Reflections Based on Ideas from the Intercultural Competence Round Table

Intercultural Competence is still a new term and concept in the youth field in Europe. This booklet is based on ideas and discussions from participants who attended the Round Table on Intercultural Competence in June 2009 in Rome, Italy.

There are many approaches to Intercultural Competence and there are many opinions on what it is and how it could be used in youth work. This publication therefore is a collection of ideas and existing theories that helped us form and start our work on Intercultural Competence as a long-term strategy.

What can you find inside this booklet?

  • Information on the Round Table on Intercultural Competence
  • Theory collection on Intercultural Competence
  • Formal and non-formal education for Intercultural Competence development
  • A look at the real needs and challenges in the field related to Intercultural Competence
  • Next steps towards definition and implementation of Intercultural Competence in youth field

Find more information about Intercultural Competence by clicking here.

We hope to stimulate some thinking and ideas around Intercultural Competence. Definitely, we don't have all the answers yet. Why not let us know what you think by using the comments box below or sending an e-mail to

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