Sietar Ireland is a non-profit organisation of individuals and groups who are committed to the development of interculturalism in Ireland.
SIETAR Ireland is one of the newest members of the global SIETAR network and was established in 2008. SIETAR works to make people more aware of how culture affects education, policy-making and business. It helps people communicate across their differences and provide expert information and assistance in intercultural issues. It works to develop quality standards and ethical norms for intercultural work and promote exchange of ideas and experience in the intercultural field.
SIETAR Ireland encourages the development and application of knowledge, values and skills, which enables effective intercultural and interethnic relations at individual, group, organisation and community levels. As such it assists the creation of intercultural confidence through paper and online publications, educational events, regional meetings and congresses, as well as professional networking and information sharing worldwide.
SIETAR Ireland seeks to represent the intercultural profession to the public and provide the organisation’s support as well as to promote its members’ in both public and private organisations seeking intercultural expertise and assistance.
SIETAR members make themselves available for advising governmental, commercial, NGO and private organisations as well as for coaching and mentoring young professionals in the field. While SIETAR is politically unaligned as an organisation, the strong commitments of its individual members are a part of the diversity we respect, welcome and encourage.