What is intercultural communication and leadership?

Life is intercultural when people of different cultures, religions or ethnicity are living side by side. Communication and leadership in intercultural life are to ensure that such different people can live together, interact and function as a community or a society in a peaceful and mutually prosperous way. Intercultural communication and leadership are the joint initiative and leading partnerships of people from different cultures, religions or ethnicity, to serve people living side by side to be able to live together, interact and function as a peaceful and prosperous community or society. This is the understanding upon which the Intercultural Communication and Leadership School (ICLS) works in various parts of the world.

What are we doing?

The ICLS is assisting the emergence of intercultural communication and leadership in places where local people choose to rely on this assistance. We offer training in intercultural communication and leadership for young people from different sides of conflicts. We support their networks and seek safe spaces and new initiatives for peace and co-operation.

Why do we do this?

We believe peace and co-operation between people prevail even where institutions divide people. This is why we assist people who defeat those attitudes which defeat their communities today.

How do we do this?

Our operations are based on the principles of the ICLS, through civic-public-private partnerships. A pattern of intercultural communication and leadership and joint ownership runs through all local and international operations and management of the ICLS and all its networks.

Who is the ICLS?

The ICLS is an independent association of people. We come, initially, from Bangladesh, Hungary, Italy, Lebanon, Pakistan and the United Kingdom. We are supported by many people and by local, national and international institutions.

Where is it?

The ICLS is registered in Rome with a secondary seat and office in Bradford. Activities started in multiethnic, multicultural and multi-religious cities of Europe and Asia. Our work has no geographic restrictions. When is this happening? Our experience goes back to the Balkans in 1996.The first seminars were held in Bradford, in 2002. The ICLS was registered in October 2002. The ICLS is young, and designed  for the long term.