Project experts share their views on some of the main ICD challenges facing the sectors of culture, youth, sport and education in Europe.
by Naseem KhanThe advent of the Year of Intercultural Dialogue presents a welcome opportunity to analyse this newly-minted concept. Coming on the heels of multiculturalism and cultural diversity, it offers the potential for moving forward, but at the same time contains a number hidden trip-wires. Download Full Paper
by Judith NeisseThe European Union has developed a variety of programmes targeting directly or indirectly intercultural dialogue or intercultural learning. Programmes like Socrates (education- primary secondary, university and adult education or language education) Leonardo (vocational training) Culture 2000 etc include in their priorities or have as a consequence intercultural learning and dialogue. One of these programmes is the European Youth Programme.
by Michael WimmerSchool policies have to give up the idea of educating in and for one dominant culture. Nowadays, many school projects practice integration as a cross-curricular issue in connection with social learning and civic education. However, structural solutions are still missing and need to be found.
by Mogens Kirkeby
From a political point of view sport, in terms of its structures and settings, is often referred to and preferred as an important solution to the major challenge of creating intercultural dialogue in European societies. However, the popularity and the preferences for using sport in this context is not always enough to secure successful interventions and results.
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By Marion Fischer and Andreas Wiesand
Complementing the intercultural sector activities which are in the focus of the Report "Sharing
by Elka Tschernokoshewa
by Simona BodoThe heritage sector is a particularly complex context in which to discuss intercultural dialogue, since heritage institutions - and most notably museums - have traditionally been used to exclude those "who don't belong", rather than being developed for the sake of cultural diversity or in order to enhance intercultural competence.
by Vjeran Katunarić
Civic education, including intercultural education, is set increasingly at the top of the European agenda. The rising awareness of the EU as a large family of multiethnic and multicultural societies, and also witnessing in each state a growing diversity due to the domestic multiculturalism, all contributes to increasing expectations.
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by Jude Bloomfield
In the field of the performing arts, much intercultural work has taken place over decades, especially in countries with post-colonial migration and citizenship. Independent companies and artists - many of whom were often ethnically designated by critics and funders and were marginalised from the mainstream - took the lead in establishing themselves in an inherently intercultural way, with mixed artists, audiences, repertoire, forms Download Full Paper