SE Journal December 2015 - February 2016 issue
The December - February 2016 issue of the Sietar Europa Journal is now available. Click here to go to the download page
Save the date! Organizational Development in Practice
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SIETAR Europa – General Assembly Meeting 2015
SIETAR Europa – General Assembly Meeting
April 22, 2015 at 19:00 CET
Only for members
1. Welcome and Verification of Quorum
2. Acceptance of last minutes and appointment of minute Committee
3. President's report about the work of the Board of Directors in 2014 and introduction of the new Directors.
4. Report from the Treasurer:accounts of 2014. Presentation of auditors’ report, Approval of accounts 2014
5. Election of auditors for the accounts 2015
6. Presentation & Approval of Budget for 2015
7. Other business
To download the minutes of the AGM, please click here.
SIETAR Deutschland Congress
SIETAR Deutschland have announced that their annual congress will be taking place in Bonn From February 18 to 20 2016 on Culture, Conflict and Cooperation.
Click here to go to the congress page: http://sietar-forum.de/
Election of Direct Member representatives to the SIETAR Europa Board
Call for Nominations for the Election of Direct Member Representatives to the SIETAR Europa Board (this information applies to SIETAR Europa Direct Members only)
Nominations are open, with a nomination deadline of 12 September 2015.
Candidates may be nominated by any SIETAR Europa Direct Member, or may put themselves forward for election. In either case, the candidate must complete a candidate information form (which includes the names of two SIETAR Europa Direct Members willing to serve as nominators) and provide supporting materials required. By doing so, both the nominators and candidates agree that the information provided (other than personal contact details) will be published and distributed for the purpose of the election.
The election will take place from 25 September to 9 October. Direct Members (as of 31 August 2015) will receive an email with information on the candidates and a link to an online ballot.
You can read the full revised guideline here
Proposals for webinars 2016
SE journal: September - November 2015 issue
— an interview with Stefanie Rathje, who was a keynote speaker at the Valencia SIETAR Europa congress. She talks about the notion of multicollectivity and how its application can make cross-cultural situations less problematic.
— a fascinating piece from an intercultural perspective on how Americans and Germans have dealt with the internet revolution and its long term consequences.
— testimonials to former SIETAR President Maria Jicheva, who sadly passed away last June. It was through her determination and compassion that our organization became a stronger and viable entitiy.
Enjoy the read. Click here to go to the download page
Youtube Channel and more!
Dear SIETAR members,
A thrilling first half of the year has passed and we are all preparing for a well-deserved summer break. We want to thank again our over 350 participants from the 20th SIETAR Europa Congress in Valencia. We’ve prepared a video showing a very unique “Discover-Learn-Share” experience. Many thanks to Ronan Brown and his team for this amazing video: enjoy watching it here!
Interested in more learning opportunities? Subscribe to our SIETAR Europa YouTube Channel here!
· Without our congress committees and many volunteers this event would not have been possible, please find a big THANK YOU to all the people involved here!
· Memorable pictures of our congress can be found here, please feel free to tag yourself!
· Powerful graphic recordings by Raquel Benmergui (thanks again) to be found here!
· A list of participants who agreed to appear online on our congress webpage can be found here!
· Worth reading, please find the academic congress publication here!
· Some speakers have agreed to make their presentations available for download here!
· Very interesting article on the Congress "The established intercultural training — a phase-out model?". You can read it by clicking here.
We are also very happy to announce that the 21st SIETAR Europa Congress in the year 2017 will take place in Dublin/Ireland: May 22nd to 27th 2017 (including pre-congress workshops).
The SIETAR Europa Communication Committee wishes you a wonderful summer :)
Maria Jicheva's funeral
We promised we would let you know arrangements for Maria's funeral as we finalised them. We now have some more clarity on timings, which can also be found on the website we have created: www.mariajicheva.com .
Maria's funeral will be held at 2pm on Friday, 26th June 2015 at Fulham New (North Sheen) Cemetery, London.
