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Prejudices and cultural recognition

A complex world like ours requires that teachers and professors have a good command of intercultural competences to avoid an instrumental use of otherness. Given their social function, education professionals are those responsible for educating tomorrow’s citizens to attitudes and behaviours that are suitable to plural communities.


Under the auspices of the CCR-IFCU, in 2007 a Euro-Mediterranean Cluster for Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue” was created in order to count on an interdisciplinary team that worked on cultural diversity in different countries from the Mediterranean basin.


The team conducted a research project on cultural diversity, perceptions of otherness, prejudices and stereotypes related to the former in future teachers and professors from four multicultural cities: Barcelona, Marseille, Rabat and Beirut.


The team from Blanquerna-URL prepared a REPORT containing the results of the project (only available in Spanish).

Participating teams:



Grupo de investigación “Identidad y diálogo intercultural”, FPCEE-Blanquerna-Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Prof. Francesc-Xavier Marín Torné, Prof. Angel-Jesús Navarro, Prof. Josep Manel Ballarín



Université Saint-Joseph, Beirut, Prof. Fadi Daou

Université Antonine, Hadath-Baabda, Beirut, Prof. André Daher



Institut Catholique de la Méditerranée, Marseille, Prof. Jean-Marc Aveline, Dr. Rémi Caucanas



Grupo de investigación Islamo-cristiano, Rabat, Profa. Anne Balenghien


Scientific consultant:

Prof. Rosa Aparicio Gómez, Instituto Universitario de Investigaciones Ortega y Gasset, (Madrid, Spain).


Partner institutions:

  • Network “Understanding and education to intercultural and interreligious dialogue”, ICM/CCR-IFCU
  • Commission on Research Ethics, FPCEE-Blanquerna-URL
  • ETHOS-Ramon Llull Chair