Intercultural Dialogue

Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters

The Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters is a tool designed to encourage people to think about and learn from intercultural encounters that have made a strong impression or had a long-lasting effect on them.
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In discovering what underlies these encounters users become more aware of their experience and their reactions, thereby developing their intercultural competences.
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Compendium of Cultural Policies: Key Resources on Intercultural Dialogue

spectator violence From the point of view of the cultural sector, intercultural dialogue within a country involves public and private cultural / artistic initiatives...
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which bring together individuals/groups from minority/migrant communities together with the majority population in order to enter into a multi-directional communication process. Such dialogue ideally takes place in a "shared space" where attempts are made to address unequal power relations between those belonging to majority/minority groups. The aim of an intercultural exchange is transformative of all those participating and can result in, for example, the creation of new or hybrid cultural expressions/forms, new image constructions, changed behaviour patterns, etc.
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European Academic Network on Romani Studies

The overall aim of the European Academic Network on Romani Studies is to support efforts towards the social inclusion of Romani citizens in Europe.
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The project facilitates intercultural dialogue and raises the visibility of existing research outside the academic community in order to foster cooperation with policymakers and other stakeholders. By creating an interface between academic researchers and political decision makers, while promoting and improving the existing resources on the European Roma communities, the project shall ultimately allow for the implementation of better conceived policy initiatives based on reliable evidence.
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Intercultural dialogue and global solidarity

The programme “Intercultural Dialogue” of the North-South Centre aims at the elaboration of strategies and mechanisms of dialogue between Europe and her neighbour regions
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(particularly south Mediterranean and African ones) in order to strengthen regional stability by a better reciprocal knowledge and mutual understanding. The programme is based on the following dimensions: . migrations and their socio-cultural aspects . women as agents of change in Mediterranean societies . media as tools of dialogue . the reinforcement of democratic processes and human rights in the Euro-Mediterranean region
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Plurilingual and intercultural education

The purpose of the Platform of resources and references for plurilingual and intercultural education is notably to offer reference tools that can be used to analyse and construct curricula for languages of schooling.
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The Platform offers an open and dynamic resource, with system of definitions, points of reference, descriptions and descriptors, studies and good practices which member states are invited to consult and use in support of their policy to promote equal access to quality education according to their needs, resources and educational culture. These documents, which differ in their status, will be put on line gradually.
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C4i-Communication for Integration

C4i-Communication for Integration, co-funded by the Council of Europe and the European Commission (European Integration Fund), aims to fight against misconceptions and prejudices, rumours and stereotypes by using viral information techniques to provide evidence-based answers to common misconceptions.
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Active participation from citizens as “anti-rumor agents” is a key feature of C4i. The project is based on a partnership network of 11 cities, working together to implement an innovative public policy to promote life –peace, diversity and social cohesion.
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Diversity in the Economy and Local Integration (DELI)

DELI, co-funded by the Council of Europe and the European Integration Fund, fosters more efficient local policies in support of migrant-owned SMEs and migrant entrepreneurship as part of wider diversity and inclusion policies.
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The project is based on a partnership network of 10 cities, working towards systemic change in the economic integration of migrants and reducing gaps in access to rights.
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Intercultural cities

As communities across Europe grow increasingly diverse, the way they manage diversity becomes a key challenge for the future.
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Successful cities and societies of the future will be intercultural: they will be capable of managing and exploring the potential of their cultural diversity to stimulate creativity and innovation and thus generate economic prosperity and a better quality of life. Diversity can be a resource for the development of a city if the public discourse, the city's institutions and processes, and the behaviour of people, take diversity positively into account.
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Intercultural and interreligious dialogue

Cultural diversity is inherent in all present-day human societies. The aim of promoting dialogue between cultures is to make this diversity a source of mutual enrichment and to foster understanding, reconciliation and tolerance.
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Intercultural dialogue can be described as an open and respectful exchange of views between individuals and groups belonging to different cultures. Intercultural dialogue leads to a deeper understanding of the other person’s values and ways of thinking. The Council of Europe has made it a priority to promote intercultural and inter-religious dialogue in order to ensure a better understanding between cultures, social cohesion and stability on the basis of the principle of accepting others, with their differences, and the principle of freedom of expression.
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