On 5-6 July 2021, the VITbox team met to prepare the central event of their project, the workshop taking place in September. The objectives of this workshop are to introduce the participants to the VITbox materials, to gather feedback and to invite them to pilot and implement the materials in their own contexts. Hopefully, this will be the first face-to-face workshop the ECML has hosted since the end of the lockdown. The VITbox workshop will be organised in a hybrid format, and the project team is looking forward to meeting a fair number of representatives from the 33 ECML member states in Graz in person and to a fruitful exchange of ideas with all participants – those present in Graz and those taking part online.
The VITbox project (2020-2023) is developing tools in various languages to help teacher educators use and disseminate the ideas of the CEFR Companion Volume. It will provide digital documents and examples of inspiring practice in the implementation of the Companion Volume in language learning, teaching and assessment at university and in vocational training.