Created in 2008 on the initiative of five immigrant women specialised in psychology, Élan Interculturel is a non-profit organization based in France, which encourages interpersonal exchanges and intercultural dialogue to facilitate communication between people.
Through non-formal education, artistic mediation and popular education, Élan seeks to make diversity a wealth, participating in the development of a more inclusive society.
Rooted in a research-action approach, Élan is organized in three poles:
- Awakening to Diversity and Power Relations through Art
- Intercultural Empowerment
- Intercultural Professions.
In each centre of action, Élan is involved in several international cooperation projects and local initiatives.
Élan also offers non-formal and interactive training and workshops for different audiences at the national level.
Élan0s vision is a society of living together and doing together: a world where cultural difference is a source of beauty and creativity, and where intercultural dialogue and exchanges are considered a real resource and richness in oneself and in others.