Cover Osteuropa 8/2005

In Osteuropa 8/2005

The key to the European house
Intercultural competence in the new Europe

Eva Feldmann-Wojtachnia

Deutsche Fassung


Because of the increasing europeanization of personal everyday life both in society and in politics, intercultural competence is becoming a key element of shared life in the enlarged Europe. This confronts political education with new challenges. In the past its viewpoint has in many ways been too narrow and too exclusively focused on Western Europe. What is now needed is a multilateral, wider perspective. In view of the European Union’s current crisis, one cannot assume that the necessary European consciousness will come into being in the minds of citizens without outside assistance. A deliberate educational strategy is needed.

(Osteuropa 8/2005, pp. 94–106)