Fourth Pilot Session of the UNESCO Manual on Intercultural Dialogue based on Human Rights
UNESCO, in cooperation with the Austrian Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs and the Austrian Integration Fund, will organize the fourth pilot session of the UNESCO manual on intercultural competences based on human rights in Vienna, Austria between the 25 and 26 of September 2018.
Against the backdrop of higher levels of immigration and greater intercultural contact within the region, the manual presents a timely, accessible and adaptable activity to help develop diverse intercultural competences – the prerequisite skills and behaviors needed to enhance intercultural understanding and dialogue for the prevention and resolution of conflict and successful and inclusive community integration.
The activity will include a training of trainers session with government officials, educators and civil society leaders, as well as a pilot session - facilitated by newly trained local personnel – within a local school with a high proportion of immigrant children, focusing on issues related to integration.
The session in Austria seeks to test the manual’s adaptability and effectiveness, both from the perspective of facilitation, and with regard to its ability to build individual capacities for intercultural dialogue and understanding. Lessons learnt from this pilot session will feed into the global evaluation of the activity, as well as directing adaptions to maximize the relevance of the activity within Europe and North America.