The World Council on Intercultural and Global Competence connects researchers and practitioners across disciplines, languages, and countries to advance knowledge, research, and praxis of intercultural competence globally.
To foster a foundation for intercultural understanding across individual and societal differences in pursuit of a more peaceful world.
The World Council is grounded in four principles:
- Global Collaboration –brings together researchers and practitioners from around the world on issues related to intercultural competence development and assessment, forming a global collaborative network
- Interdisciplinarity –promotes cross-fertilization of disciplinary insights, a great need in intercultural competence research
- Praxis –encourages links between research, reflection, and practice/action
- Engagement –engages a wide variety of stakeholders, beyond researchers, through outreach and technology
- UNESCO Intercultural Facilitators Network (trained in UNESCO intercultural methodology)
- ICC Global Researchers’ Network
- Online platform that serves as a connecting place for intercultural and global competence resources in different languages and disciplines
- Regional think tanks on intercultural competence, bringing together researchers, thought leaders, practitioners, and other stakeholders
- Intercultural Connector online publication
- Seals of Excellence
Non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization incorporated North Carolina, USA.