An ERICarts Study for the European Commission
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About "Sharing Diversity":
The European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research (ERICarts Institute) worked together with a group of 12 key experts / special advisors and 37 national correspondents to investigate concepts of intercultural dialogue, their challenges do different sectors such as culture, education, sports or youth, and main actors involved in their promotion.
The Study includes 50 recommendations to European and national actors, some of which were taken up by authorities and NGOs during, and beyond, the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008 (EYID).
Together with Odile Quintin, Director General for Education and Culture of the EU Commission, Project Team Leader and ERICarts Executive Director Andreas Wiesand presented the main results of the study during the official launch of the EYID on 7 January 2008 in Ljubljana (right photo).
During the following months, the study was presented at different occasions, for example on 23 January 2008 in Brussels at the EU Economic and Social Committee during the EUNIC Conference "Who is Afraid of Mobility? Cultural consequences of migration and mobility", and on 18 November 2008 in Paris at a French EU Presidency Conference for the EYID: "Nouvelles perspectives du dialogue interculturel en Europe". Download presentation
A special hearing on cultural policies promoting intercultural dialogue was held with the project experts during the 6th Authors Conference of the Council of Europe/ERICarts Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe, May 2007 in Zagreb. Pictured below: project experts Simona Bodo and Jude Bloomfield with Compendium authors V. Bina (NL) and M. Tali / M. Lagerspetz (EE).