The promotion of the benefits of diversity in the workplace can lead to positive economic and social advantages – that was the lead idea in the fourth Brussels Debate for the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008 held on the evening of 4 June 2008. It focused on the challenges and opportunities posed by an increasingly intercultural work environment. The participants agreed that today’s social reality in Europe, with its ethnic, cultural and religious diversity, represents a unique configuration in European history.
The debate took place in the Residence Palace in the framework of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue, under the title «Couscous Culture: is that what Intercultural Dialogue in the workplace is all about?». It was organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the European Network Against Racism.
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