Intercultural citizenship : For whom the bell tolls?


18 h 00 min - 19 h 30 min


Webinar ” made in France et ailleurs”

The seminar will offer stimuli for reflection about our role as interculturalists both in the physical and in the virtual world.

What can one do as an individual in a multicultural school as a teacher, an administrator, or a parent? What could one offer in the working place to facilitate actual valuing of diversity? What can be done in everyday interactions locally, internationally, and virtually to exercise intercultural citizenship?

Facilitating inclusion in multicultural contexts is a task and a role for active citizens, beyond institutionally planned projects. By realizing this we are exercising our responsibility as intercultural citizens.

Dr. Ida Castiglioni is Associate Professor of the Sociology of Cultural Processes in the Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca. She is vice president of the graduate program “Programming and Management of Social Services and Public Policies” where she teaches Intercultural Relations. She graduated summa cum laude with a laurea in Political Science from the University of Milano and holds a Ph.D. in Intercultural Communication from the University of Jyväskylä (Finland). Her research interests are in the area of the embodiment of culture, the intercultural education of health and social workers, the promotion of cultural sensitivity in complex organizations and the inclusion of people in different contexts.