Russian Language Unit Takes Part in the PIM project


The project is funded by European Union Regional Development Fund Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020

Project period: 01.09.2015 – 31.08.2017
Total budget: 201 964 euros
ERDF: 164 945 euros


The PIM project aims at supporting bilingual education for children in Russian-speaking minority groups in Estonia, Finland and Latvia by developing parent involvement models for bilingual learning process.

The main responsibility in bilingual education in the partner countries has been on the teachers and schools. The project will enable the Russian-speaking school communities to improve their home-school cooperation. In practice the project will combine traditional models of parent involvement with bilingual education specific themes and methods. The project will also take into account the context of old and new immigrants.

As a result of the project, home-school cooperation and awareness about multicultural education are both expected to increase. The process, in turn, will have a direct impact on broader Russian-speaking communities gathered around the schools in the same town, and the same region. Through the schools, the changes can be initiated from the grass root level, but the overall influence will have an impact on the whole society.

Partner contacts

Kristjan Klauks
Project Manager
University of Tartu
Narva College
Raekoja plats 2, Narva 20307, ESTONIA
+372 740 1905
Ekaterina Protassova
Partner Coordinator
University of Helsinki
Department of Modern Languages
Russian Language Unit
Yliopistonkatu 4, Helsinki 00014, FINLAND
+358 504 482 323
Ligita Grigule
Partner Coordinator
University of Latvia
Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art
Raina Blvd 19, Riga 1586, LATVIA
+371 292 945 80

Completed activites

Project Meetings
  • ​21.12.2015 – Steering Committee meeting in Tallinn, Estonia
  • 07.03.2016 – Steering Committee meeting in Helsinki, Finland
  • 25.08.2016 – Local Experts General meeting in Narva, Estonia
  • 26.08.2016 – Steering Committee meeting in Narva , Estonia
Project Activites
  • 11.2015 – 05.2016 – Comprehensive literature review and a written overview of existing good practices of PIMs and parent involvement programmes
  • 02.2016 – 08.2016 – Conducting online survey and a report analysis
  • 09.2016-12.2016 – preparation of training curricula

Русская грамматика: описание, преподавание, тестирование

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