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Intercultural Communication in International Cooperation

International cooperation, also called development cooperation, is a wide field of activity including a great variety of actors. The official aim of international cooperation is to improve the quality of life of the citizens in the countries of cooperation. Two main groups of actors play a role in international cooperation: (1) donors and (2) local partners and beneficiaries. The donor group includes large international organizations, governments, nongovernmental and nonprofit organizations, religious organizations, and small private initiatives. Over the past years, the corporate world has also made its entry into international cooperation. The beneficiary group includes governments and local administrations, corporations, local communities, religious organizations, and individual citizens.

All these actors are present in the countries of cooperation, sometimes in synergy with one another, sometimes in competition. ...

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