Romanian Academic Society attended the forth meeting of the consortium partners in European Union funded research project ACCEPT Pluralism – Tolerance, Pluralism and Social Cohesion: Responding to the Challenges of the 21st Century in Europe.
Coordinated by the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (European University Institute) from Florence, Italy, the project gathers 18 academic institutions and civil society organizations from 17 European countries.
The meeting that took place between 8-9 March in Budapest focused on the discussion of draft versions of national reports concerning the challenges raised by pluralism in the political sphere. When launched, the reports will be accompanied by policy-briefs geared towards specific stakeholders that have the capacity to contribute to a better integration of tolerance and respect in the political life at local, regional or national level in each of the countries in the project, including Romania.
Since the start of the project in March 2010, other reports and publication have been published as part of ACCEPT Pluralism project, that may be of interest to Romanian researcher and civil society:
- Ethnic Diversity Challenges in Romania: Tolerance discourses and realities (authors: Alina Mungiu-Pippidi and Sinziana-Elena Poiana from RAS) published in 2010
- Addressing Cultural, Ethnic & Religious Diversity Challenges in Europe A Comparative Overview of 15 European Countries (author: Anna Triandafyllidou, European University Institute) published in 2011
- The Embodiment of Tolerance in Discourses and Practices Addressing Cultural Diversity in Romanian Schools (authors: Cristina Ana, Gabriel Andreescu, Madalina Doroftei, Petre-Georgian Matei from SAR) published in 2011
- Handbook on Tolerance & Cultural Diversity In Europe – of use to teachers/trainers which work directly with young people or high-school students (author: Anna Triandafyllidou, European University Institute) published in 2012
Visit the ACCEPT Pluralism website for a complete list of publications and events organised in the frame of the project.