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  • Icc intercultural communication competence

    1. 1. Intercultural Dialogue Paola Pierri 14 april 2010
    2. 2. ABOUT Me I work as a consultant in an NGO in the field of social inclusion and immigrant’s integration My presentation I am presenting the concept of Interculture Communication Competence
    3. 3. ICC INTERCULTURE COMMUNICATION COMPETENCE Managing increasing cultural diversity has become a priority in recent years How shall we respond to diversity? What is our vision of the society of the future?
    4. 4. WHAT IS ICC? A DEFINITION:
    5. 5. WHAT IS ICC? A DEFINITION: “Intercultural dialogue is understood as an open and respectful exchange of views between individuals, groups with different ethnic, cultural, religious and linguistic backgrounds and heritage on the basis of mutual understanding and respect”
    6. 6. WHAT IS ICC? A DEFINITION: “Intercultural dialogue is understood as an open and respectful exchange of views between individuals, groups with different ethnic, cultural, religious and linguistic backgrounds and heritage on the basis of mutual understanding and respect” White Paper on Intercultural dialogue – Council of Europe
    7. 7. HOWEVER AN AMBIGUOUS DEFINITION ICC is composed by 3 ambiguous terms ‣ INTERCULTURAL ‣ COMMUNICATION ‣ COMPETENCE
    8. 8. COMPETENCE An acquired personal skill that is demonstrated in an individual's ability to provide a consistently adequate or high level of performance
    9. 9. COMMUNICATION It is a process of transferring information from one entity to another which share a repertoire of signs and semiotic rules. Communication is commonly defined as "the interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs" Wikipedia
    10. 10. CULTURE
    11. 11. CULTURE Culture is…
    12. 12. CULTURE Culture is… “Culture or Civilization, taken in its wide ethnographic sense, is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society.”
    13. 13. CULTURE Culture is… “Culture or Civilization, taken in its wide ethnographic sense, is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society.” Sir Edward Burnett Tylor – 1871
    14. 14. CULTURE AND IDENTITY The concept of “culture” is linked to the concept of “identity” Who are you?
    15. 15. SOME BASIC PRINCIPLE
    16. 16. SOME BASIC PRINCIPLE
    17. 17. SOME BASIC PRINCIPLE
    18. 18. SOME BASIC PRINCIPLE The individual is not an homogeneous social actor.
    19. 19. SOME BASIC PRINCIPLE The individual is not an homogeneous social actor. Identity as a skin
    20. 20. SOME BASIC PRINCIPLE The individual is not an homogeneous social actor. Identity as a skin Identity as a t-shirt
    21. 21. IDENTITY BUILDING IN A MULTICULTURAL WORLD Freedom to choose your own culture is fundamental; it is a central aspect of human rights Simultaneously or in different period of your life, you may adopt different cultural affiliations.
    22. 22. No one should be confined against their will within a particular group, community, thought system or world view You should be free to build up your identity, renounce past choices and make new ones (as long as they are consistent with the universal values of human rights, democracy and the rule of
    23. 23. ..SO, WHY INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION COMPETENCES? To have a new approach to manage the diversity To establish a positive relation with the “others” in your work, your city, your building, your’s children class, etc To become an inclusive and competitive society …in many different field we need it!
    24. 24. WHATS THE MATTER? ICC is about:  linguistic knowledge cultural diversity management capacities Training on immigration laws and immigrant’s status
    25. 25. …BUT IS ALSO ABOUT:  Empathy  Cooperation  Open mind  Dialogue ..are there teachable?
    26. 26. IS ICC AN “OPTION”? No! The risks of non-dialogue is too high
    27. 27. THE RISK IS…  to develop a stereotypical perception of the other  to build up a climate of mutual suspicion, tension and anxiety  to use minorities as scapegoats  to foster intolerance and discrimination
    28. 28. ICC is difficult to manage, first of all because it asks for a re-consideration about us, our culture our identity, our life
    29. 29. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION http://www.interculturaldialogue2008.eu/ http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/intercultural/

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