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  • EUFICCS at the International Conference “Intercultural Horizons 2013”, Siena (Italy) October 7-9, 2013

    The EUFICCS partners in Italy – Associazione Culturale Ulisse and Siena Italian Studies – as members of the International Center for Intercultural Exchange in Siena contributed to the organization of the “Intercultural Horizons 2013” annual conference; which took place in Siena October 7-9 2013.

     

    For the 2013 edition, the conference had as theme “The Intercultural Competence: key to the new multicultural societies of the globalized world”. It was aimed to engaging educators and experts from all over the world in the examination of the challenges and results obtained from the development of the intercultural competence and from the active participation in a global context. It was directed to anyone involved in the education or intercultural exchange sectors; teachers, coordinators, mediators, administrators, and to those active in Service-Learning, language teaching, intercultural or cross-cultural communication, cross-cultural psychology and international education.

     

    One of the concurrent panel sessions was dedicated to the presentation of the EUFICCS project. Professor Antonella Filippone – teacher coordinator for the Italian work group – and Dr. Elena Cellai – project coordinator – illustrated to the participants the aims, specific objectives and the european partnership of the project; as well as, the EUFICCS methodology elements, current activities  and future developments.

    This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.