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INTERCULTURAL GUIDE TRAINING GUIDE

The aim of this manual is to train the participants to become intercultural coaches in their own territory by having acquired the necessary basics. The notion of "intercultural guide" or "culture passer" is a recent concept in Europe, based on the observation that large urban cities and certain cosmopolitan neighbourhoods can be discovered through the eyes of the populations that make them up. Over the last thirty years, with the process of cultural and economic globalisation, certain districts of large megalopolises have become tourist destinations because of their "multi-ethnic" character. The best-known examples that can be cited are the districts of China Town and Little Italy in New York. The various migrations have shaped certain neighbourhoods by giving them their own identity. However, not all these neighbourhoods have become privileged tourist destinations. On the contrary, the majority are stigmatized as areas where poverty, unhealthy conditions and delinquency prevail. Therefore, in order to correct these prejudices, the idea was born to give the inhabitants of these neighbourhoods, people from migrant backgrounds (from the first to the last generations) the opportunity to discover the history, the richness and the culture of both their neighbourhood and its inhabitants. They are intercultural "guides", "accompaniers" or "culture passer ». An intercultural guide is a person, who has a personal sensitivity to the theme of migration, most of the time based on his or her own experience and who proposes to third parties, tourists, citizens, to discover a district, a city through his or her own eyes and his or her own history. The content of this manual aims, in the form of evening classes, to offer, in all the territories of the large European urban cities and even elsewhere, the acquisition of the essential notions allowing the conception of such intercultural urban itineraries. Four training modules, each consisting of three units, are proposed and presented in the form of a slide show. The training units are structured around Key Concepts, definitions and explanations, examples and elements of conclusions.

 

The training modules will consist of:

● Module 1 - Know your territory and identify tourism stakeholders

● Module 2 - Design intercultural tourist routes

● Module 3 - Conduct intercultural tourist routes

● Module 4 - Present your project

 

The course is also available in French, German, Italian, portuguese & Spanish on https://citiesbyheart.aeva.eu/index.php/portfolios/io2/

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