The conference is a cooperation between DIE and IIZ.

The Conference brings together professionals from different European countries and Canada for an exchange of ideas, experiences and examples of goog practise in the field of intercultural learning in vocational and professional contexts. It reflects the role of adult and continuing education in promoting intercultural competence at individual and organisational levels. It explores new perspectives and fields of activities and supports networking.

Monday, 06.11.06
10:30 - 10:45 Opening and Welcome
10:45 - 12:00 Exhibition: “The Normality of Diversity” Introduction to the conference and discussion on the exhibition Dott. Matilde Grünhage-Monetti, DIE Dr. Beate Schmidt-Behlau, IIZ/DVV
12:00 - 13:00 Introductory Presentation: “Experiences and Recommendations from a Canadian Perspective” David Hay, Director, Family Network of the Canadian Policy Research Networks
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:00 Intermezzo
15:00 - 16:00 Presentation: “Integration, Intercultural Competence and Quality” Britta Kanacher, Competence Center Inklusion(-ismus) e. V., Bonn
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:00 Parallel Working Groups: Examples of good practice from European countries • Health and Elderly Care • Public Administration • Liaising School/Vocational Training and School/Family • Adult Education and Learning Institutions
18:00 - 18:30 Feedback in Plenary, Questions and Discussion
19:00 Dinner Buffet Evening Film on request

Tuesday, 07.11.06
09:30 - 10:00 Presentation: “Intercultural Competence in Ethnic/Migrant Companies” Nihat Sorgeç,Turkish-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, TD-IHK, Berlin
10:00 - 10:20 Intermezzo
10:20 - 10:50 Presentations: “Intercultural Competence in and with
Ethnic and Migrant Organisations” 1. “Experiences and Recommendations from a UK perspective” Lenford White, NIACE, UK
10:50 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 11:45 2. “Experiences and Recommendations from a German perspective” Sedat Çakir, Ombudsperson for Integration Issues, City of Groß Gerau
11:45 - 13:00 Parallel Working Groups: “Intercultural Competence in Ethnic/ Migrant Business/Companies” Examples of good practice from different European countries - Discussion
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:00 Parallel Working Groups: “Intercultural Competence in Ethnic and Migrant Organizations” Examples of good practice from different European countries - Discussion
15:00 - 15:30 Plenary: Feedback and Conclusions
15:30 - 16:30 Panel Discussion: “Different per- spectives on Securing Quality through Equality” Ministry for Generations, Family, Women and Integration of North- Rhine-Westfalia (to be confirmed) German Federal Office for Migrants and Refugees (to be confirmed) Nina Öger, executive manager Öger Tours GmbH (to be confirmed) MinDirig Hans Konrad Koch, Federal Ministry of Education and Research
06.11.2006 bis 07.11.2006