DEVHAS (2006-2008) - Asia-Link Project of the Research Centre Vergelijkende Cultuurwetenschap

Title of the project: Development of Human Resources and Strategies for Education on the Stereotypical Images and Cultural Differences Between Europe and South Asia.

Background: Stereotypes create a variety of problems in the interactions between Europe and South Asia, in the business world, media coverage, international political relations, and development cooperation. Europe is often seen as a static, protectionist and even racist culture; while South Asia is seen as a deeply religious region where poverty, religious strife and caste discrimination prevail.

Objectives:

The overall project objectives of DEVHAS are to improve public awareness, to promote innovative social-scientific research, and to build a network of European and South Asian higher education institutions, all related to the stereotypes and cultural differences between Europe and South Asia.
Its specific objective is: to increase human resources and to improve strategies for education on the stereotypical images and cultural differences between Europe and South Asia.

organisation(s):

Research Centre Vergelijkende Cultuurwetenschap, Centre for the Study of Local Cultures (CSLC), Kuvempu University (Karnataka)

 

VLIR - Asia Link Program, European Commission

location

Europe, Asia

type (discipline):

Workshop / Seminar / Training | Visit to Europe | Visit to India | Project | Outreach programme | Meeting / Roundtable | Lecture / Presentation / Debate | Conference / Congres / Symposium | Collaborations of UGent Faculty | Building the Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities (ĀSHA) (Social Sciences | Political Sciences | Comparative Science of Cultures)

Contacts:

Ms. Nele De Gersem
IndiaPlatform@ugent.be
phone: +32 9 264 93 70

Thu, June 1st 2006

Flyer / Newsletters / Meetings / presentation documents read more

Flyer of DEVHAS
Newsletters
Presentations
Overview of meetings with representatives of Secondary groups, held between June 2006 and June 2007

Venue

Documentation

Mon, July 31st 2006

Seminar and workshops in Ghent - 2006 read more

From 31st of July till 20th of August 2006 a 3 week intensive programme with workshops, seminars and other activities. Full program: see pdf.

Venue

Ghent University
room: Research Centre Vergelijkende Cultuurwetenschap
Apotheekstraat 5
9000 Gent
www.cultuurwetenschap.be

Documentation

Tue, October 24th 2006

Debate: What can India contribute to the world of today and tomorrow? read more

Speakers:
Mr. Karel De Gucht, minister of foreign affairs
Mr. Dipak Chatterjee, Ambassador of India
Prof. Dr. S.N. Balagangadhara
Dr. Ajit Shetty, Managing Director of Janssens Pharmaceutica

Venue

Het Pand
Onderbergen
9000 Gent

Documentation

Sun, January 14th 2007

Seminar and Workshops in Amsterdam - 2007 read more

From 14th till 23th of January 2007
Full programme see pdf

Venue

University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam

Documentation

Mon, January 22nd 2007

Outreach Session - Amsterdam - Jan 2007 read more

India: Challenge or Opportunity?
The experience from politics, business, NGO's and media.

Venue

University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam

Documentation

Thu, October 18th 2007

Seminars and workshops in India - 2007 read more

From 18 Oct till 8 November 2007
See programme

Venue

Documentation

Tue, October 30th 2007

Outreach Sessions - Heggodu & Bangalore - 2007 read more

Mon, January 28th 2008

Seminars and workshops - Shimoga - Jan/Feb 2008 read more

See programme

Venue

Centre for the Study of Local Cultures
Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta
577 451 Shimoga
http://www.cslc.in/

Documentation

Wed, May 7th 2008

Final Conference - Europe & South Asia - Going beyond the stereotypes - May 2008 read more

Stereotypes create a variety of problems in the interactions between Europe and South Asia, in the business world, media coverage, international political relations, and development cooperation. Europe is often seen as a static, protectionist and even racist culture; while South Asia is seen as a deeply religious region where poverty, religious strife and caste discrimination prevail. What are stereotypes, where do they come from, and why do they persist? What makes stereotypes different from other statements? Can we fight them? If not, can we change the stereotypes and make use of them in a positive way? 'Europe and South Asia - Going beyond the Stereotypes' will explore these questions against the background of the EC Asia-Link project DEVHAS (2006-2008).

Venue

Het Pand
Onderbergen
9000 Gent

Documentation

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