Name of organization:
The Intercultural Communication and Leadership School (ICLS), The United Kingdom
Description of organization:
The overall objective of the ICLS is to promote good governance of diversity through intercultural youth cooperation and leadership. The organization is working particularly on intercultural youth leadership development in cities of ethnic, religious and cultural diversity in Asia and Europe. There are more than 300 young alumni involved with ICLS.
“Micro Cosmos Intercultural” aimed to develop good governance of diversity through intercultural youth cooperation and leadership. A pool of young intercultural leaders in East London, namely Tower Hamlets and its neighboring boroughs, was created. Furthermore the following initiatives were employed:
- Project leaders met with key stakeholders across the ethnic and religious diversity of Tower Hamlets. The stakeholders numbered about 50 people, including potential young participants and representatives from the local government (community organizations, refugee and migrant organizations, religious and ethnic group representatives).
- A 4-5 day residential seminar was held with 17 young local people. It addressed identity and community; shared values and interests; stereotypes and prejudices between the local communities; leadership and emotional intelligence skills; conflict resolution and media skills; and joint action planning for the future of Tower Hamlets and its neighboring boroughs.
- The Tower Hamlets Network of Trust was created, which is an informal youth leadership alumni network, consisting of 17 young people with different backgrounds.