Interculturality for a Sustainable Future – SIETAR Switzerland Congress 2022

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Date(s) - 13/05/2022 - 15/05/2022
All Day

HEIG-VD – Cheseaux
Route de Cheseaux 1


Mark your calendars to join us from 13-15 May 2022 for our Congress in Yverdon-les-Bains

Interculturality for a Sustainable Future
Concepts, Tools and Initiatives for Living and Working Together Towards a Boundaryless World


SIETAR Switzerland’s Congress 2022, an Opportunity to Meet:
Our professional contexts, practices and strategies are evolving against a background undergoing deep and accelerated change, which requires from all of us reflection on the intercultural skills required today for a sustainable tomorrow. The congress is an important milestone in SIETAR Switzerland’s roadmap towards establishing the connection between those in research and actors out in the field and represents an essential platform for sharing best practices and knowledge. SIETAR Switzerland’s Congress 2022 will be an excellent opportunity for professionals and students engaged and interested in the fields of interculturality and sustainability to meet, exchange and learn together.


What are the connections between interculturality and sustainability?
What are the main challenges facing our efforts for sustainability and how can intercultural exchange help to address them?

Goals of the Congress:

SIETAR Switzerland’s Congress 2022 is focused on the theme of interculturality and sustainability. The goal of the congress is, on the one hand, to reflect on the interconnectedness of these two fields and on the role we play as trainers, coaches, researchers, students and beyond. On the other hand, we want to explore together the potential and the limits of intercultural education, training and research for working together towards a more sustainable future.

The congress will bring together interested people to share their views, know-how, concerns and ideas about the knowledge and skills needed for co-constructing a sustainable future – for the benefit of the global society we are and the planet we share.

The key-note sessions, workshops, as well as both formal and informal network activities will contribute to a better understanding of the interconnectedness between interculturality and sustainability, of the roles we play in this field (as global citizens and professionals), and of the working attitudes and methods that may enable long-term change.

After attending the congress, participants will have a deeper understanding of what interculturality means for the field of sustainability and of the roles we can play on this stage. They will also have gained new knowledge and further know-how that will enable them to make substantial contributions to a sustainable future. Attendees will not only take home new theoretical insights, but, above all, specific methods and tools for their professional context that will help them put sustainability at the heart of everything they do.


When?  13 to 15 May 2022

Where? The conference venue will be the University of Applied Sciences HEIG-VD (HES-SO) in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland.

For whom? This event is designed for professionals, students, researchers, educators, entrepreneurs, representatives from the private and public sectors, NGOs, and policy stakeholders interested and engaged in the field of intercultural education, training and research. The SIETAR Switzerland Congress 2022 will bring to Yverdon-les-Bains specialists in the field of interculturality from different regions of the world.

For an outline of the Program click here

Once again our sincere thanks to our generous sponsors