For the start of 2022, we have prepared something new and exciting for you: I am happy to announce that Curiously Intercultural, SIETAR Europa’s new rolling online platform, is live now!
So what is Curiously Intercultural actually about?
The idea of Curiously Intercultural was born in summer 2021 during an innovation process that the SIETAR Europa Board organized around the SIETAR Europa Journal. This innovation process facilitated by SIETAR Europa board member Birgit Hochreiter took several months and brought together many different perspectives within SIETAR. The outcome is the creation of Curiously Intercultural, a rolling online platform, which builds upon and takes further the work of the formerly published SIETAR Europa Journal.
With Curious Intercultural SIETAR Europa strives to develop a more interactive online format, providing a platform for exchanging intercultural experiences, ideas, and research among the SIETAR community and beyond, offering a new experience to our readers.
Curiously Intercultural’s mission:
Promoting an exchange of ideas among the interculturally curious
And what does Curiously Intercultural look like?
Curiously Intercultural is a web-based platform integrated into the SIETAR Europa website. The web page and its logo have been designed by Kristian Zwart, Head of the Platform, in the colors of all our national SIETARs, symbolizing what SIETAR is about at the core: a community.
Starting from 1 January 2022 new articles about research in the intercultural field, insights for practitioners and what is going on in the SIETAR community will be published on a regular basis. Hereby, our editors will always pick a focus topic for a certain time period to provide profound insights on the selected topic. Building upon our Anti-racism learning series and our first-ever Virtual Institute held in autumn 2021 on the topic of “Anti-racism, Inclusion, and Intersectionality” our first focus topic is “Anti-racism, diversity and inclusion”.
The exciting thing about this: Curiously Intercultural will be driven by its audience, meaning by you! If there is a topic you would like to learn more about or an article you would like to publish yourself, please don’t hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ongoing management of Curiously Intercultural lies with the Member Benefits Committee where we strive to maximize the value for SIETARians by providing a platform to share knowledge with and connect to the greater SIETAR community. The editorial team consists of Kristian Zwart (Head of Platform), Zaira Spanjersberg and Meenu Gupta and is supported by the whole Member Benefits Committee. I would like to thank Kristian and the whole team for their great work in getting the platform up and running!
The Member Benefits Committee at our hybrid workshop November 2021 where important groundwork for Curiously Intercultural was laid:
I wish you a great start into 2022 and look forward to welcoming you on our new platform!
Head of Member Benefits Committee