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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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Proud to have the USI
as our Academic Advisor!

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Join us for our next “Basel Meet-Up”

Wed 11th April, 6pm @Soup&Chill

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Collective Success through Cultural Intelligence
Nurturing Diversity for Societal Advancement, Creativity & Innovation

Latest News and Articles

Intercultural Competence Development in Higher Education

Interview with Dr. Barbara Covarrubias Venegas, Researcher at the Department of Management, University of Applied Sciences for Management and Communication in Vienna (https://en.fh-wien.ac.at) Is it only the pull from a fast globalizing business world that has pushed institutions of higher education all over the world to identify cultural intelligence as a key developmental area for […]

Childhood Disability and Migration

Interview with Professor Geneviève Piérart, Haute École de Travail Social, Fribourg Introduction The number of migrants seeking refuge and work in the EU has increased during the past ten years. Language barriers, limited social networks and isolation are some of the factors that may limit migrants’ ability to ensure their own safety and well-being. If […]

More Than One Story : A Card Game

Interview with Anne-Claude Lambelet, President SIETAR Switzerland Developed by local youth in Simrishamn, Sweden, and by that municipality’s Department of Culture and Leisure, the More Than One Story card game helps to build bridges between people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures. It has proven to be a valuable tool for social workers, teachers, religious […]

Tips and Tools for Successful Intercultural Training

An Interview with Russell Harlow at TMA World in the UK Introduction Russell Harlow is TMA World’s Senior Learning Consultant with over 33 years’ experience designing and delivering international management development programmes. Now based in the UK, he is one of TMA World’s lead trainers on issues of global leadership and cross-cultural intelligence. He is […]

Culture PopUps and Webinars 2019 – Call for Proposals

The SIETAR Switzerland Board, aided by a group of volunteer members, is currently working on our 2019 program of events. If you are interested in conducting a Culture PopUp or webinar on an intercultural topic within your field of expertise, we’d like to hear from you. Please address your proposals to president@sietar.ch. Please keep in […]

Exile and grieving by Friedrun Medert

Grieving is a personal journey that leads eventually to a kind of rebirth. The group Almar’a (“woman” in Arabic) is an informal group of Middle Eastern and Swiss women that meets twice a month to discuss topics close to their hearts, especially the concerns of refugees. These get-togethers provide a forum for the women to […]