Une Terre Culturelle, what for?
Une Terre Culturelle is a sustainable human development project that is based on reciprocal and continuous intercultural learning. The association develops projects and actions regarding the implementation of intercultural exchanges that are directly connected with the local realities. Such actions address various contemporary and interdependent themes like education, social inclusion, and ecology. They aim to develop the public’s intercultural sensitivity. Furthermore, the participants in our projects are constituted from a wide array of social backgrounds, and they are often individuals having fewer mobility opportunities
Regardless of him/her being a young person with fewer mobility opportunities, a social worker, or a professional from another field, we view each participant as actors in the society in he/she evolves. By meeting each other, these people from a broad social mix trigger a process of civic growth, openness, and of daily commitment.
All the actions of Une Terre Culturelle are rooted in social and local entrepreneurship. Mobility and encounters as tools for development allow us to venture beyond prejudice and to help people discover other realities all while initiating the reflection on their shared links. Moreover, by implementing these educational actions concerning citizenship, Une Terre Culturelle contributes to the understanding of the interdependencies between our socities environmental, social, economical, and cultural issues. This step is part of the learning process about otherness and the emergence of a real tool for local and international solidarity.