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Steering Committee:

Barry van Driel, Mari Varsanyi, Noemi Mena Montes, Maja Nenadovic, Nelleke de Weerd


The International Association for Intercultural Education

The International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE), registered in the Netherlands since 1984, is a not for profit organization that brings together professional educators interested in diversity and equity issues in education. These concepts are defined quite broadly, and include intercultural education, citizenship education, multi-cultural education, anti-racist education, human rights education, conflict-resolution, multi-lingualism issues, etc.

The main aims of the IAIE are:

(1) To examine the implications of the societal contexts of education and the relationship between society, nation state and the international contexts and the situation of individuals, groups and minorities within them;

(2)To contribute to the development and implementation of intercultural education and issues of education in pluralistic societies;

(3) To promote the exchange of information, knowledge and materials about all relevant issues concerning education in pluralistic societies amongst teachers, teacher trainers, and professionals working in curriculum development, research and educational policy.

It organizes an annual conference that attracts between 150 and 300 scholars and practitioners, as well as specific seminars for teachers around issues relating to combating intolerance and promoting diversity. It publishes the renowned journal Intercultural Education (Routledge) six times a year.





DENISE stands for high quality international education, as well as an anchor for life in the Netherlands. It does so by offering an English-Dutch Dual Language program based on international curricula for both the primary and secondary sections.

Besides the international curricula (the IPC, IMYC and the IB programs) DENISE has also developed several taylormade diploma programs, and offers an intensive Dutch language program for newcomers.

At DENISE we are dedicated to creating a welcoming community to all members of our school, whichever corner of the world they may come from.  



Hellenic Association for Intercultural Education (HAIE)



HAIE is a scientific association, established officially in 2011, situated in the city of Athens, in Greece. HAIE is the official branch of the International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE) in Greece. Amongst HAIE's aims are:

Dissemination of Intercultural Education in educational settings and in school praxis through seminars and conferences.

Collaboration with institutions, national and international organisations that are associated with the IE/ ME issues, Human Rights, Minority, Migration and Refugee Education issues.

Collaboration with enterprises and adult training centres for the organization of seminars on IE/ME issues, Intercultural Mediation and Counseling, Human Rights, Minority, Migration and Refugee Education issues.

Collaboration with national and international organisations on projects, Intercultural Mediation and Counseling, Human Rights, Minority, Migration and Refugee Education issues.




International  Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education (IASCE)


The IASCE (International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education), founded in 1979, typically exchanges and disseminates ideas through periodic co-organised conferences, (as with IAIE), a newsletter, published three times a year, occasional publications that highlight the rich body of work presented at our conferences, and the web site (iasc.net).

IASCE supports the development and dissemination of research on cooperative learning, particularly educator research and inquiry that foster understanding of the effects of context on implementing cooperative learning. IASCE sponsors the IASCE Achievement Awards and the Elizabeth Cohen Award for Outstanding Thesis or Dissertation.



EUROCLIO – European Association of History Educators



EUROCLIO - European Association of History Educators is an international association of more than seventy history, heritage, and citizenship educators' associations and other organizations active in the field. 

The organisation was established in 1992 with the support of the Council of Europe. Since then, EUROCLIO has worked in many European countries and beyond on a large variety of issues related to the learning and teaching of history. 

The work has brought together thousands of historians and history educators to share experiences, to implement innovative learning about the past, sensitive and controversial issues, and create new and inclusive approaches.



Rutu Foundation

The Rutu Foundation for Intercultural Multilingual Education (www.rutufoundation.org) is a non-profit organization founded in 2011 to support indigenous children and children with a migrant or minority background who speak a different mother tongue than the school language.

We train teachers, develop multilingual materials and raise awareness among education practitioners, parents and policy makers about the benefits of multilingual education. Projects include AVIOR (a European project in six countries to develop and share free bilingual teaching materials), the Language Friendly School (www.languagefriendlyschool.org), Bilingual Math for Indigenous Children in Suriname and the Mobile Forest School in the Philippines.



Learn to Change: Change to Learn

L2C is an international organization that provides learning opportunities for personal and professional development.

We want to reinvent the way we learn to change the society we live in . L2C gathers a community of educators who care about education and democracy

We believe that education has a role to play for shaping a society that is more humane and in which we have respect for diversity and ways to live together that are non-violent A society in which we can thrive and be happy. To reach our vision and mission , we offer training, consultation, publications, tools and coaching.

Our services focus on developing competences for democracy: in schools and in other settings such as the workplace, non-formal education, and all sorts of social settings. 



IAIE Partner Organizations


Korean Association for Multicultural Education (KAME)

The Korean Association for Multicultural Education (KAME), founded in 2008, aims to advance knowledge about multicultural education and to promote better practices about multicultural education.

KAME strives to serve the public good by encouraging scholarly research on multicultural education and by disseminating research findings and practical applications. KAME publishes Multicultural Education Review (MER) four times per year, and has hosted annual international conferences since 2010.

You can join KAME today simply by visiting our website (http://kame.or.kr/).




National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) (USA)


NAME is a non-profit organization that advances and advocates for equity and social justice through multicultural education.

  • To provide opportunities for learning in order to advance multicultural education, equity and social justice.
  • To proactively reframe public debate and impact current and emerging policies in ways that advance social, political, economic and educational equity through advocacy, position papers, policy statements and other strategies.
  • To provide the preeminent digital clearinghouse of resources about educational equity and social justice.

The Founders of NAME envisioned an organization that would bring together individuals and groups with an interest in multicultural education from all levels of education, different academic disciplines and from diverse educational institutions and occupations.




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