The mission of SIETAR (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research) worldwide is to foster intercultural collaboration and dialogue, such that differences across nationalities, gender, age, community, language, religion, colour, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation are not seen as barriers but rather as exciting opportunities for work, study and life. SIETAR holds NGO status with the United Nations and is recognized by the Council of Europe.
SIETAR India like the other national SIETARs, subscribes wholeheartedly to the cause of interculturalism and is a professional network of members who are drawn to intercultural training, research and education from various horizons such as media, consulting, education, management, healthcare, arts etc. We also believe that good intentions are simply not enough and that intercultural work and dialogue needs competence and practice.
SIETAR India serves as a forum for sharing best practices, cutting-edge research, and learnings from innovative projects undertaken in the field of intercultural relations. On the one hand, SIETAR India seeks to create awareness in order that intercultural work adheres to international quality and ethical standards. On the other hand, we also firmly believe that India is a particularly interesting laboratory for intercultural work, given the enormous diversity that exists within the country. This includes a variety of cultures, as defined by ethnic communities, religious practices, generational differences, language groups, rural and urban mentalities and other defining characteristics. This myriad of cultures has created an Indian identity that is complex and multifaceted. This along with India's ancient traditions and wisdom, gives us much to explore in the space of intercultural relationships.
SIETAR India seeks to share and contribute the experiences of its members and followers with the world community. In order to do this, SIETAR India organizes learning events and international conferences every two years entirely with the goodwill and voluntary work of its committed members.