About us

ICI PIC Nr. - 949100187

InterCultural Iceland is a non-profit consortium which develops innovative educational initiatives and offers a broad spectrum of multi-disciplinary expertise and training activities. It was founded in 2003 in Reykjavík Iceland..

The main aims of ICI are:

· To work against any kind of prejudice and discrimination by purposeful consultation and education and by offering practical teachers training

· To strengthen the awareness of the advantages of diversity and of migrants as enriching for every society

- To offer professional interpretation and translation services, improving migrants' access to information and active citizenship.

ICI has become an important research and training centre at a national and European level on the themes of adult training, new competences and teacher training in intercultural education, co-operative learning for didactics, and for anti racist and sensitization training about migration, prejudice and discrimination.

Today the Centre has an international reputation for excellence in the areas of training for trainers and teachers, Intercultural education, creative cooperative learning in multicultural groups, anti-racist and sensitization training against prejudice and discrimination on a regional and European level. Since 2003 ICI has developed and tried out new methodology and material with different groups of adults in Iceland and Europe. In 2012 ICI received a "QUALITY COURSE PROVISION FOR GRUNDTVIG IST 2012" for a sensitization training course that has been offered in Iceland since 2004 to Comenius and Grudtvig applicants. Now ICI is offering Inservice Training courses through Erasmus+.

For these reasons the Centre plays a key role in the field of intercultural education and teacher training on a local and European level, especially for its experience in: cooperative learning, the Complex instruction methodology, active, creative and diverse teaching methods and in the field of anti-racist and anti-discrimination training.

ICI has received funding through Comenius, Grundtvig, and Leonardo, as well as other kinds of funding from the Icelandic government. You can find all information about our projects under European projects.

Guðrún Pétursdóttir, the founder and manager of ICI specialized in the field of working against prejudices and racism, as well as specialization in intercultural education. She is the main trainer on all ICI training courses and has offered teachers training both in Iceland and in Europe since 1999 and taught at the Educational department of the University of Iceland for several years. She is the author of the books “Intercultural Education”, 1999 and  “Everyone can do something – No one can do everything”, 2003.

Staff:

Cherry Hopton

Teachers Trainer

Cherry is a Sociologist, teacher and teacher trainer. She has worked in both the English and Scottish education system teaching mainly undergraduate students in the subjects sociology and criminology. In recent years she has engaged in a range of European research projects in the area of anti racism, co operative learning and intercultural education. Now she works for ICI, mainly as teachers trainer and as part of our European project team.

Email: cherry@ici.is

Anna Maria Milosz

ICI office

Anna Maria orginally comes from Poland.  She works as an interpreter and also full time at the ICI office. She has worked for ICI since 2006 and she has taken active part in all European projects, helped with organizing seminars as well as teaching Icelandic to beginners.

Email: anna@ici.is

Angelica Cantu Davila

Project Manager

Angelica comes originally from Mexico. She has worked for several years as an interpreter and a translator and teaches Spanish language in schools and at the continuing education level. She has worked for ICI since 2005 and is in charge of the interpretation service. She has also actively taken part in all European projects that ICI has participated in. Angelica is also the main trainer on trainingcourses for new interpreters.

Email: angelica@ici.is

Gudrun Petursdottir

General Manager

Guðrún is a sociologist, specialized in the field of working against prejudices and racism, as well as specialization in intercultural education. She is the main trainer on all ICI training courses and has offered teachers training both in Iceland and Europe since 1999. She is the author of the books “Intercultural Education”, 1999 and  “Everyone can do something – No one can do everything”, 2003. She is the founder and manager of ICI.

Email: gudrun@ici.is