Successful collaboration begins with a shared language, hence the need for a glossary. This joint effort of contributors from several teams ensures, on the one hand, terminological and conceptual coherence across not only our theoretical approaches, but also the qualitative case studies and quantitative research conducted in OPPORTUNITIES. On the other hand, our glossary facilitates communication between the academic side of the project and the fieldwork conducted by NGOs, uniting our teams working from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Mauritania, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania and Senegal.

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An ethics of listening is a prerequisite for any form of fair dialogue. Cross Talk events create storytelling scenarios which allow migrants and refugees to share their experiences, and encourage citizens and other stakeholders to listen by involving them in readings. The goal is a fair conversation on migration and integration. Cross Talk events ensure that a variety of voices will be heard and appreciated in the conversation, also and especially those of more vulnerable groups. In this respect, an ethics of listening implies an ‘imagine-other’ (rather than the ‘imagine-self’) perspective in participants.

⇢ see also: MultiperspectivityPerspective takingPolitical listeningRecognitionPolyphony

References and further reading:

Beard, David, ed. 2009. “A Broader Understanding of the Ethics of Listening: Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Media Studies and the Ethical Listening Subject.” In International Journal of Listening. 23.1: 7–20.

Parks, Elizabeth S. 2018. The Ethics of Listening: Creating Space for Sustainable Dialogue. Lexington Books: Lexington.

Shotter, John. 2009. "Listening in a Way that Recognizes/Realizes the World of ‘the Other." In International Journal of Listening. 23.1: 21–43.

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Work Package: 2, 3, 6, 7