Following the Berlin Conference ‘Moving Beyond Mobility’ in 2008, AFS Italy and Fondazione Intercultura organised the First and Second Forum on Intercultural Learning and Exchange in Colle di Val d’Elsa, Italy, respectively in October 2009 and October 2011. AFS Italy and AFS Austria alternated in hosting in the period 2012-2014 and involved EFIL and AFS Intercultural Programs in its organisation, making the Forum EFIL’s fourth annual flagship project.
Participation to the Forum is by invitation only and gathers about 60 participants among school exchange experts, both researchers and practitioners.
Eleventh Forum – Colle di Val d’Elsa (Italy), 13-15 November 2020
Topic: The Values of living together: how to assess their evolution within intercultural student exchanges
Tenth Forum – Colle di Val d’Elsa (Italy), 27-30 October 2019
Topic: Value education in students’ exchange. Report
Ninth Forum– Brussels (Belgium), 24-27 October 2018, with the support of Erasmus+ and the European Economic and Social Committee.
Topic: Intercultural learning: a whole school approach Report
Eight Forum – Colle di Val d’Elsa (Italy), 2-5 November 2017
Topic: The intercultural training of teachers: from theory to practice Report
Seventh Forum – Colle di Val d’Elsa (Italy), 3-6 November 2016
Topic: The intercultural training of teachers: what, when, how? Report
Sixth Forum – Colle di Val d’Elsa (Italy), 29-31 October 2015
Topic: The school assessment of the intercultural learning of pupils during and after individual exchanges abroad Report
Fifth Forum– Wien (Austria), 9-11 October 2014
Topic: Intercultural learning for adolescents: indicators and measurement of competence acquired through non formal education and informal learning on educational exchanges
Fourth Forum – Colle di Val d’Elsa (Italy), 27-30 September 2013
Topic: Assessing Intercultural Learning in Student and Pupil Exchanges: Exploring Evidence of Success
Third Forum – Wien (Austria), 4-6 October 2012
Topic: The Contribution of Exchange to Intercultural Learning for Educational Institutions
Second Forum – Colle di Val d’Elsa (Italy), October 28th-29th 2011.
Topic:The other side of exchange: intercultural learning through hosting
First Forum – Colle di Val d’Elsa (Italy), October 3rd-6th 2009
Topic: Intercultural learning in study abroad and re-entry issues
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