About our manifesto "the Rainbow Paper"

A civil society initiative under the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008
EYID 2008

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This site serves the public endorsement of The Rainbow Paper, an initiative of the Platform for Intercultural Europe (previously the “Rainbow Platform”). The endorsement process started on 6th October 2008 and is open-ended.

The Rainbow Paper is the result of several consultation exercises in the course of 2007 and 2008. It is a collection of and compromise between hundreds of view points.

The paper sets out five steps to making interculturalism our new human norm and proposes five sets of recommendations: Educating, building capacity by organisations, monitoring for sustained policies, mobilising across boundaries and resourcing of Intercultural Dialogue. The recommendations are addressed to civil society organisations and public authorities at all levels in Europe, using the European Union as the point of access. Civil society organisations are invited to sign up to the recommendations on-line.

The endorsed document was first presented to the public and to the EU Council at the closing event of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue on 17-19th November 2008 in Paris. The Platform for Intercultural Europe is a formally recognised partner to the European Union institutions under the process known as “Structured Dialogue”. It delivered its recommendations, and continually promotes them in this capacity.

Organisations who endorse the Rainbow Paper also have the possibility of becoming members of the Platform for Intercultural Europe as a legally established association.

initiated by
Culture Action Europe   ECF logo
consultation realised by
LabforCulture
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