Tolerance, Pluralism and Social Cohesion: Responding to the Challenges of the 21st Century in Europe

Project financed by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme.

The project aims to investigate whether European societies have become more or less tolerant during the past 20 years. Bringing together empirical and theoretical findings, ACCEPT PLURALISM generates a State of the Art Report on Tolerance and Cultural Diversity in Europe targeting policy makers, NGOs and practitioners, a Handbook on Ideas of Tolerance and Cultural Diversity in Europe aimed to be used at upper high school level and with local/national policy makers, a Tolerance Indicators' Toolkit where qualitative and quantitative indicators may be used to score each country's performance on tolerating cultural diversity, and a book on Tolerance, Pluralism and Cultural Diversity in Europe, mainly aimed to an academic readership.

The project includes direct communication with and input from policy makers, civil society, political and media actors for the dissemination and exploitation of its findings. The consortium is formed by 17 partner institutions and is coordinated at the RSCAS by Anna Triandafyllidou and at GRITIM-UPF by Ricard Zapata-Barrero and Flora Burchianti.

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Workpackage 4



9 March 2011
19 March 2012

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25 June 2012
27-28 September 2012
25-26 January 2013
  • ACCEPT European Conference, Lyon: Preview
5-6 March 2013