The address is:
Fulham New Cemetery
Mortlake Road/Lower Richmond Road
Following the service, the funeral reception will be held at Bloom restaurant on Fulham Palace Road, between 4pm - 6pm. The full address is 399 Fulham Palace Road, Fulham, London, SW6 6TA.
Thank you so much for all your kind messages, thoughts and cards. They have meant a great deal to us.
Andrey, Denny and Gigi Jicheva
Maria Jicheva passes away
We heard today that Maria Jicheva passed away this weekend of the cancer she had been struggling with such courage and dignity, without moaning, showing or complaining; with so much courage that to some of us, unaware of the suffering she has been facing, so fiercely hidden behind her smile, her warmth, in Tallinn and elsewhere, her much too early departure comes as real shock, and unprepared as we were will take time to realize.
Our deep sympathy goes to her daughter, her family, her friends and her colleagues. We share your grief and your sorrow.
Our sympathy goes to Francien from the Netherlands, to Alexanderfrom Germany who were presidents of SIETAR Europa just before and just after : SIETAR Presidents work hand in hand and they did, in the three years she served as Sietar Europa president from 2004 to 2007 : “ She was a very remarkable person, agood friend and a reliable, motivating and inspiring colleague to many of us. And yes, the “Queen of Diplomacy” was a title she truly deserved.” The Queen of Diplomacy, thus she will be remembered. Please be assured that we DO share your grief
Our sympathy goes to our and her colleagues, our and her so many friends from Sofia and from SIETAR Bulgaria, she was such a very active contributor and president; and to her colleagues in the UK where she had recently settled.
Our sympathy also goes to the many Sietarians from all over who worked shared, built with Maria – “She was so generous, so inspiring” -contributed to her many a project, adding stepping stones together to a better understanding and to higher respect of mankind.
PEACE be with her!
Claude Bourgeois, Sietar Europa president
**A collect is being organized for the funeral. The very numerous portraits and messages we receive from all over Europe will be gathered into a memory booklet for her family to keep.
Call for papers
The call for papers on Conflict mediation and Leadership - Critical Reflections on Management and Banal Culturalism for Volume 7 of "Studies in Intercultural Mediation", Peter Lang Publishers, Frankfurt - with Dominic Busch and Claude-Hélène Mayer as editors is now open. Deadline: 1st August 2015. Click here for the full text of the call for papers and all the necessary information.
Letter from Mieke Janssen-Matthes, co-founder and first president of SIETAR Europa
We would like to publish a letter from Mieke Janssen-Matthes, co-founder and first president of SIETAR Europa who recently celebrated her birthday:
Dear mister president of SIETAR-EUROPA, Livingstone Thompson, Hanneke, Saskia, Candela and Manuel,
Your message, your congratulations and all good wishes really touched me. Thank you so much!
It aroused happy thoughts, inspiring memories but most of all it reminded me of the unity, good will and enthusiasm, so ingrained in this non-governmental society for education, training and research in Europe. You begin meeting colleagues, you end leaving friends!
May this congress manage to keep up the “good work”, showing how original grass- roots organizations might be exemplary!
May the exchange of knowledge, of care and problem solving be a joy to you all.
I considered participating, but my health keeps me home, hopefully preparing me for the next decade!
Enjoy a wonderful farewell dinner, hopefully looking forward to the next conference!
Please, forward my warm greetings to all SIETARIANS, old and new.
Let me end with the Vera Lynn’s song:
“We’ll meet again,
don’t know where,
don’t know when,
some happy day!”
Many, Many thanks.
Mieke M.E. Janssen-Matthes,
Co-creator and First president of SIETAR-Europa
Livingstone Thompson interviewed by the UIA
Dr Livingstone Thompson, President of SIETAR Europa (Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research), has been recently interviewed by UIA (Union of International Associations) on the upcoming SIETAR Europa Congress in Valencia. The interview is featured in their May 5th issue. You can read the interview by clicking here.
Silent auction and book signing
We are pleased to inform you there will be space for a silent auction and book sales in Valencia. These will be allocated in one of the conference rooms on Saturday 23rd April.
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