The socio-cultural impact of COVID-19: exploring the role of intercultural dialogue in emerging responses
Through inductive exploration of authentic, local, community responses to the COVID-19 crisis, this brief aims to shed light on the new context in which the ICD agenda is being pursued, complementing the many existing quantitative analyses of the socio-cultural impact of the pandemic. In doing so, four core objectives will be advanced:
1) an exploration of the impact of COVID-19 on ICD and community relations;
2) an examination of the creative community responses to these challenges, in particular online ICD initiatives;
3) the identification of key principles for the design and implementation of effective policy responses; and
4) an initial reflection on the potential for ICD to contribute meaningfully to a post COVID-19 context in order to support and further improve intercultural relations and solidarity that have been impacted by the pandemic.