Xeno Tolerance – Supporting VET teachers and trainers to prevent radicalisation


Erasmus+ Programme, European Commission 


Project reference


Pierre Carrolaggi, Greta du Velay (France)



Greta du Velay (France)
Die Kärntner Volkshochschulen (Áustria)
Fondazione Casa di Carità Arti e Mestieri Onlus (Itália)
Escuelas Profesionales Padre Piquer (Espanha) 
Ljudska Univerza Ptuj (Eslovénia)
Universidade do Porto, Centro de Investigação e Intervenção em Educação (Portugal) 
Aequitas Human Rights (Chipre)
Fundatia EuroEd (Roménia)
CVO HIK (Bélgica)


Portuguese team

Preciosa Fernandes (Coord.)
Luiza Cortesão
Ana Mouraz
Eunice Macedo
Fátima Pereira
Sofia Marques da Silva

Francisca Costa (research assistant)


24 months
Start date: 01-09-2015
End date: 01-09-2017




The Xeno Tolerance – Supporting VET teachers and trainers to prevent radicalisation project is an international project funded by the programme Erasmus+, under the Key-Action “Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices”, in the Action “Strategic Partnerships”, specifically in the context of Vocational Education and Training (VET). The project has the duration of 24 months and is being undertaking by 9 partner organisations from 9 countries, namely: France, Austria, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Portugal, Cyprus, Romania and Belgium.

The project has as goal the creation of a set of guidelines and a toolbox that can potentiate a learning environment that promotes understanding in the classroom, through the work around the topics of “diversity”, “difference”, “intolerance” in the context of vocational training, in a way to promote a solid and continuous combat to the problem of radicalisation. The produced resources from this project will be available in open-space in the project’s website. Those products will be the output from the identification of needs from each country regarding training to Development of Tolerance and Prevention of Radicalisation. These products will be tested, adapted and consequently disseminated.

The target group are teachers of vocational training, other trainers and educators. The main beneficiaries of the project is young people in vulnerable situations.

It is intended that teachers/trainers/educators, the target group – first line professionals – of the project will be capable of:






  • help learners to live and work in a pluralistic society
  • deal with tensions between learners and between groups of learners
  • detect indicators of radicalisation among learners
  • identify who is at risk
  • act in a preventive stage
  • deal with those who need support
  • builds skills and motivation to take action against injustice
  • create a better learning climate, better learning results, and to