Cross-cultural understanding, learning, respect and partnership

As different cultures have different strengths and weaknesses, cross-cultural collaboration and thereby sharing and implementing knowledge across borders, can significantly increase the quality of both operations and life itself.  At the same time, to understand another culture is not always easy and before international partners start working with each other, we have to understand the other partner’s point of view, so that whatever happens will not be confusing to us.
Trust and understanding

For example, whether we plan to take an employment in another country, put effort in designing a project, invest money, or start a new business, we have to understand the expectations on us by our new colleagues and partners, and we ourselves have to make the necessary effort be clear about what we expect from the partnership.  Moreover, HR&S argues that implementation of sustainable partnership require a institutional framework where partners collaborates as equals, and thus contribute and benefit equally.The CUP addresses:

- Scientific collaboration.
- Social enterprising partnership.
- Development programme collaboration.
- Integration.
- Return to home-country.

The aim with the Cross-cultural, understanding, learning, respect and partnership (CUP) programme is to:

- Increase general cross-cultural knowledge and understanding.
- Provide information about conditions and realities in different countries.
- Provide information about systems and structures.
- Impose empowerment and respect.
- Meet needs.
- Make people successful in what they are doing and want to do.
- Capture good ethics, good structures and efficiency within collaboration and across cultures.
- Facilitate integration.
- Prevent poverty- forced migration.

HR&S is collaboration with a cross-cultural team for the implementation of CUP. The CUP programme offers platforms for cross-cultural knowledge sharing. Such knowledge is based on both scientific findings as well as testimonies from persons with deep cross-cultural experiences. We offer workshops, seminars, social events, coaching of programmes and "round table meetings" with authorities and policy makers and written material. Different scenarios are discussed, and contacts are established. The social events has participants from different cultures and can be group walk, grilling, music, dancing, cooking, dancing, doing handicraft).