Tools for Intercultural Education of Nurses in Europe 2013-2015

Aim and Objectives

The project “IENE3” aimed to increase the skills of nurses and health care professionals for providing culturally competent and compassionate care to patients and facilitate their effective participation in the European labour market.
It aimed to develops and pilot tools which enable the implementation of the European PPT/IENE Model for intercultural education of nurses, created and developed by partners from five European countries in two previous Leonardo projects.
Partners from six European countries , UK, Romania, Italy, Germany, Turkey and Netherlands, adapted and develop the PPT / IENE model, created innovative training content and the materials, lead training workshops on the topics of cultural awareness, cultural knowledge, cultural sensitivity, piloted the assessment tools and collected case studies for education of delivering compassionate and competent care.
They created innovative assessment methodology and tools aiming to measure the nurses’ awareness of the importance of cultural and religious values and their understanding of health inequalities as well as their impact on culturally diverse population groups.
Through the exchange of experiences, partners developed case studies detailing various scenarios mapped in a Good practice manual, which can be used by teachers to promote culturally competent and compassionate care.
The existing multilingual online platform will be enriched with new innovative teaching, learning and assessment tools. This way , a complete package for Intercultural education of nurses and healthcare professionals, extended at the European level will be available for use all over Europe.


  • Middlesex University, London, UK


  • EDUNET Organization, Craiova, Romania
  • Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Siena, Italy
  • ROC Albeda College, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Marmara University Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Volkssolidaritat Gera, Germany

Main results available at


This project was funded with the support of the European Commission under the LLP-Leonardo da Vinci Learning Partnerships Program.