as multifaceted beings. This enables participants and groups to
appreciate and understand the dynamic and fluid nature of their own and other identities and to think
beyond static national identities. SOURCE: European Youth Portal - https://europa.eu
The Magic of Dialogue - Transforming Conflict
EYENEET Coalesces stakeholders
around the issues of NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training)
youth unemployment and under-
employment to bring about solutions
to the root problems through
entrepreneurship. Brought together
13 partners from eight countries in
the Mediterranean region, including
Spain (leader), Egypt, Greece, Italy,
Jordan, Lebanon, Portugal and Tunisia.
INTERREG SUDOE brings together partners
from Spain, Portugal, Andorra and France to
improve the competitiveness of SMEs through
entrepreneurship, in particular, our consortium
proposes to facilitate the economic exploitation
of new ideas that will foster the creation of
new enterprises, including through business
incubators. A Community of Practice networks
trainers and administrators to share resources.
EYE partners with Crisalus Virtual Exchanges to support sustained, technology-enabled education
programmes and activities. The goal is simple....
* People-To-People Interactions take place to support the
process of diverse people collaboratively analyzing and
addressing complex problems that transcend borders towards
collaboration in cross-border projects and intercultural dialogue.
* Student-To-Student interactionstake place between
classrooms located in different parts of the world to facilitate
computer-supported collaborative learning through technology.
Students can also be considered as beneficiaries of EYE
programming who participate in different components of a
* Teacher-To-Teacher Interactions constitute Communities
of Practice in specific subjects and disciplines to share resources,
nurture relationships and collaborate.
RETTE - Reversing Emigration Trends
Through Entrepreneurship brings together
a cross-sectoral consortium to address the
emigration crisis brewing in the Southern,
Eastern and Baltic flanks of the European
Union. Five regional hubs are situated
throughout Europe to constitute a knowledge-
sharing alliance for entrepreneurship
education and training, with a Community
of Practice developed for trainers.
EASME facilitates networking and sharing
good practices between stakeholders in
order to improve the support effectively
delivered to women entrepreneurs and to
motivate more women to start their own
business and support the development
of their business across Europe.
LA CAIXA - Training women in India to
engage in the process of becoming
Dialogue cannot be reduced to the act of one person’s “depositing”
ideas in another, nor can it become a simple exchange of ideas to
be “consumed” by the discussants. Dialogue is not coercive or
confrontational, but a collaborative, mutual learning process.
Our facilitators have been trained to conduct
virtual exchanges under the Erasmus+ Model
of facilitated dialogue. The European
Commission is keen to have all Erasmus+
Virtual Exchange activities include facilitated
dialogue, and they are, therefore, an important
component of Transnational Erasmus+ projects.
Participating EYE pilot-project organizers
are required to organize their beneficiaries
into groups of 10-12, with more or less equal
numbers from each of the partner involved
in a project. Groups meet for online dialogue
sessions that are led by our Erasmus+-certified
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