Work Package 2

Concepts and Theories on Tolerance and Cultural Diversity



The aim of this WP is to develop definitions of liberal and egalitarian concepts of tolerance;

Discuss their relationship with current theories of pluralism, liberalism, multiculturalism, recognition, communitarianism, national identity; and

Propose new readings of the relationship between these concepts and possibly a new way of thinking about tolerance of ethnic, cultural and religious diversity


Description of work


Partners 2, 8, 11, 13 will work on WP2 in parallel to WP1. This WP is coordinated by Partner 2 (University of Bristol, Tariq Modood).


The aim of this WP is to offer a critical reading of the state of the art in political and social theory concerning the currency and applicability of certain concepts and principles to contemporary European societies with a view to helping them address the challenges that cultural diversity brings for social cohesion.



Task 2.1 Critical review the relevant literature

Task 2.2  Draft a common report on the state of the scholarly debate and outline a new approach to tolerance and cultural diversity in Europe.

Task 2.3: Partners 1 and 10 will draft a Handbook on Cultural diversity and Tolerance. This Handbook is aimed for education and policy purposes.



D2.1 State of the Art: Tolerance and Cultural diversity in Europe (Month 10).
D2.2 Handbook for Secondary Education: Ideas on Cultural diversity and Tolerance in Europe. (Month 12)


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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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