IP DISCO Diversity Inclusion for Social Cohesion
IP-DISCO brings 30 diverse students and approximately 14 experts from different universities in a 10 day social learning laboratory. Issues of identity, race, culture, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, ability and disability, will be lived and studied here.
Students and Professors will live, work and study together to experience the limits and challenges of tolerance or respect, exclusion or inclusion, dialogue or division.
Activities include innovative contributions from experts who will facilitate group work and lead discussions. There will be interactive visits to communities and organizations dealing with inclusive citizenship, diversity issues and social cohesion.
Our program will be held in an atmosphere that provides safe interaction among all students.
Participants to the IP-DISCO
- IP-DISCO encourages participants from Social Work and related disciplines
- Students who have experiences dealing with diversity issues
- Students who otherwise would not have enough financial means to study abroad
- Students who are personally affected by issues of race, ethnicity, class minority culture, sexual orientation or disability.
Why attend the IP-DISCO?
Inclusive European citizenship is a theme gaining critical importance when it comes to issues of conflict and cooperation among diverse communities in Europe today. NGOs and state institutions work with universities to support professionals in handling contentious diversity issues and cultural differences.
The purpose is to study how different institutions and communities work with the question of social cohesion in Europe today. Universities are in agreement over the need for didactical approaches that bring about new competences for young professionals.
Social workers and similar professionals face the ever growing challenge posed by an expanding Europe. The question remains on how diversity can serve as social capital for community cohesion.