COE: Intercultural Citizenship Test

Intercultural PedagogyThe Council of Europe’s Intercultural Cities Programme has created an Intercultural Citizenship Test, designed to spark discussion of what makes a good citizen in a multicultural context. It can be taken online, or offline, and is specifically intended to be a teaching tool. What’s particularly nice is that the focus is not on getting right or wrong answers, but sparking discussion.

“Interculturalism is about understanding that well managed diversity and positive interaction between different cultures can be an advantage. It moves beyond simply accepting different cultures and celebrates both the differences and similarities between them as something that can make communities stronger.

This of course does not mean that it is only about praising new or stranger cultures, but also about honouring traditional and local sides of culture. It is all about the relationship between these, and the many aspects that make up a community. These could be, but are not limited to, nationality, ethnic origin, language, gender identity and sexual orientation and religious beliefs.”

The Intercultural Citizenship Test is available in an impressive range of languages: Basque, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, and Ukrainian.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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