SIETAR‘s purpose is to encourage the development and application of knowledge, values and skills which enable effective intercultural and interethnic relations at individual, group, organisation and community levels.
SIETAR Europa serves as a forum for exchange among national SIETAR organizations and supports the establishment and development of new national SIETAR organizations. SIETAR subscribes to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and works towards the elimination of every kind of discrimination based on race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, family and marital status, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.
Our core values define us as an association—and as individuals:
Openness: We are open to new ideas, approaches and cultural mindsets in order to advance the knowledge in our field.
Tolerance: We encourage fair, objective and respectful attitudes toward opinions, beliefs, and practices that differ from our own.
Diversity & Inclusion: We display diversity in terms of our cultural background, multidisciplinary experiences and through our practices, we aim at providing an inclusive environment that allows development for different kinds of people who share our values.
SIETAR Europa offers members and the wider intercultural community numerous events throughout the year. For example, in 2021, we are hosting:
Webinars on topics ranging from diversity and inclusion to intercultural communications to teamwork.
Cross Cultural Coffee Breaks inviting participants to discuss burning questions dealing issues such as virtual work, burnout, and engagement.
Anti-Racism Learning Series to explore the intersection between anti-racism and the intercultural field.
Additionally, the various National SIETARs also offer regular learning and social events that are open to all SIETAR members.