The present resource seeks to equip relevant actors with tools and information around the notion of intercultural citizenship, contextualised in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
Intercultural citizenship is based on both the acquisition of intercultural competences, i.e. being aware of cultural differences and similarities, and the notion of citizenship, which encompasses being ready to participate in processes of change in society. The authors of the document see intercultural education at the centre of a harmonious development of society. In order to achieve this, they centre on an experiential learning process consisting of different stages (Experience, Reporting, Reflecting, Conceptualising, and Applying). Beyond providing a theoretical framework only, relevant concepts are illustrated by different case studies and examples from the Euro-Mediterranean context. The handbook boasts a wealth of practical exercises and resources ready for application.
In order to foster social cohesion and harmonious development in their communities, Mediterranean city leaders might want to look into incorporating intercultural citizenship into their curricula, or impulse other ways of embracing the concept in their cities.