Élan Interculturel is an association created by a group of professionals interested in the challenges of intercultural encounters and coexistence.

Our association’s objective is to contribute to intercultural dialogue to a better experience of cultural diversity.

As a laboratory of intercultural methodologies Élan interculturel’s mission is to promote a holistic vision of culture (psychological and socio-anthropological) and to propose an innovative pedagogies to open up reflection and to develop skills and competences for intercultural dialogue. To contribute to a more intercultural society we engage in international cooperation projects whose objective is to develop new teaching methodologies that can be used in various training courses tailored to different audiences (social workers, educators, teachers, health professionals etc.). As a training organization, we use interactive teaching methods and non-formal pedagogies (applying literature, theatre, improvisation, art) that offer creative, accessible and motivating learning experiences.
Contact structure

82 Avenue Denfert-Rochereau

75014 Paris

Tel: 0033762489533

Contact person

Véronika Varhegyi


The Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) is an institution with a long history and broad social recognition. The UCM is among the foremost universities in Europe, and is a reference centre for Latin America.
With students as the focus of its activity, the UCM is committed to provide comprehensive training at the highest level. The quality of teaching is a hallmark of the University. Furthermore, Postgraduate programs are the priority. Masters and Doctoral programs have the necessary materials and human resources to guarantee excellence. The approach and the intensification of relations with society and with the productive environment are a priority of the University.
The UCM has enormous research potential, and many of its research teams occupy positions of leadership internationally. University Complutense is focused on developing excellence based on wide networks of quality groups, on boosting emerging groups, and on incorporating young researchers. And, of course, by linking research to education at all undergraduate and graduate levels.
Contact structure

Avenida Complutense s/n,

Faculty of Information Sciences, Ciudad Universitaria

28040 Madrid


Contact person

Dimitrina Jivkova Semova


Tel: 0034913942183

Nottingham Trent University is an award winning UK university, recently awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for research excellence (2015). The institution takes pride in its 28,000 students and achieves a commendably high level of employability (93% of graduates within 6 months of graduating and 91% of postgraduates). Under new leadership, the university is being recreated as a ‘University of the Future’, with emphasis on sustainability, globalisation and community, enriching society and empowering people. These are all values which speak directly to the current project.
NTU is an international university, with students and staff drawn from over 100 countries around the world. NTU has 3 campus and 3 academic colleges covering everything from the Arts to Science all offering 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycle degrees. We have invested heavily in our facilities, with over £200 million spent across our campuses since 2004. Our research attracts funding from Research Councils, Charities and the European Commission (FP7, Horizon 2020 etc.).
Within the School of Arts and Humanities we have wide and varied expertise in English Literature; Culture and Media; History; Languages and International Studies.
Contact structure

Nottingham Trent University School of Arts and Humanities Clifton Lane,

Clifton Campus Nottingham,

NG11 8NS



Contact person

Olga Bailey


Tel: 00441158483364

The Artemisszió Foundation has been operating since 1998 as a nonprofit organization of public interest
The founders were young anthropologists who wanted to apply their theoretical knowledge and the results of their scientific research to foster social and personal development and open-minded thinking. The Artemisszió Foundation is aiming to achieve its objectives through the research, promotion and use of the theory and practice of intercultural communication.
The goals of the Artemisszió Foundation are:
– to encourage continuous dialogue and interaction between culturally, ethnically and socially diverse groups and to foster their mutual understanding, – to support the social integration of socially and culturally disadvantaged groups, – to strengthen scientific and cultural relations internationally – to develop and disseminate intercultural training courses, educational materials and methods
The mission of the Foundation is to provide an opportunity for the widest possible section of society to take part in activities that develop competencies that strengthen relations among people, improve communication and conflict-resolution skills, and contribute to the development of tolerance, mutual understanding and cooperation. For us it is a priority to include socially disadvantaged groups – the unemployed, people living in rural areas, the Roma and immigrants – to increase their equal opportunities and to fight social exclusion.


Contact structure

Artemisszió Alapítvány

1088, Budapest, Pál utca 6




Contact person

Anna Végh


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