Mobilities, Transitions, Transformations


RICA Workshop: Developing and Assessing Reflective Intercultural Competence in Practice

Bracci, Lavinia – Biagi, Flora

The session will present recent developments in the evaluation techniques used at the International Center for Intercultural Exchange, to evaluate and assess the development of Reflective Intercultural Competence in students participating in study and service-learning programs. With a brief overview of the non-traditional educational approach that is employed at the International Center, which works to develop students’ intercultural skills and deep understanding of the self and other through a commitment to service-learning and community engagement in a second culture and language, the session will illustrate the development of the RICA (Reflective Intercultural Competence Assessment) Model rubrics, to aid in the assessment of Reflective Intercultural Competence.

Date: Monday, 05.09 18:00-19:40

Duration: 100 min

Maximum participants: 20

Register here for the RICA workshop!


Talking to 'Racists'

Maja Nenadovic

This rhetorical self-defense workshop helps participants build resiliency, as well as ability to respond to discriminatory remarks. In such situations, distress, heightened emotional state or plain shock can sometimes leave us tongue-tied. The rhetorical self-defense class teaches preparedness, and different methods of responding, to replace the silence, outrage or shock with empowered, discourse-altering responses.

Date: Friday, 09.09 13.30-15:00
Duration: 90 minutes
Maximum participants: 20 
Register here for the Talking to 'Racists' workshop !

Music improvisation as a means for inclusion and intercultural communication

Yiannis Miralis
The aim of the workshop is to introduce participants to the use of music as an effective non-verbal way of communication and inclusion. Participants will have the opportunity to engage actively in music-making activities that focus on basic elements of music such as melody, rhythm, harmony and timbre. Such activities that bypass the constraints of language, serve as a means for inclusion, intercultural communication, differentiation and equity and strengthen team-work and community-building and self-esteem. Moreover, the workshop will also incorporate aspects of improvisation from Playback Theatre that can work in parallel with music, enhancing the overall involvement and experience.

Date: Friday, 09.09 13.30-15:00
Duration: 90 minutes
Maximum participants: 25
Register here for the Music Improvisation workshop!

Using Forum Theatre for Community Empowerment

The aim of this workshop is to expose the participant to the direct experience of how a Forum theatre play is prepared and how the facilitator manages the interaction with the audience in the search for alternatives to the oppressions presented on scene.

Date: Monday, 05.09 10:00-17:30
Duration: 7,5 hours
Maximum participants: 25 
Register here for the Forum Theatre workshop!

Encountering our Internalized Oppressors:the Rainbow of Desires

The objective of the workshop is to introduce the participants to the techniques of Rainbow of desires as a tool to explore and transform interior and interpersonal conflicts such as the inability to explicit a conflict with a family member, a supervisor, etc., solitude, difficult relationship with our own body, with our family history, and with social expectations about being a woman or a man in a certain culture, having certain age or coming from a certain personal history, lack of self-confidence etc. The workshop is a search for creative responses to interior sufferance, using theatrical symbolisation and the interaction with the group.

Date: Tuesday, 06. 09. 10:00-17:30
Duration: 7,5 hours
Maximum participants: 25
Register here for the Rainbow of Desires Workshop! 

For a two days workshop on  3 and 4 September with the same brilliant facilitators please contact in an e-mail the ANAMUH or join their Facebook event

EURAXESS Workshop:
The gateway to a career in research

Ádám Molnár
Head of Department at Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research, coordinator of EURAXESS Hungary

Collaborating internationally or spending time on a research visit abroad can be very beneficial to a researcher's career and can give researchers access to expertise, facilities, and research environments that significantly broaden their experience and networks. Despite tough economic times, European research can offer talented people tremendous job, career and collaboration opportunities. EURAXESS provides a range of support services to help realising professional ambitions. Our workshop will show how EURAXESS can help taking the next steps in research career.

Date: 06 September 2016. 14:00-15:30
Duration: 1,5 hours
Maximum participants: 20
Register here for the EURAXESS workshop!

Restorative Actions Across Borders

Vidia Negrea 
International Institute for Restorative Practices Europe, regional director, Hungary

The participants of the workshop will be invited to be part of a circle discussion in which we will reflect upon the experiences gained throughout restorative circle or groups held during professional events or within some camps for refugee. We will discuss the possibilities offered by restorative practices and the challenges faced during interventions, which may help to set up a basic frame necessary to ensure support both for migrants and for professionals or volunteers directly involved.

Date: Monday, 05 September 16:00-17:40
Duration: 1,5 hours
Maximum participants: 20
Register here for the Restorative Actions Across Borders Workshop!

Restorative Methods in Education

Borbála Fellegi and Zsuzsanna Z. Papp

Restorative justice is way of viewing conflicts and human relations in general. It encompasses an approach, a set of principles and practices to address and prevent wrong-doing. In the interactive workshop participants are invited to get familiar with the concept of restorative justice and discuss its potentials in a school environment. Characteristics of restorative questions and dialogues as well as more institutionalized forms of restorative interventions such as circles and conferencing are introduced. With the help of a case study, groupwork and discussions concepts like conflict ownership, engagement, being heard, dialogue, conflict transformation and participatory decision making are discussed.

