We are pleased to invite you to a General Assembly meeting on Friday 26 May 2017, in Dublin from 18:00-19:30 GMT. The General Assembly will be held in:

Room 218
St Patrick's Campus
Dublin City University
Dublin 9

Please note, this General Assembly will be held face to face as part of the Dublin congress. We will do our best to offer the possibility of virtual attendance. More information will be provided in the coming weeks.

Please find below all the files relating to the General Assembly. These include:


According to the Statutes of SIETAR Europa: All members (full and honorary members) shall have one vote in the General Assembly. The quorum for the General Assembly shall be 25% of the total membership unless stated differently in these statutes. If a quorum is not present, then a second meeting may be called in which no quorum is required. Decisions are taken by simple majority of the voting members present or represented by proxy unless stated differently in these statutes. The cast valid votes count. Abstentions are counted as spoiled/invalid.

If you can't attend and vote, you can download the proxy form, fill it in and return it to us to appoint a proxy.


We look forward to seeing you in Dublin and to meeting you at the General Assembly!

Warm wishes,


The SIETAR Europa Board




The March - May 2017 issue of the Sietar Europa Journal is now available. Click here to go to the download page


Dear SIETARians, dear interculturalists,

As SIETAR we want to encourage the development and application of knowledge, values and skills which enable effective intercultural relations at individual, group, organisation and community levels. Inspired by many discussions in the SIETAR network the idea of publishing a SIETAR Intercultural Cook Book was shaped in the past months. Some of our national organisations already include culinary elements in their events calendar, such as SIETAR Austria with their event called “SIETAR Austria Culture Senses” or the event from SIETAR UK Culinary Indian food experience.

Our cuisine reflects our history! People connect to their cultural or ethnic group through similar food patterns. Food is often used as a means of retaining their cultural identity. The ingredients, methods of preparation, preservation techniques, and types of food eaten at different meals vary among cultures. We want to display this variety by inviting YOU to submit your favourite recipe with pictures to be published in our SIETAR Cook Book!

Deadline for submitting your recipe is 28 February 2017.

All submission must be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the deadline above!

Please note that we can only accept recipes that use our SIETAR Europa template to be found here. Please also read carefully all instructions (including indications for max no. of characters etc..) on the first page of the template in order to be able to process your recipe into our cook book!

Warm regards and our best wishes for 2017!

on behalf of the SIETAR Europa Cook Book Team :)

Ann-Kristin Torkler

Barbara Covarrubias Venegas

Joanna Sell

Pari Namazie

The Events & Membership Commitee, as well all the SIETAR Europa board, are happy to announce SIETAR EUROPA’s Webinar Events Calendar for 2017. Click here to view it


The September - November 2016 issue of the Sietar Europa Journal is now available. Click here to go to the download page


The deadline to submit practitioner and academic proposals and pre-congress workshops for our Congress in Dublin has passed. No more submissions will nbe accepted.

The deadline for proposals for the Film and Media Festival is January 9th 2017.

Due to the high number of requests, we've decided to extend the deadline to submit congress proposals. The new deadline is November 15th at 23.59.

Do you want to attend the congress but you are a first time attendee and don’t know anyone? Or, are you anxious about the cost and would appreciate an opportunity to save a little money? Well, consider sharing your hotel room with a potential roommate and you will be able to reduce your costs and expand your network and meet a colleague who could potentially become a great friend.


To connect you with potential roommate(s) for SEUCongress 2017 contact Carolina Torres (member of the SEUCommunication Committee) by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using the subject line “SEUCongress 2017 Roommate Connection” with your name, contact mail adress, the link to your LinkedInProfile and your planned travelling dates to Dublin. Due to the high demand on accomodation in general in Dublin and the prices structure we encourage you strongly to book earlier than you usually do, hence the deadline to submit Roommate requests is also earlier: 30 January 2017.


We will set up a list with your information details mentioned above and forward this list by 31 January 2017 to all the people who are interested in a “Roommate Connection” – from this point onwards it is up to you to connect with each other. Of course we would like to point out that we cannot assume any responsibilities for finding you a roommate, neither ensuring that your roommate keeps with the commitment. But of course, as a matter of good manners, it is expected to keep your commitment. It is recommended that you confirm your congress registration and travel plans in advance before committing to another Roommate.



Thank you and we look forward to

helping you with this part of your congress experience!

The IAACM 2017 Congress Committee is pleased to announce that a limited number of IACCM Bursary Awards are available to students in the early stages of their career who do not have other available means of financial support but would like to take part and share knowledge. The IACCM 2017 Academic Committee grants bursary awards to students and early career scholars whose submissions have been accepted for presentation at the Academic Track at SIETAR Europa Congress 2017. Further information about submission to the Academic Track can be found online here.

The bursary award will cover up to 90% of the traveling and accommodation expenses of each chosen participant, up to a maximum of € 400 per participant. The congress fee will not be waived and has to be paid by all participants, whether they have received the bursary or not.


IACCM Bursary Award Guidelines: Application procedure

Bursary applicants need to submit the following documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 15 October 2016:

- Proof of attending a MA or PhD Degree programme

- Motivation letter (1 page)

- Abstract of Master-/or PhD Thesis (1 page)

- Cost planning/budgeting for your travel to IACCM2017 Academic Track, taking place during SIETAR Europa Congress 2017 in Dublin/Ireland

Please note that additional documentation to support applications or their eligibility may be further requested.


Selection and reimbursement:

Recipients of the IACCM Bursary Award are chosen by the Academic Committee. The committee aims to create a diverse pool of recipients which is chosen based on the scholarly quality of the applicants’ submissions and the motivation letters that they submit. We aim to ensure a representation of applicants across diversity parameters including gender, nationality or language as well as opinion, experience and representation. The Academic Committee will notify all the applicants of the decision taken by 15 December 2016 and the bursary funds will be transferred to each recipient’s bank account after the congress or paid in cash during the congress in Dublin.

Enquiries: All enquiries on bursary applications should be directed to Andrea Oterova, PhD: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Subject: IACCM2017 Bursary Award)


We are very much looking forward to hearing from you!

The September - November 2016 issue of the Sietar Europa Journal is now available. Click here to go to the download page