Intercultural Dialogue for a Sustainable Future

The SEKEM Development Foundation (SDF),  Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development (HU) and Centre for Arab-West Understanding (CAWU) are organising a summer school : ‘Intercultural Dialogue for a Sustainable Future’ from July 7 until July 14 to foster the understanding of cultural diversity and international friendship, thus promoting peaceful and sustainable development.


During the Summer School, participants will explore different ways of meeting each other beyond the boundaries of different cultures, languages, nations, religions and  gender.

Inspiring lecturers from CAWU (Center for Arab-West Understanding) will lead a journey through Egyptian history and the roots of different religions. Facilitators from the core program at Heliopolis University will guide us to interact with each other in a creative way with different arts: painting, movement, acting and singing. We will also have self-organised time where we explore emerging topics, share perspectives from our different countries and cultures and practice peaceful and constructive dialogue. There will be also space for participants to be actively leading a session themselves. Through this, we will explore important topics such as cultural relations between Europe and the Middle East, interreligious dialogue, the role of the arts in intercultural dialogue and Interfaith cooperation.  

The workshop will be completed with a certificate of participation.


The Summer School is an offer to open-minded students or young persons interested to engage in interreligious and international exchange. The program will be held in English. Applications should be sent until June 27.


The Summer School will be held at the SEKEM Farm.  

The standard fee is 120€ including accommodation and food and LE800 for students enrolled in a Egyptian university. If you want to participate, but you can’t afford these fees you can explain this in the application. We will find a way to support you.

Costs for travel, visa, insurance are not included.
For more questions contact : [email protected]

Traveling to Egypt

There will be an opportunity to do an internship at CAWU after the summer school.
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