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DKIT lecturer designs and delivers Social Inclusion and Diversity course

10 December 2018

In a joint partnership with Southern Regional College in Newry, DKIT lecturer in Social Care, Dr Colletta Dalikeni, designed and delivered an OCN NI Level 2 course (Level 3 in the European Framework) in Social Inclusion and Diversity, to 23 educators from across Europe.

During the week-long event, which took place from 26th to 30th November, Caroline Coleman from SRC delivered a Train-the-Trainer course to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to deliver Dr. Dalikeni’s course across Europe. Dalikeni intends to develop the course to a level 7 and 8 for DKIT graduates and for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for employees in the various sectors in the North East region. 

Commenting about the course, Dr. Dalikeni said:

“This is a wonderful example of how successful collaboration and partnership can be a change for good. DKIT’s course will be translated into the languages of the five partner countries and used across Europe to help communities understand the complexities of migration and to promote inclusion and diversity at a local and national level”.

The event is a key output of the Learning for Living Together Project funded under the Key Action 2 Erasmus+ Programme. The project aims to support integration and promote diversity within five partner countries which will increase the knowledge and awareness of the needs and circumstances of new migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. 

Project partners have produced a website to host all the project outputs including training resources. Films have also been made depicting the experiences of migrants and the positive impact they have had on their host country, including the Louth area

The project is led by the Southern Regional College in Northern Ireland in collaboration with four other partners including DkIT; RIC, a Latvian organisation which uses art and creativity to promote social integration, personal development and improve the quality of life for low-income families and those deemed ‘at-risk’; CONFORM, who develop research projects and training plans for classrooms, experiential and e-learning courses and consultancy and technical assistance; Linkopings Kommun in Sweden who provide support for newly arrived migrant, refugee and Roma children and adults; and Kettle of Fish, a social economy film production company from Northern Ireland.

Further information on the project is available from Dr. Colletta Dalikeni on: E-mail:


For all enquiries, please contact:

  • Dr. Colletta Dalikeni
  • School of Business and Humanities
  • Lecturer in Social Care