Diversity Week
Monday 04 December 2017 - 11:00 to Friday 08 December 2017 - 16:00

We want to celebrate what brings us all together, in spite of all our differences. Come between 4 and 8 December to the 8th edition of Diversity Week and take part in several activities that help celebrate diversity. 

Through a series of different workshops you will have the chance to get to know people with different sets of abilities, to see the different ways in which we interact with the world around us. 


The activities include arts and crafts workshops, shadow theatre, meeting therapy dogs, an introduction to sign language, and a film screening, all designed to help promote a better understanding of our similarities and differences, through interactive and fun activities. Entry is free to all the activities.

You can join us for the following activities which will take place at our library: 




Monday 4 December


"Să nu mor în vis" (Don't die in your sleep): film screening and discussion with film directors Ana Ciutu and Anelise Sălan

Wednesday 6 December


Sign Language workshop (with Prof. Florea Barbu)

The sign language workshop on Friday 8 December was cancelled. Thank you for your understanding! 


Diversity week is a festival organised in partnership with Light Into Europe Charity and Active Watch.

About Diversity Week

This year we are organising the 8th edition of the Diversity Week event which aims to promote the social model of disability, focusing on the abilities kids with different sensory impairments have, foster inclusion and educate the mainstream public in the spirit of respect for diversity.

A number of 85 children with hearing impairments from two schools in Bucharest will join a variety of workshops such as clay & felt modelling, acting games, sushi rolling, storytelling and investigation, mime, arts and crafts. The workshops are delivered by 4 British Council teachers, as well as well-known singers and actors. 

Also, 35 children from socially deprived communities, beneficiaries of different NGOs active in education (Policy Center for Roma and Minorities and Concordia Association) will attend music workshops and create the soundtrack of the Peter Pan story and investigation through reading.

To generate more awareness around diversity and help bring people together, over 75 students from mainstream secondary schools in Bucharest will attend workshops which will give them the opportunity to learn more about different aspects of diversity. The workshops include sign language and meeting “pets superheroes’, especially trained to work with autistic patients.

Since its launch in 2009, over 1000 children have taken part in the Diversity Week event, celebrating equality, diversity and social inclusion.