What is an intercultural encounter?

An intercultural encounter can be an experience between people from different countries or it can be an experience between individuals from other cultural backgrounds in the same country, for example, from other regional, linguistic, ethnic or religious backgrounds.


How are intercultural encounters explored in the Autobiography?

Users of the AIE and the AIEVM develop understanding and competences for the future by reflecting critically on their experiences. They select and describe specific intercultural encounters, analyse their experience individually, and identify different aspects of their current intercultural competences as a stimulus to developing their competences further.


Who is the Autobiography for?

The Autobiography is for everyone: it can be used across the curriculum in schools or any other educational context contributing to lifelong learning. It can also be used outside formal educational contexts as a self-evaluation and development tool.