Tolerance Indicators

The ACCEPT PLURALISM project creates a tool for assessing the levels of intolerance, tolerance and/or acceptance of cultural, ethnic and religious diversity in European societies. On the basis of our findings from our national case studies and the comparison among them, we have developed a set of qualitative tolerance indicators that seek to translate into assessment of Low / Medium / High the presence or absence of specific features in a country’s policies, practices and discourses.

Our Indicators offer relative measures (low / medium / high) that form the basis for a comparative account of tolerance, non-tolerance and acceptance across Europe. Our assessment is focused, qualitative and contextually informed and includes not only policy and legislative frameworks but also to the extent possible, social practices which may go beyond policy arrangements and legal rules. They are a tool for assessing whether European societies are becoming more or less tolerant in the last decade. The use of these indicators can provide a snapshot picture, a synchronic evaluation of where each society is positioned on an intolerance / tolerance / acceptance scale. But they can also be used in the future to assess whether a given society is becoming more or less tolerant. Alternatively, they can be applied to assess the same country in the past and consider how it has developed in recent years.

Our Indicators, in line with our in depth study of cultural diversity challenges in the 15 countries surveyed by the ACCEPT PLURALISM project, cover two main areas of public life that are of paramount importance for shaping social quality in a society: school life and politics.

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For the Tolerance Indicators Toolkit which presents the full set of Tolerance Indicators, their complementarity with other sets of indicators and guidelines on how to use them, click HERE.

For our Comparative Assessment Reports applying a Cluster of the Tolerance Indicators on a selected group of countries, assessing how tolerant they are both each individually and in comparison to one another, please see the list below

 

Applying Tolerance Indicators

Annexes

Assessing Tolerance in the Curriculum
Edited by Jan Dobbernack, University of Bristol
Assessing Tolerance in the Curriculum
Assessing Tolerance in Everyday School Life
Edited by Tore Vincents Olsen, Aarhus University
Assessing tolerance in everyday school Life
Local Policies of Exclusion of Minorities and Immigrants in Public Life
Edited by Elena Caneva and Maurizio Ambrosini, University of Milan
Local Policies of Exclusion of Minorities and Immigrants in Public Life
Assessing Minority Mobilisation and Representation 
Edited by Angéline Escafré-Dublet, CERI Sciences Po
Assessing Minority Mobilisation and Representation
Political Tolerance for Native Minorities 
Edited by Ayhan Kaya, Istanbul Bilgi University
Political Tolerance for Native Minorities
Assessing Tolerance for Religious Schools
Edited by Marcel Maussen, University of Amsterdam
Assessing Tolerance for Religious Schools
Roma School Segregation Indicators
Edited by Jon Fox and Zsuzsanna Vidra, University of Bristol and Central European University
Roma School Segregation Indicators
Assessing Tolerant and Intolerant Discourses and Practices in Political Life
Edited by Flora Burchianti, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Assessing Tolerant and Intolerant Discourses and Practices in Political Life
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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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