Topic 3 Benefits of the interaction of different cultures

  • Elimination of negative stereotypes and prejudices for different groups
  • Development of understanding/ trust relationships between different groups and acceptance of the different perceptions prevailing in the modern world
  • Development of relationships based on the principles of respect, trust, and equality
  • Creation of an interactive multi-cultural environment
  • Development of language skills, a new way of thinking and behaving

Areas of dynamic communication between cultures

  1. Gastronomy

Something more than a means of survival!

    • Way of exploring a different culture.
    • When different gastronomic cultures interact, cultural character and cultural identity are revealed, promoting communication and understanding with a new culture.
    • It plays an important role in all social and political issues.
  1. Sports
  • Sports, especially team games, are an important part of our lives, whether we are spectators or participants.
  • Sport has been developed as a key teaching tool (formal but also non-formal).
  • Participation in sports can promote human rights creating common interests and values and teaching fundamental social skills (e.g. fair play).
  • The role of the international events organisation is really significant.
  • Sports enhance social and cultural life, bringing individuals and communities together.
  • It encourages dialogue and promotes the elimination of prejudices, stereotypes, cultural differences, ignorance and discrimination.
  1. Arts

Art is a form of expression and communication!

  • The presentation of a work of art in a gallery or an exhibition invites the viewer and the interested public to start a conversation.
  • People often use different methods of expressing their thoughts such as sounds, visual images, movements, etc.
  • The artist presents to the audience a different perspective of the world.
  • Artists/ creators represent the culture, race, class, religion, the community to which they belong.
  • Art relies on communication as it doesn’t exist without a creator, an audience and a message.
  1. Cultural heritage

An advantage for everyone, a responsibility for everyone!

  • Cultural Heritage is an expression of the way of living developed by a community, which has passed transmitted from generation to generation.
  • Customs, habits, objects, values, practices, artistic expression, etc.
  • Cultural heritage is divided into two broad categories: intangible and tangible cultural heritage.
  • Cultural heritage is an important aspect of intercultural communication and social cohesion.