SHIFTING DEMOGRAPHICS: Navigating migration, diversity & interculturality in Europe—Focus on Arab communities

This course deepens your own understanding of the complex realities and diversity of migrant populations, particularly the Arab world within Europe. You will be able to use that knowledge to improve your relationships and collaboration with diverse colleagues, students, and clients as well as to learn how to foster mutual understanding and appreciation in classrooms, workplaces, and communities characterized by changing demographics and diversity.

This course seeks to deconstruct stereotypical images of “the Other” and critically reflect upon pervasive reductionist perspectives on Arab and other immigrant communities in Europe or elsewhere.

Against contemporary, post-colonial and historical contexts, we provide insights into the diversity of the Arab world and critically reflect on mutual perceptions, value orientations, and mindsets when European and Arab realities meet.

We will be asking questions such as:

  • What do key concepts such as “community”, “representation”, and “family” mean?
  • How does (unplanned) migration impact a sense of self and belonging within a community—whether one is the host or the newcomer
  • What role does religion/faith play with regard to cultural identity when demographics shift?
  • How can we foster better understanding and stronger relationships in our workplaces, communities, and classrooms

This course is for you if are a consultant/trainer/multiplier/educator who helps those who:

  • Provide public administration services or consulting to immigrant communities, especially Arab communities;
  • Work with migrant communities, such as in social work, education or community work, especially for Arab communities;
  • Lead a diverse workforce that includes individuals with backgrounds from outside of Europe, especially from the Arab world;
  • Work within the area of international mobility, such as in higher education or business, especially with people from the Arab world;
  • Seek to build and maintain business or other relationships with the Arab world.

For course additional details see the Institute for Developing Across Differences website.

Coursecode Free spots Starts/Ends Days Place Enrollment start/end
IC-DAD4-2022-988 25
  • Starts on:
    20 Jun 2022
  • Ends on:
    21 Jun 2022
  • Monday 09:00 - 17:30
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30
  • City Centre
  • Start:
    21 April 2022 12:00
  • End:
    06 June 2022 12:00
Day 1: June 20, 2022, 9 a.m. -June 20, 2022, 5:30 p.m. City Centre
Day 2: June 21, 2022, 9 a.m. -June 21, 2022, 5:30 p.m. City Centre

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