36 / 2012
Mirjam Milharčič-Hladnik

Intercultural Relations and Social Participation in the Migration Context


The paper presents contemporary European discussion of the definition of the rights of the individual and citizens in the context of migration and of more participatory and inclusive educational system. It is based on the theoretical contributions relevant for the young nation-state of Slovenia, as well as on the results of a research project which collected the personal experiences of its “multicultural” and “multinational” citizens. Their suggestions for a more inclusive educational system are the result of a dialogic research methodology which allows us to hear the vulnerable individuals and groups as social actors. They are collaborators in the research project, which enables the combined influence of theory and practice in the conceptualization of the solutions for the social challenges of contemporary migrant societies.

KEY WORDS: intercultural relations, education, dialogic communicative research