Output and likely impact
The output of ACCEPT-PLURALISM to its target audiences includes:
- The ACCEPT PLURALISM website (www.accept-pluralism.eu) containing updated information on the ongoing relevant research;
- E-mail Alerts on relevant to the research events sent (in English) to academics, NGOs, policy makers and the media at the national and European levels;
- Academic publications in the project’s web site and in peer-reviewed scientific journals in different languages making ACCEPT PLURALISM’s findings accessible to the scientific world at large;
- Policy briefs relevant for politicians at the European Union, Council of Europe, national and local levels, and for journalists;
- National events and three European Workshops presenting the ACCEPT PLURALISM’s work and enhancing exchange of views with policy-makers, practitioners, representatives from NGOs and civil society, as well as with the academic community;
- A Handbook on Ideas on Diversity and Tolerance in Europe in plain language for non expert local and national policy makers and for secondary education teachers and students. The Handbook will explain the main concepts related to tolerating and accepting diversity, highlighting specific policies and practices from different EU countries.
- A Toolkit of Tolerance Indicators (quantitative & qualitative), which is expected to become a policy tool (for policy evaluation and policy development) for European and national/regional authorities, civil society actors, and the academic community.
- A book manuscript on tolerance, pluralism and cultural diversity in Europe to be of used by researchers and students in the fields of sociology, social policy, ethnic and racial studies, religion, minority and migration studies.
With the above output, ACCEPT PLURALISM:
- Produces key messages for policy makers and civil society actors as to how to make European societies more respectful towards cultural, ethnic and religious diversity
- Provides educational materials (the Handbook) that help raise the awareness of teachers, students and local policy makers or civil society actors about the conflicts that ethnic and religious diversity bring and the ways to solve them
- Creates a Toolkit of Tolerance Indicators for evaluating the policies and practices with which different countries deal with cultural, religious and ethnic diversity challenges and hence provides for a means for comparison among EU member states.