The E-Learning Platform
Introduction at the Platform
This course allows you to find out what kind of intercultural citizen you are, as well as develop your level of intercultural citizenship, it will also present you with questions to reflect about and materials of interest. We hope that this course will make you think and have fun learning about yourself.
This course allows you to assess citizens’ knowledge and awareness of human rights, their intercultural competences, their perception of diversity as an asset and their willingness to act interculturally. It is intended as an educational and political tool, to raise awareness among youth workers, citizens, professionals and policy makers about the need to establish pluralistic and inclusive (urban) citizenship.
The idea is that this course will create a debate on active citizenship as a factor for integration, as well as the role of cities in actively supporting citizens by opening up political and participatory spaces for newcomers.
We believe that active citizenship can be a way to ensure a new collective solidarity and equal access of non-nationals to rights and effective justice in everyday life. To move beyond ethnic, religious, social or economic divisions, such solidarity has to emerge from an attachment to a common set of values, a shared sense of belonging to the city and the acceptance of a pluralistic local identity.