Products - Tandem

Products - Tandem

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. LLP-LdV/TOI/2009-NO1-LEO05-01045 This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

The Products

Didactic guidelines

TANDEM didactic guidelines – for VET teachers, trainers and counsellors to show how to sensitise young adults and motivate them to form tandem teams with older migrants, carry out interviews, engage in knowledge transfer and make competences transparent.
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TANDEM internet-based library - for VET teachers, trainers and counsellors, including “stories” of older migrants recorded by young adults that may be searched by diverse parameters.


TANDEM library user handbook – for TANDEM library users to inform them about organisational aspects of how to use the library, produce, edit and upload recordings in various formats onto it etc.
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Other complimentary products for education providers, policy makers and stakeholders are:

TANDEM Implementation Concepts for each target country in order to guarantee long term sustainability of the TANDEM results.
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Multiplier conference

From the 1st to the 2nd of September 2011, the TANDEM partnership organised a final conference in Sofia, Bulgaria. About 30 persons from 11 countries participated those two days to get to know the project and products the partnership has produced. In addition, they had the possibility to exchange ideas on how to foster the sustainability of the project. Thus, representatives of training and VET organisations talked about mainstreaming and multiplication possibilities in Italy, Latvia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain and the UK in addition to those presented by the partners from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Norway and the Netherlands. Here is what some of them said:

I very much like the TANDEM stories and I can imagine that our teachers will like to use them in our school.’

This is excellent material to teach cultural diversity.’

I think the TANDEM approach can be of added value in guidance counselling in connection with awareness raising regarding own competencies amd self esteem building.’


Finally, teachers and trainers from Bulgaria talked about their experience with the TANDEM approach and six young interviewees described what they learned from organising TANDEM interviews with older migrants in Sofia and surroundings. Some of them thought that it was a good way to learn about their own competences and about what work life might bring to them; some reported that they had become aware of the difficult situation many migrants had to face when starting their new lifes in a foreign country. All of them enjoyed being part of the project and are proud of having contributed to deliver some of the 100 stories available on the TANDEM library.(

Conference agenda: Download pdf


  1. The idea and the concept behind TANDEM by Helmut Kronika, BEST, Austria: Download pdf
  2. Key note speech: Migrants and the entrance into the labour market: opportunities and difficulties by Dr. Silvana Greco, University of Milan, Italy: Download pdf
  3. A practical introduction into TANDEM by Thomas Nilsen, Rogaland Business School, Norway (Download pdf ) and by Karin Kronika, BEST, Austria (Download pdf)
  4. Migrants’ Work and Life Stories – examples of interview activities by Marijke Van den Bos, ROC, Netherlands (Download pdf) and Nadezhda Paunova, BFE, Bulgaria (Download pdf)
  5. TANDEM implementation – experience and examples by Catherine Christodoulopoulou, CTI, Greece: Download pdf

Some of the pictures taken during the conference: