Intercultural Competence

In the time of globalized world in which the possibility of conflict raises on one hand and the requirements of the international institutions (companies, political, cultural, scientific and social institutions) change on the other hand; Intercultural Competence becomes a key competence which should be developed from the youngest age. Young people can acquire and shape them only when taking part in the international cooperation.

We believe, that schools and universities should enable communication and cooperation between students from other cultures and provide their students with a relevant knowledge on the Intercultural Competence. Knowledge about Europe and civil society, together with the insight on European integration processes becomes crucial and essential. Student should have a possibility not only to gain reliable knowledge, but also to develop skills allowing them to develop the ability to confront their knowledge with the reality, to interpret social phenomena and recognize differences how particular countries change and evolve, which often are the cause of various reasoning and may hinder the communication. Therefore, an effort should be taken to empower the intercultural education so it can be seen as a practical education teaching specific values and skills and to integrate such education into the didactic programs in schools.