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Projects and Programmes
The Impact of Language in a globalised world

A series of events and articles about language and words in relation to globalisation.

Publications
Living in cultural diversity: Samen Inburgeren

The Samen Inburgeren project advances the experiences of living together in diversity by bringing together local long-term residents with newcomers with non-Belgian origins. The project works with an open concept of “newcomer” in which everyone, regardless of background, whether they’ve come to Belgium for work, as a refugee or Erasmus student, is welcome to participate in exchange and help build new friendships.

In English and German. 

Projects and Programmes
Bridging the Great Divide: the Jewish-Muslim Encounter' Online Course

Bridging the Great Divide: the Jewish-Muslim Encounter is a unique educational opportunity brought to life by the collaborative efforts of Dr Edward Kessler and Professor Akbar Ahmed. The Woolf Institute and the School of International Service at the American University in Washington jointly run this course.

Publications
Diversity instead of Exclusion: Where is German society headed with the migration and refugee debate?'

In this publication, we explore the risks and opportunities associated with the influx of refugees and ask how we can successfully ensure diversity and inclusiveness in German society.

In English and German. 

Media
Tariq Modood on religion as a key dimension of cultural diversity

In our interview, Professor Tariq Modood from the University of Bristol emphasizes the significance of religion for current debates on cultural diversity and discusses how we can shape the coexistence of religious and secular identities in society together.

Publications
The German population is becoming more tolerant of diversity, but polarization is increasing

This study explored two studies of different attitudes towards diversity in Germany. 

In English and German. 

Publications
Teaching To and Through Cultural Diversity

This publication looks at culturally responsive teaching, including the conceptual frameworks and specific case studies, and how to implement these.

Media
Cities are “laboratories” of communal life

This is an excerpt of an article which explores Germany's position as a 'country of immigration'.

In English and German.

Courses / trainings
Cross Culture Programme

The CrossCulture Programme offers young professionals and volunteers the opportunity to gain several months of work experience in another cultural area. As a partner of the German Federal Foreign Office, Institut fur Auslandsbeziehungen is committed to intercultural dialogue.

Publications
La pedagogia interculturale in Italia: questioni epistemologiche

The growing cultural diversity in modern society risks causing conflict and segregation. Intercultural pedagogy aims at achieving a lack of fear towards cultural confrontation and dialogue with others, but to embrace it. This publication outlines the debate in Italy on intercultural pedagogy, meant not as a distinct sector of pedagogical knowledge, but as a new and enriching point of view on the study of the education of society. This education is now happening in a much more multiethnic and multicultural setting.