Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters

Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters

Technical information


The Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters has been developed as a follow up to the Council of Europe’s White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue “Living together as equals in dignity” (, and in particular in application of Section 5.3 Learning and teaching intercultural competences (page 25, paragraph 152):


Complementary tools should be developed to encourage students to exercise independent critical faculties including to reflect critically on their own responses and attitudes to experiences of other cultures.”


This site contains the two versions of the Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters, a standard version and a version for younger learners, as well as various support documents. For a comprehensive overview of all the components, please see the Introduction. All documents are published in pdf format and may be downloaded, saved to your computer and used freely. Facilitators may modify stimuli as they think appropriate for their users, but it is recommended that they do not change the section headings and main questions or the order in which these are presented so that the theoretical integrity of the instrument is maintained.


The Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters is available in French and English, the two official languages of the Council of Europe. Translations formally approved by the relevant authorities in the member states may be made available on-line at the Council of Europe’s Language Policy Division website. For further information, please contact .


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