Introduction Training Models Curriculum Modules Learning Tools Assessment Tools MOOC Glossary IENE Community
Welcome to the IENE projects!

This multilingual website addresses nurses and healthcare professionals working with patients from different cultures and languages and aims to improve the quality of their vocational education and training in Europe.

During the IENE 1 to IENE 11 projects, 27 partners from 14 European countries developed a Model for Intercultural education of nurses and healthcare professionals based on the Papadopoulos, Tilki and Taylor Model (PTT/IENE MODEL)



Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Training Healtcare Teams

The MOOC aims to increase the knowledge and skills of members of healthcare teams, in three major areas: Intercultural communication, Working in multicultural and multidisciplinary healthcare teams and Patient safety.

Our Course has six Modules and each module is five days long.

The course was piloted with six hundred participants form the partners’ countries and all over world.

Click here to explore our MOOC.


Download the Teaching and Learning Model .

Download the Curriculum .

Download the Guide for developing the Modules .

Download the Kit for training the MOOC Facilitators and the Handbook of facilitator .

Download the Good Practices Guide to see good practices examples, course's and outputs produced by our MOOC participants.

Use the Open Educational Resources (OER) produced by the IENE 5 partners available on the project web site, in the sections related to the course modules: Intercultural Communication , Working in Multidisciplinary/Multicultural Healthcare Teams and Patient safety to set up your MOOC.

Explore our MOOC.
Key outputs

IENE 1, 2008-2010

  • Research report EN
  • PTT/IENE Model EN
  • Report of the survey EN
  • Good Practice Manual EN

IENE 2, 2010-2012

  • Transnational Report  EN
  • ToT methodology  EN  RO  FR  NL
  • Strategic Guide  EN
  • Final conference  EN
  • Brochure with project results  EN

IENE 3, 2013-2015

IENE 4, 2014-2016

  • Report on integrative literature reviews EN
  • Needs assessment report EN
  • An European model for the development of role models to promote and support culturally competent and compassionate care EN
  • Curriculum EN
  • Report of the Tools EN

IENE 5, 2015-2017

  • Needs assessment Report EN
  • Training Model EN RO IT EL DK
  • Curriculum EN
  • Handbook for MOOC facilitators EN
  • MOOC Best Practice Guide EN

IENE 6, 2016-2018

IENE 7, 2017-2019

IENE 8, 2018-2021

IENE 9, 2019-2021

IENE 10, 2020-2022

  • Download the project Outputs here.

IENE 11, 2021-2023

  • Download the project Outputs here.
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