'White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue: Living Together As Equals in Dignity' argumenterer på vegne af de 47 regeringer, der er medlem af Europarådet, for, at respekt for og fremme af kulturel mangfoldighed er essensielt for samfundenes udvikling.
Managing Europe’s increasing cultural diversity – rooted in the history of our continent and enhanced by globalisation - in a democratic manner has become a priority in recent years.
How shall we respond to diversity?
What is our vision of the society of the future?
Is it a society of segregated communities, marked at best by the coexistence of majorities and minorities with differentiated rights and responsibilities, loosely bound together by mutual ignorance and stereotypes?
Or is it a vibrant and open society without discrimination, benefiting us all, marked by the inclusion of all residents in full respect of their human rights?
The Council of Europe believes that respect for, and promotion of, cultural diversity on the basis of the values on which the Organisation is built are essential conditions for the development of societies based on solidarity.