The International Relations Directorate of the UNLP organized a webinar on professional development of intercultural skills

The Directorate of International Relations belonging to the Secretariat of Institutional Relations of the UNLP organized, together with the Glasgow Caledonian (United Kingdom) and Helwan (Egypt) universities, a webinar on professional development of intercultural competences, within the framework of the Erasmus+ PROFIC project financed by the European Union. La Abog. Agostina Curcio, director of the International Relations area of ​​the UNLP, and Dr. Dane Lukic, researcher at Glasgow Caledonian University and coordinator of PROFIC, spoke about concepts related to interculturality. At first, Lukic referred to the various “layers of culture” and how they impact relationships with peers, and then addressed the most frequent misconceptions observed in those who begin to deepen the study of interculturality. For his part, Curcio presented the progress of the ERASMUS + KA2 PROFIC project, of which the UNLP is a part together with the Glasgow Caledonian University, emphasizing the benefits generated by the implementation of the initiative with teachers, management and administrative staff of the UNLP, who participated in the different workshops developed between March and April of this year, with the commitment to continue developing action plans to strengthen the theme in the academic units. Likewise, activities were proposed with the attendees through walls of the Padlet application in order to promote direct interaction. In closing, the participants commented on concerns about the implementation of intercultural competencies in the various contexts and roles of university actors.