ACCEPT PLURALISM, Tolerance, Pluralism and Social Cohesion.
Responding to the Challenges of the 21st Century in Europe
Fourth Project Meeting,
Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, 7-9 March 2012
The fourth meeting ofthe ACCEPT PLURALISM project was held on 7-9 March 2012 in Budapest, Hungary and was hosted by the Central European University.
All research teams along with the NGOs participating in the project (Banlieues d Europe, Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies and Churches Commission for Migrants in Europe) were brought together to discuss progress so far and decide on future research, activities and dissemination issues. ((Banlieues d Europe, Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies and Churches Commission for Migrants in Europe) were brought together to discuss progress so far and decide on future research, activities and dissemination issues.
The agenda of the meeting and the discussions held throughout 8th and 9th March revolved around the following axes:
a) a detailed presentation and discussion of the country case studies on tolerance and intolerance towards religious, cultural and ethnic diversity in political life (see below).
b) the planning ahead of the comparative reports and policy briefs editing, as well as of the dissemination activities of the project in collaboration with the NGOs- partners of ACCEPT Pluralism so as to communicate the project’s findings across Europe and to a variety of audiences.
A debate between Tariq Modood and Marcel Maussen took place in the evening of Thursday, 8th March, with title: Going Beyond Toleration: Should liberal democratic states also recognize collective identities? For a summary of the main points in the debate see the ACCEPT PLURALISM blog.
For the video of the debate uploaded in the CEU website see here.
A presentation on Challenges to Tolerance in Political Life can be found here , whereas for the presentations of the reports for each of the following studied countries see here: