Kairos Europe, established in 2011, is an organization dedicated to promoting the development of programmes aimed at increasing the intercultural exchanges between European countries.Our mission is to provide quality training opportunities for youths and adults in order to improve their knowledge and skills and enhance their career prospects. We host students and graduates from all over Europe wishing to do a work experience in the UK in different vocational areas. We organise professional development courses for people involved in education who want to acquire new competences. Courses include digital classrooms, interculture, school management, art and sports in education, and social inclusion.We have taken part in several international partnership projects, focused in particular on languages, IT, disadvantaged categories (migrants, unemployed, parents facing social and economic disadvantage), and projects promoting integration and equality. In our innovative approach, we seek to achieve these goals through culture and the arts.
We also aim to bring together partners coming from all European countries, in order to develop effective plans with the purpose of sharing practices, discussing problems and compare solutions on specific topics.As part of our training courses, we are especially sensitive in the issues related to developing social skills for living and working in today's multi-cultural societies, being promoters of positive approaches to multi-cultural issues, and learning to leave in harmony with each other. Moreover we arrange study visits for professionals who want who want to improve their skills in their field of expertise or have an insight into their professional field in the UK. We can arrange visits in the following areas: International Development, Charity Sector, Immigration Policies, Arts, Active Aging and Education. Our organisation has been working since its foundation with disadvantaged categories such as migrants, asylum seekers, refugees. As part of our activities, we have organised several activities for these categorigroups, such as free English and IT courses, or sessions about how to develop interpersonal skills to live in modern societies. We have dealt with categories who feel themselves excluded from mainstream society and have tried to help them build up on their skills and improve their career prospects. Also, as part of one of our current international projects, we have been promoting courses for seniors, in order for them to feel more integrated in modern society. Most of the seniors attending our courses are non-native British people, some of which refugees.