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 10 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 Courses (MOOC)

We developed four Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) , innovative pedagogical approaches which allow large-scale interactive participation, co-learning through co-creation and open access via the web.

Each MOOC is based on the specific project’s curriculum (for example IENE 5, 7, 9, 10) and suitable training objectives and outputs, adapted to different target groups.


The "Training Health Care Teams" 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.

More information at here

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


The "Cultural Competence Training for Caregivers of Older People"aims to acquire relevant knowledge , intercultural and social skills , foreign languages and digital skills and to empower you with the capacity to establish a positive communication , friendly environment , positive interaction and relationships with older people.

More information on the IENE 7 website

Download the MOOC Learning Activities

Download the Best Practice Guide

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.
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