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Reconciling multiculturalism and integration

••• Is diversity a societal asset or a key challenge to integration and social cohesion?

••• Which are the points of intersection between cultural groups that could enable

efficient societal cohesion?

••• What is the role of the minority media in intercultural dialogue?

••• How is diversity managed in the field of education?

••• Can linguistic divides be reconciled within multilingual societies through

targeted implementation of language rights?

These are some of the key questions that the Culture and Diversity Cluster is exploring, through a number of research projects addressing one of the key issues of contemporary politics – the governance of cultural diversity.

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Acknowledging the rise of cultural conflicts at the end of the 20th century, the cluster research programme departs from the assumption that politically relevant cultural differences such as language, religion, traditions and ethnicity have a significant potential to fuel tensions if manipulated or abused.

Elaborating strategies and practices of diversity management hence needs to become a policy priority in the age of globalisation. Ensuring societal stability and cohesion while respecting democracy, human and cultural rights is one of the key challenges of the 21st century.

To avoid terminological confusion with the numerous definitions of ‘culture’, and with respect to the goals of the research programme, the Cluster addresses the concept through the idea of the ‘others’, looking not so much at the reasons for ‘us versus them’ but rather than at the possibilities for ‘us with them’.

Team

Zora Popova

Affiliated Experts

Fernand de Varennes
Kristin Henrard
Reetta Toivanen
Tomasz Kamusella
Gwendolyn Sasse
Jennifer Jackson Preece
Will Kymlicka
Kinga Gal

Cluster News

ECMI-supported publication on the Decade of Roma Inclusion is now online!

ECMI-supported publication on the Decade of Roma Inclusion is now online!

"The Decade of Roma Inclusion: Origins, Actors, and Legacies" is the title of the article in the special issue of the European Education, published with the ECMI support.
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The Roma in Moldova: ECMI Report 69 is now online!

The Roma in Moldova: ECMI Report 69 is now online!

The ECMI Report #69 is authored by Dr. Raul Carstocea and Dr. Andreea Carstocea and focuses on Roma communities in Moldova.
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National Minorities and Bridge Building: ECMI side event at the OSCE Ministerial Council

National Minorities and Bridge Building: ECMI side event at the OSCE Ministerial Council

“National Minorities, Bridge Building and Integration” was the title of an ECMI presentation at the OSCE Ministerial side event in Hamburg.
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Ensuring Language Diversity: The Donostia Protocol text is finalized

Ensuring Language Diversity: The Donostia Protocol text is finalized

The ECMI is a part of the Organising Committee for the Protocol to Ensure Language Rights. The text of the Protocol was finalized at the meeting on 25 October 2016.
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The German Federal GovernmentThe German
Federal Government
The Danish GovernmentThe Danish
Government
The Federal State Schleswig-HolsteinThe Federal State
Schleswig-Holstein