On November 1-3, 2013 the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe hosted a workshop entitled "The Borderland School Workshop" - an international training programme for leaders of integrative activities in multicultural communities.
The Borderland School is a modern workshop dedicated to philosophy of dialogue bound with the development and popularization of the craft of "bridge building" - new cultural practices, that answer to the challenges of today’s multicultural and pluralistic world by building capacity for commonality while at the same time embracing the diversity of modern societies. The School is aiming at creating its own methodology of understanding the "intercultural competence" and formulating a new reflection in the sphere of the intercultural dialogue.
In course of the workshop the participants were:
- acquire practical knowledge and skills in managing cultural and educational projects;
- familiarize themselves with good practices in community leadership and civic action;
- discuss the importance of border-crossing and dialogue for social integration process and democratic structures building in diverse local communities (by drawing on the experience of the Borderland Foundation and invited experts).
Organized by: Borderland Foundation (Poland).