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The Virtual Intercultural Team Tool

Intercultural Education Volume 21, Number 2, ISSN 1467-5986


This article describes the Virtual Intercultural Team Tool (VITT) and discusses its processes and benefits. VIIT is a virtual platform designed with the aim of assisting European project teams to improve intercultural communication and build on their cultural diversity for effective implementation of their projects. It is a process-focused tool, based on the need, revealed by the inquiry of participants in European projects, to raise awareness of team members of the challenges and opportunities brought about by the diversity of the team members, as well as the need to help teams to structure a process through which diversity is made explicit and managed in a constructive way. Therefore, the VITT has three main tools, each engaging the team in a three-step process: the Kick-off Tool, the Monitoring Tool and the Evaluation Tool. In addition, there is also a simple tool, called "Raise an issue", allowing team members to communicate, in an anonymous way, issues which they think should be addressed, discussed and clarified within the team. (Contains 1 figure.)


Rus, C. (2010). The Virtual Intercultural Team Tool. Intercultural Education, 21(2), 183-185. Retrieved July 3, 2022 from .

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