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Functional map of a European socio-economic research project: flowchart of tasks

the map Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
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C.2.3 act in a multicultural team
flowchart of tasks Flowchart of tasks


  • Knowledge of negotiating skills

  • Basic knowledge of the different European societies (politics, history, geography)

  • Knowledge of European discourse

  • Knowledge of social dynamics of a group


  • Skills to understand different cultures

  • Skills to let differences in language, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, disabilities, class, age, and academic status enrich your research findings

  • Skills to cope with different views

  • Skills to make contact with people with a different cultural background

  • Skills to manage conflict: working on the recovery of constructive communication between conflicting parties

  • Skills to be diplomatic

  • Skills to manage crisis situations

  • Skills to promote cohesion among the partners, without turning into an extreme form of ‘groupthink’

Task types






Task owners

research partners
lead partner
project co-ordinator
every partner