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Michelle Williams (ed.), 2012,
London, United Kingdom
- book

The Multicultural Dilemma

In this book, the authors explore the challenges of governing multicultural societies and how ethnic difference could be better understood and mediated by modern nation states. They also examine changing patterns of migration and what obstacles they bring to integration or assimilation.

Susan Eckert, 2005,
Andover, United Kingdom
- book

Intercultural Communication

In this book, the author moves away from the notions of ethnicity and colour to an inside-out approach to understand the many ways in which people differ culturally from each other. The author delivers guidelines to identify our own stereotypes, to understand the impact of our beliefs and world views on our behaviour, to respond to the challenges of intercultural communication and to build critical constructive communication skills.

Carolyn Calloway-Thomas, Pamela J. Cooper, Cecil Blake, 1999,
- book

Intercultural Communications: Roots and Routes

In this book, the authors are interested in the ways intercultural communication is changing in relations to the rapid cultural and linguistic changes occurring in the world at that time.


GEITONIES (meaning ‘Neighbourhoods’ in Greek) was concerned with the influence of interethnic interactions on creating a more tolerant, cohesive and integrated society. Multiculturalism and integration are two concepts that were examined in this survey study alongside with long-established policies dealing with immigrant populations and diversity management.

Funded by the European Commission and other organisations, this 2-year project was targeted at journalists, media decision-makers, journalism academics, and minorities NGOs. The main objective was to fight xenophobia by promoting good inter-ethnic relations and conflict resolution in the media of South Eastern Europe. Participants in this project were able to produce manuals, discuss in workshops but also attend news agency training schemes and assist in the development of a university journalism curriculum.

Funded by the European Commission, this pan-European study emphasised the necessity of promoting of diversity and the fight against discrimination in the media in the 27 EU Member States and 3 EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway). Best and innovative practices were sought and identified in the fields of diversity and anti-discrimination. Recommendations were submitted to the European Commission and other institutions before the study was published.

28/05/2010 - 30/05/2010,
Bucharest, Romania
- conference

Media for Diversity in New EU countries

Organiser: Media Diversity Institute and Centre for Independent Journalism

Following up of the European Commission Study on Media & Diversity, this 3-day conference gathered media representatives and civil society organisations (from Bulgaria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia) to examine best practices about media coverage of diversity issues from 30 European countries and create future partnerships and action plans. Representatives from the UK, France, the European Commission, the FRA and the Council of Europe were also present.



Development of networks and stimulation of exchanges of knowledge occurred during “six workshops between May 2002 and November 2004. The workshops (held in Leuven, The Hague, Milan, Rome, Athens and Rome again) were focusing on the following themes: “mapping diversity: understanding the dynamics of multicultural cities; communication across cultures; social dynamics and conflicts; governance and policies; trust and social capital; multicultural cities: diversity, growth and sustainable development”.

21/05/2012 - session

“Do one thing for Diversity and Inclusion”

Organiser: United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and UNESCO

The 2012 campaign encouraged people and organizations to promote diversity. It had three main objectives: 1) raise awareness worldwide of the crucial importance of intercultural dialogue, diversity and inclusion. 2) Commit individuals to support diversity in their everyday life. 3) Fight stereotypes and improve understanding and cooperation among different cultures.

European Network of Equality Bodies - Equinet, 2 March 2010,
Brussels, Belgium
- guidebook

Diversity at Work: A guide for SMES

Written for the European Commission’s “For Diversity Against Discrimination” Campaign

This guide for the Small and Medium Enterprises’ employers (SMEs) describes the benefits of diversity for their business. 8 top tips and suggestions about recruitment, the acquiring of new customers and the access to new markets are displayed in this brochure. The guide also offers a resource section where employers can find useful links to publications and organisations specialised in diversity from their own countries.


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