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

 

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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.

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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.

 

 

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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:

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ACCEPT PLURALISM

Project Coordinator:
Prof. Anna Triandafyllidou,
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (European University Institute)

Funded by: the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme, Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities

Duration: 1 March 2010-31 May 2013

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