CQ+ – De-escalating Polarization in Europe
The project will develop innovative educational materials to support adult learners to develop their cultural intelligence and help address polarization in Europe.
Grant Agreement Number: 2021-1-BE02-KA220-ADU-000033662
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 01/11/2021 – 01/11/2023
Cultural intelligence or cultural quotient is the ability to recognise and adapt to cultural differences in order to work effectively in culturally diverse situations, bearing similarities to the term cultural agility. Cultural differences are not just about nationality, ethnicity or beliefs. Many of us work in multicultural and multi-generational organisations, alongside colleagues who have cultural references, beliefs and attitudes that may differ from our own and may cause cultural clashes between departments and teams in the same organisation. The ability to quickly interpret and adapt to behaviour that differs from our own is at the heart of the concept of cultural intelligence.
The aim of the CQ+ project is to address polarisation in Europe by supporting adult learners of all ages, abilities, professions and backgrounds to develop their cultural intelligence and appreciation and tolerance of diversity. In order to do so, partners from all over Europe will develop a wide range of digital resources to explore practical ways to develop and enhance cultural awareness and international partnership.