A rolling platform produced by the SIETAR Europa community

IncluKIT: Inclusive Intercultural Communication Training Kit for Initial Reception of Migrants

We are happy to inform you that a pilot version of IncluKIT is now out and available online.

IncluKIT – Inclusive Intercultural Communication Training Kit for Initial Reception of Migrants – is a training tool aimed at the whole spectrum of volunteers and professionals involved in the initial reception of newly arrived migrants, including the people who seek asylum and refugees in European countries. As a result of a partnership between academics from six universities of the FORTHEM alliance and practitioners from SIETAR Europa, SIETAR Switzerland, SIETAR UK, the SIETAR SIG Migration and diversophy®, it focuses on the analysis of mismatched expectations and misunderstandings during the migrants’ transitional phase and the ways to overcome these issues.

diversophy® Podcast

Join George Simons, the founder of diversophy®, and Quinten Nobbe as they, along with their team, discuss the intricacies of human interactions across borders, and share their expertise and experiences with those interested in the subject.

Hot Topic: Migration

We are pleased to officially announce the new Hot Topic for the upcoming months –  Migration, and invite those researching or working in this field to share their experience and expertise with our readers by emailing us at ci@sietareu.org.

Ideas and articles traverse borders more effortlessly than individuals do, and they have the potential to inspire and unite people worldwide by addressing the challenges faced by migrants and creating a happier, more prosperous and harmonious global community.

Read, engage and contribute to this Hot Topic and conversation that are shaping our global society!

Nurturing Global Citizens: A Family’s Journey Through the World of Third Culture Kids

In an increasingly interconnected world, the concept of global citizenship has never been more important. My personal journey, intertwined with the upbringing of my children, Alexander and Elias, serves as a vivid illustration of nurturing global citizens. As a family, we have navigated the complex yet enriching path of Third Culture Kids (TCKs), a term popularized by David C. Pollock, Ruth E. Van Reken, and Michael V. Pollock to describe individuals who spend a significant part of their childhood outside their parents’ passport countries…

FASHIONing Identities Through Cultural Filters

We learn and update our cultural codes throughout our entire life. Along with language, we learn how our bodies communicate, and – early in our lives, we begin to make sense of social relations through attire, we teach and learn what “appropriate” means: we dress for the weather and for socialization. Our expectations about someone’s appearance may say more about ourselves than about that individual. The challenge lies in be(com)ing aware of our own values and assumptions. Our deeply ingrained value settings kick in every time we (un)consciously connect to others through dress codes. Failing to decode implicit values may be perceived as “cultural illiteracy”. Appearance, including attire, often sets directions in our relational orientation.

OUR VISION

An audience-driven platform for exchanging intercultural experiences, ideas, and research  among the SIETAR community and beyond.  

OUR MISSION

Promoting an exchange of ideas among the interculturally curious.  

Hot topic: Migration
Curious about the ways migration can be used to create more inclusive and cohesive communities?
Lifestyle Expeditions
Curious about foreign places to visit, foods to taste and activities to do?
Media Views
Curious about intercultural books, blogs, or podcasts?
Community in action
Curious about what is going on in the SIETAR community?
Research
Curious about research in the intercultural field?
Practitioners
Curious about methodologies and tools for working with individuals and groups on intercultural topics?