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In these times of globalisation and migration, we are all interacting with people with different cultural backgrounds. We don’t need to go far anymore.
Diversity is part of our daily life, no matter what profession we have, no matter if we want to see it or not. Intercultural contacts have become part and parcel of many people’s life in many different fields.

The intercultural agenda is becoming the world’s agenda.

SIETAR Switzerland was founded in 2015. We are a diverse community of individuals and organisations, all sharing a strong interest in the intercultural field. We strive to raise intercultural awareness, taking a stance on intercultural topics in our multicultural society. In a collaborative and inclusive spirit, we wish to provide a platform for intercultural dialogue and to serve as a point of reference.
If you are interested in becoming a part of SIETAR Switzerland, please do take the time to browse our site and join us at one of our events!

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Yverdon-les-Bains, October 23rd to 25th 2020
The Future of Inclusion

In light of the global impact of the COVID 19 outbreak, we have taken the very difficult decision to postpone the SIETAR Switzerland Congress 2020. The conference will now be held from October 23rd to 25th 2020 at the same location.
The different sessions of our congress will focus on living and working together, developing collaborative intelligence, global citizenship and getting ready to deal with the economic, climactic, intercultural and inter religious dialogue and migration challenges facing our world in the future. Our aim is to link latest research with concrete actions, best practices and grassroots initiatives.


SIETAR Switzerland News

SIETAR Switzerland is proud to announce it has been invited to join the global community of the UNESCO’s collaborative e-Platform on intercultural dialogue!

Latest Articles

Intercultural Perspectives, an interview with Prof. Yih-teen Lee by Dr. Barbara Covarrubias Venegas

Who am I? Navigating between home, host, and the global village: Consequences of multicultural team members’ identity configurations As the world becomes more connected, individuals increasingly cooperate and work together with people of different cultural backgrounds and hold multiple cultural identities. Still, we know little about what happens to our identities in the context of […]

La diversité culturelle : quelles chances, quels défis ?

Café Philo : un lieu de réflexion et de débat Animé par Dr Pia Stalder & Anne-Claude Lambelet   Date/heure Date – 28/10/2020 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Location HEIG-VD Categories Culture Pop-Up Chaque société est le produit d’échanges entre nous individus qui la façonnons et la refaçonnons. De la sorte, chaque société est un […]

Sri Lanka Unites: Reconciling and healing a post-conflict nation through youth activism by Tawa Braimah

“Our sense of security comes from our generation, not our parents’…we are going to be with each other for the next fifty years. Our parents will soon be gone, and we will need to turn to our friends, which is why youth activism and young people speaking to each other is so important. Because our […]

A word from our editor

Dear Readers, On March 15, 2019, a 16-year-old Swedish teenager led a worldwide strike which saw an estimated 1.4 million pupils from across the globe boycott school to demand more action to stop climate change. The response to this rallying call from over 2000 cities and with several hundreds of different cultures and languages lends […]

The Case of Belgium’s Prisons: Using intercultural and interreligious dialogue in the prevention of violent extremism by Tawa Braimah

Here is an interview with the Mission Manager of Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in Prison under the Belgian Ministry of Justice, Selim Cherkaoui. Selim is a Countering-Violent-Extremism expert and a front-line practitioner who employs intercultural and interreligious dialogue in the development of workshops and tools for PVE (Prevention of Violent Extremism)   Tell me: […]

#Youth-Waging-Peace: A youth-led grassroot and community approach to Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) by Tawa Braimah

In 2017, the UNESCO Category I institute, the Mahatma Ghandi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) oversaw the publication of a youth-led guide on the prevention of violent extremism through education. The 324-page document is a collation of over 150 case- study submissions from young educators from more than 50 countries. This […]