Intercultural skills and competences are required in our global world everywhere.
Even when you don‘t move from your country, you will get in touch with different cultures. Our way of living made that people have to flee from their countries to live somewhere else, more and more war zones make people fleeing from their country.
We need to know about differences and about things in common.
We have to teach children, adolescents and adults so many skills: languages, body language, cultures, about religions, traditions and history.
Most of us we have at least in the third or fourth generation back someone who came from another country than the country we are living in.
So many children are growing up today bilingual or even trilingual, which means also with two or three cultures, and they have to find the advantages instead to feel not fully accepted anywhere.
In Germany there was a big discussion when about ten years ago politics started to talk about beeing an „immigration country“. Yes. It is. And it already was. Now there are again many refugees who arrived since 2015. It is a big challenge and it needs a lot of interculturel competences by everyone.
In Greece, a country of migrants, a country where people also go to foreign countries to survive the economic crisis, the country where refugees arrive and stuck because of Dublin III, here we need so much intercultural skills if we want to live in a peaceful way together.
In seminars I am working with groups on these intercultural skills, with children, people with special needs, multiplicators or people who work professional with intercultural groups.