Who we are
Key & Key Communications, founded in 1994, is a cultural and scientific non-profit association with members of different cultural origins, working in the vast field of communication. Its specific competence regards various kinds of communication: interpersonal, intercultural, visual, verbal, paraverbal (voice), non-verbal (body) communication. KEY&KEY’s activities include web design, graphic design, publishing and authoring of online learning platforms, as well as organisation of international meetings, local and international training courses and workshops, cultural events and conferences.
Its staff is particularly committed to issues of migration, diversity, anti-discrimination and integration with particular focus on institutional contexts.
Key & Key Communications, with its longstanding experience, offers tailor-made research and learner-centred communication training courses for private and public organisations. KEY&KEY provides, therefore, tools and resources to refine interpersonal and organisational communication, emphasising an intercultural perspective.
It has, indeed, a long experience in EU (European Union) co-funded projects as a partner (SPICES “Social Promotion of Intercultural Communication Expertise and Skills”, Grundtvig project 2005-2007;
e-SPICES “electronic Social Promotion of Intercultural Communication Expertise and Skills“, GLP 2008-2010; ARTERY “Art, Education and Therapy“, GMP 2010-2012; BRIDGE–IT“Be Relevant to Intercultural Diversity Generation in Europe – International Team”, GMP 2010-2012), and as the coordinator of an LdV Partnership project, business_mail (2010-2012) which received the award “Star project 2012”.
In the framework of European projects, KEY&KEY has also been organising several Grundtvig In-Service Training courses and a Grundtvig Workshop on intercultural communication in the context of institutional settings and in the field of art, education and therapy for vulnerable social groups .
Eventually, the Association hosts internship students from Italy and other countries.
The results and the methodology worked out have been exploited, on a local level, within the project FEI – Fondo Europeo per l’Integrazione di cittadini di paesi terzi (European Fund for the Integration of third country nationals) CROSSING CITIES (PROG-104049 FEI 2012 – AZIONE 7: CAPACITY BUILDING), which is directly linked to the Italian online learning platform of the BRIDGE-IT project.