The team from the project “Promotion and development of intercultural education / ICE in the initial training of teachers” completed the monitoring visits at the partner universities from the second phase of the project: Comrat State University (April 23) and the State University “A. Russo” from Bălți (April 27). The partnership agreements regarding the promotion of EIC in the institutional documents of strategic development and in the master programs in Education Sciences, were signed by the President of AO EC PRO DIDACTICA, Ms. Dr. Rima BEZEDE, project coordinator Ms. Cristina BUJAC, by the vice-rector of USC Gheorghe SULT, PhD Assoc. prof. and by the rector of USARB Ms. Dr. Assoc. Prof. Natalia GAȘIȚOI.
The teams from both universities showed great interest for the involvement, appreciating the initiative as very useful for the faculty, which will further develop their professional skills, but also for students, future and current teachers, working in multicultural environments, with multiple challenges in the field of ICE.
It was also evaluated as very good the activity of academics in the first phase of the project, with emphasis on undergraduate programs, later specifying the tasks for master programs in Educational Management, Particular Didactics in the field of socio-humanities and others in the next phase.
The need to develop intercultural skills within university actors is a prerogative in the European context of education for democratic citizenship, of the 2030 Moldova Strategy and the Millennium Goals for a sustainable development (ob. 4. Quality of education). Among the important values promoted by the project supported by the Swiss Foundation for Children “Pestalozzi”, we mention human rights, gender equality, the promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity.