Due to globalization, national, cultural and language borders are becoming less and less defined. Encounters with cultures belong to our daily lives – on a private and a professional level.
Various values and attitudes crash together and stereotypes and prejudices are part of intercultural encounters. However, the question is, what do we need to do to effectively and positively direct interaction with other cultures?
The development of intercultural competence is crucial to constructive cooperation. In addition to sound knowledge about other cultures, supporting affective and behavior-specific competences are decisive to successful encounters.
Intercultural competence leads to new perspectives, reveals new possibilities and welcomes differences as enrichments.