Evens Foundation
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Evens Prize for Intercultural Education

Evens Prize for Intercultural Education
For the Evens Foundation the starting point for this prize as well as for her activities in the field of intercultural education is to emphasize on the crucial role education plays in the construction of our societies.

How do we adapt ourselves and how do we adapt our educational systems to the very transformations and evolutions we are facing? The development of democratic citizens, aware of their civic rights and shared responsibilities, and with an openness and empathy towards others, also rely on these educational systems. Creating opportunities through education for more people (regardless of their social or economic backgrounds), avoiding exclusion or the drop-out syndrome are serious hurdles that education for a better future must transcend.

With our initiatives and prizes in the field of Intercultural Education, we aimed at promoting:

  • Participation
  • Learning to live together
  • The recognition of the dynamics in cultures & identities
  • Inclusive education meaning qualitative education for all

With the Evens Prize for Intercultural Education from 1999 until 2007, we wanted to highlight good practices in the field of intercultural education and identify new challenges, insights and perspectives.