The Integration Foundation is happy to invite you to take part in the upcoming international conference „Shared Identities in Diverse Communities: the Role of Culture, Media and Civil Society”. This conference will take place on 16 and 17 November 2017 in Nordic Hotel Forum in Tallinn, Estonia. With Estonia’s presidency of the council of the EU, Tallinn becomes a visible platform for highlighting key challenges and sharing best practices and experience on EU level.
The conference addresses the challenges of ensuring cohesion, peace and stability in contemporary culturally diverse societies. Increased migration along with economic downturn have triggered rise of xenophobia in many European countries, influencing both attitudes towards migrants and relations between existing cultural groups and people with migrant background. Inclusion of the second- and third generation migrants is still a challenge in several European countries.
This international conference is an interdisciplinary platform bringing together key experts, policy-makers and government officials, EU organisations, research institutions and teams working in the field of integration, including European Integration network members representing governments of EU member states.
Conference speakers are recognized international experts from Canada, United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Estonia. They will address various topics related to the role popular culture, media, active civil society and the education system play in creating the environment that supports development of inclusive shared identity and cohesion in culturally diverse societies.
Conference participants are integration experts, policy-makers, researchers, members of civil society, business owners and representatives of international organizations – all of which are interested in contributing to the discussion about the future of our diverse societies.
Conference registration is open until Wednesday, 1 November or until there are no more available spots.
Participation at the conference is free of charge. The working language will be English, with simultaneous translation to Estonian and Russian.
The conference is organized by Integration Foundation and supported by the Estonian Ministry of Culture and the European Commission, as well as partners the British Council, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Tallinn University and others.
We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming conference!