European societies have become more diverse due to the increased movement of people, and inclusion remains a challenge. A way to inclusion is intercultural education that provides knowledge of other cultures and creates a culture of openness and dialogue. "It promotes the respect of diversity and personal cultural identity in an environment of mutual learning."
This handbook was developed based on scientific observations of the intercultural trend in the Euro-Mediterranean region by more than 300 educators involved in a project organized by The Anna Lindh Foundation. It presents relevant resources to foster intercultural citizenship competence for educators, schools, youths, social workers, governments, and society at large. It aims to strengthen awareness on the shared values among people with diverse cultural backgrounds, also facilitate dialogue and interaction to resist intolerance and extremism in our societies.
Along with an introduction to the notion of intercultural citizenship education, the handbook also covers 22 activities ready to be used by practitioners around the Euro-Mediterranean region. Practitioners are invited to take a holistic perspective in approaching the activities by focusing on the importance of completing them with all stages and fostering a reflective process through which learners can transform reflections into actions.