Intercultural dialogue is a feature and fundamental objective of all Euro-Mediterranean youth activities. Intercultural dialogue is also a cross-cutting theme for the Council of Europe and the European Commission and is meant to be an implicit part of all the Euro-Mediterranean activities, since intercultural dialogue is a matter of each and everyone one of us.
In line with this approach, the EU-CoE youth partnership organised training courses, seminars on intercultural dialogue, as well as launched the project on the Indicators for intercultural dialogue in non-formal learning/ education activities as a tool for organisers, facilitators, trainers of non-formal learning / education activities.
Experts' group on indicators for intercultural dialogue in non-formal education activities, December 2012, Tunisia
Hammamet, Tunisia, 11-12 December 2012
It was organised by the partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth in the framework of the pilot Mediterranean University on Youth and Development, in co-operation with the League of Arab States, Tunisian Youth Observatory, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe.
The meeting brought together researchers, youth experts, trainers, other practitioners active in the field of non-formal education with a focus on intercultural dialogue, and institutional representatives experienced in intercultural dialogue and youth work, in particular representing:
- The SALTO Cultural Diversity Resource Centre;
- The Council of Europe (the Youth Department, the Education Department, the North-South Centre);
- The Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the dialogue between Cultures.
The experts group shared the best practices and updates about relevant initiatives of the represented organisations and partners, further examined the consolidated list of Criteria and Indicators for Intercultural Dialogue in Non-formal Education Activities, elaborated in the previous phases of the project, as well as discussed the modalities of a framework document comprising these criteria and indicators for testing, finalisation and dissemination of the results.