Diverschance_East – Global competence development and diversity challenges in an innovative Europe

Aims of the project

Work packages

The achievement of the research goals is determined by a structured approach, which is presented in the following work packages. These represent the course of the project.

Planned measures to implement the objectives

Within the project, work is ongoing to achieve various goals through the following measures:

  1. Further research work of the cooperation participants on the topics of diversity and intercultural competence within the framework of an H2020 research project
    The aim is to identify predictors for jointly coping with the global challenge of migration, considering culture-specific aspects of Eastern and Western European culture. In addition, diversity and intercultural competence will be examined as key factors that are crucial for coping with social and economic challenges in the globalized world.
  2. Establishing and expanding bilateral and multilateral cooperation
    The goal of the project is to expand existing research relationships and integrate them into the Cult_Open network. The research network is intended to strengthen cooperation with the business community in the participating countries of Western Europe and the Eastern Partnership, and to help ensure that all institutions included in the consortium actively collaborate through exchange. In addition, it is planned that Dr. Smokova will stay in Germany twice for three months, thus enabling a closer cooperation.
  3. Expansion and utilization of the innovative potential by ensuring practical relevance and implementation of measures
    Special attention should be paid to promoting diversity and intercultural competence among university graduates. As multipliers, they can ensure the transfer of scientific findings into practice. In addition, the external validity of the scientific findings on diversity and intercultural competence is to be tested and improved through exchange with the business community (via joint discussion rounds and measures), and problems relevant to practice are to be identified.

Benefits for the future

Through bilateral cooperation, it is possible to specifically address peculiarities of Eastern European cultures as well as to work out factors of interaction with Western European and other perspectives. The project results offer great additional value and the findings of the cooperation can be used to record and promote global competence in an evidence-based manner.

The cooperation will design a research proposal for the H2020 funding framework program and thus anticipates to participate in the follow-up program of the EU in the future. This will increase the participation of the Eastern Partnership countries of the consortium in the EU Framework Program and strengthen local science systems. Through the integration into the CULT_OPEN network, a foundation for the long-term cooperation of all participants is ensured beyond the collaboration.