Cultural Diversity Forum

Cultural Diversity Forum

Cultural Diversity Forum – Call for the fourth thematic e-Conference

Deadline: 31st October 2007

This is the call for the launch of the fourth thematic e-Conference in the Cultural Diversity Forum.

The Cultural Diversity Forum is part of the network of excellence SUS.DIV, “Sustainable Development in a Diverse World”, 2005-2010, www.susdiv.org . SUS.DIV focuses on cultural diversity as a key element of a new strategy for sustainable development. It integrates European research capabilities across disciplines and countries to provide our society and polity with the instruments for managing it. The network is co-ordinated by Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) under the scientific lead of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U.Leuven).

The Cultural Diversity Forum aims at creating enduring dialogue between actors interested in cultural diversity at different levels. Actors from varying geographical locations and professional backgrounds are brought together in dedicated virtual spaces called “E-Conferences”.

Each e-Conference is issue-specific and is designed to create room for lively interaction on a topic linked to sustainable development in a diverse world. The fourth E-Conference should investigate about cultural dialogue and its role as a mechanism leading to knowledge creation and social capital and as a process promoting social cohesion.

How to propose your topic. If you are interested in proposing a topic for the fourth e-Conference, please send an e-mail to [email protected] by 31st October 2007 (subject: SUS.DIV Cultural Diversity Forum – Fourth thematic e-Conference) specifying your name and affiliation and providing a short description of your topic (max length: 500 words). Academics, stakeholders, NGOs, local authorities and governmental audiences, students and lay people all over the world are welcome to contribute.

The final decision will be taken by SUS.DIV Executive Committee by 15th November 2007, when the fourth e-Conference will also be launched on the web site.

Katia Reed
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