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Intercultural Mediation in Southeastern Europe

Dragojević, Sanjin
Intercultural Mediation in Southeastern Europe // Perspectives of Multiculturalism: Western and Transitional Countries / Mesić, Milan (ur.).
Zagreb: Faculty of Philosophy ; Croatian Commission for Unesco, 2004. str. 201-214

Intercultural Mediation in Southeastern Europe

Dragojević, Sanjin

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Poglavlja u knjigama, znanstveni

Perspectives of Multiculturalism: Western and Transitional Countries

Mesić, Milan

Faculty of Philosophy ; Croatian Commission for Unesco



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IIntercultural mediation, Southeastern Europe

Intercultural mediation can be defined as relatively coherent set of concepts, methods and skills aimed to promote dialogue and communication between the different groups. In the context of South-Eastern Europe it often means work to surpass prejudices, lack of comprehension of the other, their values, needs, aspirations and to provide conditions for co-operation between different ethnic groups. Through successful mediation, common projects would develop from this co-operation, which would not undermine the cultural differences of the groups and individuals but, would establish inter-relations and tolerance between them. Thus, the instruments and methods of mediation are often street theatres, carnivals, installations projects, murals and sculptures in the public space, as well as, media feuilletons, debates, series of interviews, etc. On the other hand, they are preceded or followed by numerous workshops – that is, those forms non-governmental organisation’ s action that give the possibility for direct contact, information exchange and also for conflicting opinions concerning common problems to be heard. In the process of mediation, there are no clear forms of diffusion of culture, such as exhibits, plays, film productions but, they have to be complemented by and be present in the workshops, platforms, discussions, animation actions, theatre participative forms (like Boal's theatre of the oppressed – the theatre of confrontation) and in more recent times, by marketing techniques, such as public campaigning, advertising, etc. These methods can also be used during education for admitting and accepting differences (diversity awareness training), by which a community is gradually taken from rejecting others to a degree of inter-cultural communication, equal dialogue and co-operation with others. At the same time inter-cultural mediation has evident limits. Its goal is not to replace cultural policy or systemic approach to cultural development and intercultural communication, but to act as a complementary developmental tool for the benefit of local groups, communities and culture(s).

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Autor s matičnim brojem:
Sanjin Dragojević, (159056)