“The European Parliament and Council adopted the Decision to implement the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008 (EYID) in December 2006, as a component of the EU’s response to increasing cultural diversity in Europe. The EYID aimed to promote the benefits of this diversity, encouraging all those living in Europe to explore its cultural heritage and take advantage of opportunities to learn from different cultural traditions. The emphasis was on intercultural dialogue, as distinct from multiculturalism, the former implying interaction and developing common solutions, rather than simply living side-by-side.”
From Evaluation of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue, published in August 2009, .
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