A few words about the Toolkit
Although generally project management consists in the application of know-how, skills and techniques to meet the requirements and expectations of the project participants1, with respect to the activities implemented in borderlands these competencies are not sufficient in order to effectively plan and implement such enterprises. Apart from the basic skills in project management, the use of inter-cultural management principles is also essential, i.e. the type of management in which people from various cultures understand one another in the same manner.
For people professionally dealing with project implementation (managers, inter-cultural coaches, representatives of local and regional governments and non-governmental organizations and schools) a toolkit for the cross border project management in the Polish-Czech borderland – in the Cieszyn Silesia Euroregion has been developed. The theoretical foundations of cross-border project management methodology in an inter-cultural perspective included herein may be used in numerous cooperation areas. The presentation refers directly to the toolkit developed by the Euro-Institut Kehl/Strasbourg, which contains a transversal description of inter-cultural management and project management. It is recommended to use both tools simultaneously as they are complementary.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.