Diversity shines a light on the heterogeneity of human beings. It captures the intersection of different characteristics, including religion, gender, socio-economic status and migration background (intersectionality). Diversity is a social quality that deserves to be valued and recognized. Efforts should be made to actively combat all forms of unequal treatment and discrimination. All people should have their voices heard and be given equal opportunity to get involved.

This thematic area deals with questions surrounding the appropriate political, legal, economic and educational approaches to diversity and encourages self-reflection and criticism.

How can people be encouraged to call into question the very things they consider to be ‘normal’? How can equality be established in an environment marked by differences and dissimilarities? How can educational and cultural institutions become more inclusive? How can intersectional perspectives be strengthened? How can the participation of disadvantaged groups be guaranteed?

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story

“Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity.” (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 2009)

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Thematic Areas Stories of MigrationEmpowermentHistoryPedagogical Expertise

Types of Media Videos & FilmsLiterary TextsContributions from Science

Fields of action Civil Society

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Multidirectional Memory and Entangled (Hi)stories

How are memories told? What memories are shared? How does the hegemonic, and “overwhelmingly national perspective” deal with the challenge that more stories and memories demand entry into historiography and public memory?

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