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Intercultural policy in times of crisis: theory and practice in the case of Turin, Italy

In this article they analyse how interculturalism, intended as a new paradigm of immigrant integration policies, has been taking shape in an Italian city, Turin, in the context of the current economic crisis. We argue for the necessity of going beyond official statements on intercultural policy by undertaking a comparative analysis of policy practices in three Neighbourhood Houses (NHs, Case del quartiere), which are defined by the Municipality as open and intercultural spaces in which associations and citizens can develop activities aimed at expressing different cultural backgrounds, fostering participation and supporting social inclusion. The study shows how the three NHs pursue different approaches social, cultural or more political to interculturalism, somewhat reflecting the social and structural context in which the three NHs were established, as well as problem definitions and policy frames of the founding organisations.

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What Is Intercultural Sustainability? A First Exploration of Linkages Between Culture and Sustainability in Intercultural Research

This article is out to encourage a future debate on the potential as well as on the pitfalls of the notion of intercultural sustainability by providing a rapid appraisal of to-date uses of the term sustainability in connection with aspects of intercultural  communication and intercultural relations.

Media
How people of color experience living in Germany

A video exploring the experience of people of colour living in Germany.

Courses / trainings
DIASPORE ITALIANE – ITALY IN MOVEMENT

The symposium is a collaboration between three diverse Italian migration organisations - a welfare and cultural agency, a tertiary institute and a museum - each deeply connected with the community, institutions and culture of a cosmopolitan city which is also iconic of the Italian migrant and diasporic experience.

The Symposium - the first international conference of its kind - brings together researchers and practitioners from Australia, the United States, Italy and other locations to explore the vicissitudes of Italians and Italian identity in the transcultural spaces defined by mobility.

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Museums as places for intercultural dialogue

This publication includes insights, reflections and learning points from the process, and includes a description of the 30 pilot projects carried out in Italian, Dutch, Spanish and Hungarian muséums, the main goal of developing the potential of muséums as places of intercultural dialogue and promoting more active engagement with the communities they serve.

It grew out of the European project Museums as Places for Intercultural Dialogue (MAP for ID)

Projects and Programmes
Re-framing education about beliefs and practices in schools

The Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public life was convened in 2013 by the Woolf Institute, which promotes the multidisciplinary study of relationships between Christians, Jews and Muslims.

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Projects and Programmes
Assessing the Effectiveness of Interfaith Initiatives

A collaboration between The Woolf Institute, Georgetown University Qatar and the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue (DICID), and with the generous support of the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF)Assessing the Effectiveness of Interfaith Initiatives is a three-year ethnographic research project that centres on Delhi, Doha and London. 

The focus of the research, therefore, is a comparative assessment of how the now global interfaith movement has emerged and developed across these three diverse case studies. Over the course of three years, researchers conducted extensive fieldwork in Delhi, Doha and London, which involved participant-observation at a range of interfaith events, for the most part in dialogue settings such as conferences, roundtables and workshops. Extensive interviews were conducted with interfaith practitioners, religious leaders, scholars, government officials, policymakers and also laypeople. Although centring on three distinctive case studies, the research carried out encompasses many of the trends and challenges that are identifiable across the broader interfaith movement, and should be of interest to politicians, policymakers, religious and community leaders and scholars or students with an interest in the field of interfaith.

Projects and Programmes
Middle East Dialogue: A New Collective Vision

Conference in March 2018 by the Middle East Dialogue department, for policy makers, scholars, business and social leaders. There is a call for proposals for this conference

Courses / trainings
Woolf Institute Summer Schools

The Woof Institute is developing Summer School opportunities that will launch in summer 2019. The primary aim of the summer school is to offer a programme of study for students that will draw on the research and teaching expertise of staff and doctoral students at the Woolf Institute, as well as teaching staff of the University of Cambridge. 

The summer school aims to increase tolerance and interdependence through the design of a curriculum and a learning environment conducive to academic study and fostering understanding of the diversity of beliefs, attitudes and perspectives. Woolf Institute Summer School will offer courses related to three themes: Region, Migration and Society.