Discourse series “Diversity, Culturalization, Ethnicization”

Free discourse contributions with diverse perspectives on integration and development policy in the context of diversity, education, migration, art and culture

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Diversity, Education, Intercultural Competences, Migration & Refugees



within the project “Diversity Glokal – Understanding Migration, Living Diversity, Shaping Development

Our society needs dialog on migration

Migration – both domestic and interstate – is on the rise, and it is closely intertwined with globalization and other international developments. As a result, our society is undergoing profound changes and it is becoming increasingly important to be able to communicate beyond the boundaries of one’s own system of action, to be able to clearly identify common concerns and to develop mutual understanding.

Joint solutions through dialogue

Dialogue is essential for this. And despite the many technical possibilities for networking, direct dialogue between actors from civil society, science and politics is also needed. Only in this way can structures and processes be mutually understood and, if necessary, questioned and solutions to current challenges be developed.


Franjo Steiner (IZ)

Successful cooperation requires differentiated knowledge about each other and clarity about common concerns. Dialog is one of the most important instruments of communication, especially in a world of globalization and acceleration.

Franjo Steiner


Austrian Development Agency (ADA)


The IZ has initiated such a dialogue as part of the “Vielfalt Glokal” project. Topics were “Diversity in the political-strategic thinking of development and integration policy”, “Intercultural education – global learning, content-related approaches and theoretical approaches in the context of migration and education”, “Think global – Act local – How does this approach affect communal integration work” and “We and not we – cultural identity constructions & social representations”. The present publication aims to summarize the topics, contributions to the discourse and diverse opinions and perspectives and make them available as a further basis for discussion.