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XI Forum on Intercultural Learning and Exchange

Event Details

The Values of living together: how to assess their evolution within intercultural student exchanges
Colle Val d’Elsa (Tuscany, ITALY), November 12th – 14th 2020

The Forum on Intercultural Learning and Exchange (FILE) is an annual invitational conference that explores a particular topic in international educational exchange. It is one of the main activities of Fondazione Intercultura ( and it is convened in cooperation with AFS Intercultural Programs and EFIL, the European Federation for Intercultural Learning. It gathers some sixty experts, researchers and practitioners in the field of international youth exchanges and intercultural learning.

The Forum of 2020 will be held in Colle Val d’Elsa (Tuscany, ITALY), on November 12th – 14th 2020. It will continue the discussion started in the Forum of 2019 on the topic of “Value education in students’ exchange”. The aim is to deepen the topic and to assess the changes that might/should occur in exchange participants towards valuing human dignity and human rights, respect for differences, active participation in the life of multicultural democratic societies.

It will revolve around three presentations that will be discussed both in plenary sessions and in smaller groups:

  1. A presentation of World and European values as they are evolving by Ferruccio Biolcati and Riccardo Ladini, University of Milan, which is the Italian link to the Stockholm based WVS and to the EVS Foundation;
  2. The outcomes of the 2018 OECD PISA survey that included an assessment of the Global Competence of pupils age 15 from around the world;
  3. The DICTAM (Developing Intercultural Competence Through Adolescents’ Mobility) study by Mattia Baiutti, Darla Deardorff, Roberto Ruffino on the level of intercultural competence acquired by 400 students involved in different types of exchanges.

FILE is an invitational conference, but there are also some places available for those interested in the subject. Details are described in the programme.

Registration is open HERE.

FILE web page: HERE

Proceeding of previous FILE are available (free download) HERE

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