Education: A driver of tolerance and inclusivity

Education from the past and for the future: a driver of tolerance and inclusivity

Date & Time
agenda-icon Friday, November, 12, 2021
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agenda-icon Saturday, November, 20, 2021
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How can we foster a greater common understanding to enable more tolerant and inclusive societies?

For the Expo 2020 Tolerance and Inclusivity thematic week, Swissnex at the Swiss Pavilion will bring together experts and stakeholders who are actively helping to shape a more tolerant and inclusive reality. Together, we will look at tolerance and inclusivity through the eyes of cultural heritage and education, also exploring how inspiration from the past can enable a better future.

We will showcase the research of the University of Lausanne and their Collart-Palmyra project: the digital restoration of the Baalshamîn temple on Syrian heritage. In collaboration with the Swiss organisation Rafisa ICT, we will hold a series of events for people with determination and explore the ways of a more inclusive work environment.




  • University of Lausanne (UNIL)

The University of Lausanne is a higher teaching and research institution composed of seven faculties where approximately 15,600 students and about 3,900 research, teaching et technical staff.
Its research activities focus on three main themes: human and social sciences, life sciences and medicine, and environmental sciences.

  • ICT 4 Autism

For Inclusivity, the pavilion is partnering up with ICT 4 Autism, a Swiss organisation offering vocational education to autistic people in the ICT field. Their program has a rate of success of nearly 95%, their alumni being able to strive in leading Swiss and international companies (such as Microsoft and IBM). Through their activities they will demonstrate how VET can allow people of determination to take an active role in society. They have recently opened a subsidiary in the UAE in order to share their approach with the Emirates and the world.