This pilot case study investigates Ethno, a concept of intercultural learning and dialogue that has been existing for nearly 30 years. In particular, this study focuses on Ethno Flanders 2019.
Three lines of enquiry guided the research:
Utilizing qualitative data collection processes and Grounded Theory as an approach the hypothesis of this enquiry was: In what way do the experiences of attending an Ethno affect life, what parts of the experience appear to be the most meaningful, and more generally what are some of the narratives surrounding Ethno?
The research shows that attending an Ethno might have an impact on several different levels, especially as personal development, musical development, and creating a network of contacts around the world. This creation of meaning is made possible through the intensity of the camp, openness of the participants and the bubble-like immersion manifested through aspects of camp life.