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Intercultural Competence


Nektaria Palaiologou  

Ildiko Lazar

Please send proposals to Nektaria Palaiologou


This strand focuses on the broader spectrum of the intercultural competence notion in various multicultural settings and environments.

Emphasis is given to teachers' intercultural competence, as part of their professional development. Intercultural competence is defined in various ways but generally, it is the ability to communicate and behave in appropriate ways with those who have different cultural backgrounds, aiming to co-create shared spaces, teams, and organizations that are inclusive, effective, innovative, and satisfying for all interested parties.

Intercultural competence has figured very prominently in the debate about 'global citizenship' as an important aspect of modern multicultural societies.

The strand welcomes research, practices and case studies relating to intercultural competences (e.g. skills, behaviours, attitudes, emotions, knowledge) in different national and international settings.


For each of these strands, we are accepting proposals in the following categories:

  • Papers on concluded or ongoing research in intercultural education and related fields
  • Theoretical papers
  • Posters, particularly on intercultural educational experiences and/or pilot-projects
  • Book and audio/video presentations, particularly on didactical material relating to intercultural education and related fields
  • Art objects, theater and circus performances, films, etc.
  • Inspiring short workshops
  • Adaptive e-learning tools

For each of these categories, we are currently asking for abstracts, which should be sent to the respective strand chairs (see above).


  • The abstract should be between 200 and 400 words in length
  • Abstracts are to be submitted in English
  • The abstract has to specify the name, institutional affiliation and email address of the author(s) as well as the strand to which it is submitted.
  • Please specify also the equipment required for your presentation (PC, beamer, DVD player, Internet access, etc.).
Finally, you are asked to express your commitment to submit a complete version of your presentation once your abstract has been accepted


All abstracts should be sent by Sept. 1, 2019 directly to the Strand Chair(s). Also indicate a preference of day you would like to present.

We cannot guarantee that your presentation can happen on that day., but we will try our best.
Note that the presentations will take place within blocks of 90 minutes. We will attempt to keep the number of presentations to 4 per block, or less. This implies 15 minute presentations plus Q and A. Some strands will utilize a more dynamic World Cafe format at certain times, which will allow for longer presentations. This is at the discretion of the strand chairs.
Also note that we can accept  a maximum of 3 authors per paper and that one of those three authors has to attend the conference. If there are more than 3 authors, two authors need to attend and pay conference fees.


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