Date: Thursday, 08 September 9:00-10:40

Duration: 1,5 hours
Maximum participants: 15
Register here for the Restorative Methods in Education Workshop!

Playback Theatre Workshop

Somogyi, Beáta - Opening Round Central European School of Playback Theatre

Playback Theatre is one of the most important contemporary community-based improvisational & interactive theatres. We invite people to share stories of their life and give it them back in theatre on the spot. Whether in theaters, workshops, educational or clinical settings, Playback Theatre draws people closer as they see their common humanity.

Date: Wednesday, 07 September 10:30-12:00
Duration: 1,5 hours
Maximum participants: 20
Register here for the Playback Theatre workshop!

Discover Peace in Europe: Budapest – Outdoor Co-Learning Process on Peace through Arts

Somogyi, Beáta - Vitakultúra Association

With the project DISCOVER PEACE IN EUROPE, we have created 7 peace trails in: Berlin, Budapest, Manchester, Paris, The Hague, Torino & Vienna. Our peace trails offer an outdoor co-learning space. Participants can learn about relevant personalities, locations & organizations of their cities engaged in peace, active citizenship & the practice of democracy.

"we lived as a group the astonishing experience of Playback Theatre...we shared short moments we had found significant during the last days, which then were transformed into statues or small sequences & by being represented by the four actors & a guitarist, we got to see & to listen a new & different impression of them. This way we could experience how the moments we had lived were expressed in a corporal, symbolic, artistic way which made us think of the great variety of experiences, feelings & emotions we had had. When Denis started to paint the complex situations we really became part of what performance can make to transform our minds & hearts. I think that our understanding of peace has to be that open to dialogue of the diversity" Ilse Schimpf-Herken, project member, Berlin

Date: Wednesday, 07 September 12:10-13:40
Duration: 1,5 hours
Maximum participants: 20
Register here for the Discover Peace workshop!

What does Integration Theatre mean?

AppArt Association - MáSzínház

Authors: Ágnes Bakonyvári, Gábor Csaba Márton, Krisztina Bakonyvári

In 2015 the company of MáSzínház - the name is a word play on the Hungarian words 'más' (different) and 'színház' (theatre) - has established an educational play for mentally disabled and healthy actors. On the IAIE 2016 conference the audience is invited for a discussion and games about the integration theatre.

The members of MáSzínház  are mentally disabled young adults, theatre professionals, and volunteers. Our drama games aim at personality improvement, making and maintaining connections. The participants turn from being passive viewers into active creators and controllers the events, and this way they will be able to communicate the most essential information about themselves towards society. This is crucial when we are talking about mentally disabled people. Their work on stage, their adequate place and role in a play offer a new point of view for the audience: curiosity instead of ignorance, acceptance instead of empathy, and valuing their artistic performance.

Date: Thursday, 08 September 13:00-14:40
Duration: 100 min

Maximum participants: 25
Register here for the Integration Theatre workshop!

Co-operation and Education Workshops (Strand 7) 

Workshops coordinated by the International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Eduation (IASCE)

  • Teaching Together to Learn Together: a Challenge for a more Cooperative Society by Marialuisa Damini (Mon 05.09. 13:00-15:00)
  • Collaborative problem solving by Lynda Baloche (Mon 05.09. 17:30-19:30)
  • Examining status expectations in multicultural classrooms by Jill Clark (Tue 06.09. 10:00-12:00)
  • Train together to make relations better by Daniela Pavan (Tue 06.09. 16:00-18:00)
  • Can CL be implemented everywhere the same way? by Yael Sharan (Wed 07.09. 11:30-13:30)

Date: Thursday, 08 September 13:00-14:40
Duration: 120 min/workshop
Maximum participants: 20/workshop

Register here for the Co-operation and Education workshops! 

Giving Back to Society by Fostering Entrepreneurship

Veronika Pistyur - CEO, Bridge Budapest

While policy makers are attempting to disperse the gains of innovation and innovative spirits to wider society and regions, some technology-oriented startups are providing a market-based solution to the problem. Seemingly it has been emerged a new model since in many countries the most successful start-ups are establishing various programs for giving back to the society while fostering entrepreneurship at the same time. There is a Hungarian Intervention. In 2013 the three globally most successful Hungarian startups – Prezi, LogMeIn, Ustream – decided to launch a comprehensive program for supporting the startup ecosystem in Hungary. This program – called Bridge Budapest - includes a wide range of elements, such as trainings, fellowships, incubation, marketing, etc. The question is clearly relevant, whether it is a specific Central and Eastern European way for fostering entrepreneurship or are there any wider lessons to draw?

Bridge Budapest is a group of Hungarian entrepreneurs who work to improve products and create jobs via globally used products and rapidly scaling businesses.

Date: Tuesday, 06 September 2016. 16:00-17:00
Duration: 1,5 hours
Maximum participants: 20
Register here for the Bridge Budapest workshop

All programs are free for conference participants