Sibiu – European Capital of Culture: Best Practices for

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7th UNeECC Interdisciplinary Conference: Cultural Encounters. The
Mosaic of Urban Identities – Marseille, France 17-18 Oct. 2013
Sibiu – European Capital of
Culture: Best Practices for
Promoting Multiculturalism. Case
Study – Erasmus Program
7th UNeECC Interdisciplinary Conference: Cultural Encounters. The
Mosaic of Urban Identities – Marseille, France 17-18 Oct. 2013
“Learning to live together” (UNESCO theme)
Irina Bokova – Director General of UNESCO
“People are more connected than ever, but misunderstandings
remain deep between societies and within them. Values, traditions,
customs and cultural expressions have moved to the forefront of
national politics and international relations. Youth are ever more
engaged in civic life and they are calling or intergenerational
dialogue to have a full say over their future. Cultural diversity is
a reality for most countries …” (Vienna, Austria, 31 May – 1 June 2012)
7th UNeECC Interdisciplinary Conference: Cultural Encounters. The
Mosaic of Urban Identities – Marseille, France 17-18 Oct. 2013
Irina Bokova – Director General of UNESCO
“Literacy is a basic right and an essential motor for human
development. It is the first condition for dialogue,
communication and integration into new connected societies.
Young people need new skills to enter and succeed in the job
market: knowledge of several languages, understanding of
cultural diversity, lifelong learning. “ (8 Sept. 2013)
“Cultural diversity – as a wellspring of creativity, dynamism and
sustainability.” (21 May 2013)
7th UNeECC Interdisciplinary Conference: Cultural Encounters. The
Mosaic of Urban Identities – Marseille, France 17-18 Oct. 2013
Androulla Vasilliou: European Commissioner for Education, Culture,
Multilingualism and Youth
“Education, and in particular higher education, has a growing
international dimension. The type of dialogue we are having
today has become a necessity since we all share common
challenges in a rapidly changing world. Erasmus+ will have a
strong international component, aiming to attract the brightest
global talent to Europe…” (13 Sept. 2013, launching Erasmus+).
7th UNeECC Interdisciplinary Conference: Cultural Encounters. The
Mosaic of Urban Identities – Marseille, France 17-18 Oct. 2013
Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of
Cultural Expressions - Paris, 20 Oct. 2005
“celebrating the importance of cultural diversity for the full
realization of human rights and fundamental freedoms […]
emphasizing the need to incorporate culture as a strategic element
in the national and international development policies as well as in
international development cooperation.”
• the importance of culture for social cohesion
• linguistic diversity is a fundamental element of cultural
diversity
• the vital role of cultural interaction and creativity
7th UNeECC Interdisciplinary Conference: Cultural Encounters. The
Mosaic of Urban Identities – Marseille, France 17-18 Oct. 2013
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu – Romania
Highlights:
• Sibiu – European Capital of Culture (2007) and the first city in
Romania to hold such a title
• LBUS – the first University to host a UNEECC Conference (2007);
topic: Town and Gown;
• Sibiu – rich in cultural diversity and a long history of multicultural
tradition: education in German (1844-1865), Hungarian (1865-1887),
Romanian (1940-1944; 1976-1980s; 1990-to date) languages
 Current internationalization strategy of LBUS
7th UNeECC Interdisciplinary Conference: Cultural Encounters. The
Mosaic of Urban Identities – Marseille, France 17-18 Oct. 2013
Sibiu - multicultural encounters in an urban environment
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LBUS is an active member in U-multirank project
Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Windows
ERASMUS – LBUS gives great importance to student and staff mobility
and undertakes a great variety of activities designed to improve curricula
and introduce new topics and courses through transnational
collaboration between universities.
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The first Confucius Institute in Romania set up at LBUS in 2007
Latin American Cultural Centre – opened in 2011
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UNESCO Chair in Quality Management of Higher Education and
Lifelong Learning at LBUS
7th UNeECC Interdisciplinary Conference: Cultural Encounters. The
Mosaic of Urban Identities – Marseille, France 17-18 Oct. 2013
ERASMUS at LBUS – cultural events and workshops:
• Intensive Romanian Language Course
• International folklore and contemporary dance choreography
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workshop
International painting workshop
Student Gala (commencement of academic year)
Romanian Christmas
Games night
March 1 prom
7th UNeECC Interdisciplinary Conference: Cultural Encounters. The
Mosaic of Urban Identities – Marseille, France 17-18 Oct. 2013
ERASMUS at LBUS – cultural events and workshops:
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Cultural excursions to Paltinis
Erasmus Day celebration (17 May2012)
Library Night – Treasure Hunt
International Student Day (17 Nov. 2012)
Sibiu Dancing Days (24-25 Nov. 2012)
International celebration of Romanian National Day (2 Nov. 2012)
7th UNeECC Interdisciplinary Conference: Cultural
Encounters. The Mosaic of Urban Identities
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION!
Dr. Daniela Preda
[email protected]
Dr. Eva-Nicoleta Burdusel
[email protected]
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
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