Learning programmes

interdiac learning programmes are created with a specific focus on the needs of organisations and churches in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

All programmes are designed in collaboration with interdiac members and we place great importance on linking theory with practice and integrating theology and spirituality.

The innovative approach to learning within interdiac is based on Christian values (for example as elaborated in the Bratislava Declaration)

and in the statement on an Ethical Orientation to Social Work and Work with Young People.

interdiac programmes are characterised by:

  • A personal, student centred approach.
  • Building on personal motivation.
  • Developing self-awareness and self-understanding.
  • Developing models of practice that emphasise participation, empowerment and transformation.
  • Using participatory methods.
  • A continuous process of evaluation, self-evaluation and reflection.
  • Great emphasis is placed on linking theory with practice and integrating theology and spirituality.

In light of the medium-term strategy approved by the Executive Board, the following new Learning Programmes are in planning:

  • Strengthening Diaconia and Christian Social Action.
  • Conviviality and Diaconal Community Development.
  • Working with Marginalized Young People.
  • Working with People on the Move.
  • Peace Building, Peace Making & Reconciliation.
  • Specialized Workshops and Seminars.
  • International Co-learning Exchange.

Practice related learning will be promoted by tailor made exchange programmes which will usually be related to learning programmes, across the region.


International Academy for Diaconia and Social Action
Dukelská 264/5
737 01 Český Těšín - Czech Republic

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