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Cross-Cultural Awareness
Module 1 of 8

Module Overview

The aim of this module is to introduce cross cultural awareness to managers and employees at the work place. The participant will acquire knowledge and competences on culture and culture awareness, cultural differences, individual and society.

Participants will identify the barriers to develop cultural awareness and the competences needed to overcome diversity. In this module the participants will understand how and why it is important to raise cross cultural awareness in the working place and how to implement and manage efficient cross cultural communication.

Time to complete module: 5 hours.

It contains the following topics:

  1. Culture, cross-cultural awareness, culture sensitivity and cultural shock
  2. Illustration of most popular cultures
  3. Strategies to overcome differences
  4. Individual culture vs. Society culture
  5. Self-evaluation test

Steps to be completed:

In order to complete this module you must do the following:

  • Study topics in a suggested order
  • Get acquainted with the provided learning resources
  • Prepare practical tasks and assignments
  • Participate in the classroom discussions and online forums/chats
  • Complete a quiz after each part
  • Leave your feedback after a course
  • Repeat some topics if needed
  • Go to the next module

Module Units

1.1: What is Cross-Cultural Awareness?

1.2: The Most Popular Cultures Occurring in Europe

1.3: The Main Differences Between Cultures

1.4: Final Activities

Knowledge and Competencies


  • To know the concepts of  ‘culture’, ‘cultural awareness’, ‘culture sensitivity’ and ‘culture shock’
  • To define the cultural diversities in Europe
  • To describe basic elements of a culture
  • To  identify cultural and personal diversity



  • To outline the concepts: “culture”, “cultural awareness”, “culture sensitivity” and “culture shock”
  • To illustrate the most popular cultures occurring in Europe
  • To analyse the main differences between own and other cultures
  • To categorise between cultural differences of the society and differences of the individuals (case studies)


Module 2: Understanding Different Cultures

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This project has received funding from the European Commission within Erasmus+ programme “Cultural risk in the organisation in the globalisation era – competences vs. reality” (No.2018-1-PL01-KA204-051056), The European Commission  does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.