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Invitation to a virtual workshop on Intercultural encounter and dialogue on 8th June

How could Finnish cultural policy promote cultural diversity and multilingualism in arts and culture? Take part of developing cultural policy and cultural field!

Finland’s Government Programme aims at strengthening cultural dialogue, working together, inclusion and equality in the field of culture. To this end, the Ministry of Education and Culture has appointed a working group to prepare proposals for policies that could benefit this aim.

The Ministry invites you to participate in a virtual workshop to discuss this theme and to share your knowledge, experience and views with the working group.

Virtual workshop:  Intercultural encounter and dialogue (working language English) 

Time: Monday 8.6.2020 at 14:00 – 16:00

Themes: Enhancing intercultural encounter, dialogue and mutual learning in arts and culture. There is first a joint section and after that, participants are divided into smaller working groups for discussion. Themes are deepened in these group discussions firstly, from perspectives of what issues prevent intercultural encounter and dialogue, and secondly, what solutions or remedies can be used to increase it, in the field of culture and the arts in particular.  Group participants make use of an online platform where they save their key findings and concrete proposals. 

Kindly sign in via this link on Thursday June 4 at the latest. 

We are interested to obtain views and ideas for new openings which can support intercultural encounters and dialogue to take place in Finland. 

We hope for broad participation, everyone is welcome to join these workshops. We hope for broad participation, everyone is welcome to join these workshops.

Before virtual workshop, you can also give your input to a wider virtual brainstorming about this theme. In virtual brainstorming you can write your own opinion and assess and work on the ideas of other participants. You can participate via this link: www.fountainpark.fi/culture

Kind regards,

Maija Lummepuro, Sini Keinonen and Kati Ojala

Ministry of Education and Culture

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