Inter cultural Europe

Who We Are?

A platform for bringing harmony and peace among all cultures within the European Union.

About the Platform

This platform has been created with a mission and vision in mind based on the nobility of a strong background.

To understand the concept of intercultural dialogue and action

To provide a space for engagement, learning and reflection among different sections of society

To represent the insights, experiences and needs of civic leaders who promote intercultural dialogue and action

To influence policy formation within the EU through which local, regional and national policies on intercultural and diversity engagement may improve


Our vision is to create a European community which values the diversity of its people and engages in intercultural dialogue as a means to enable full, free equal participation in society.


The European Cultural Foundation collaborated with the European Forum for the Arts and Heritage in 2008 to initiate a civil society platform with an aim to heighten the impact and effectiveness of the European Year, working towards integrated strategies for intercultural dialogue, sharing practices and concepts of intercultural dialogue, etc.

How It works

The Key to the Platform for Intercultural Europe

Participation - Membership

In the first two years after its formation, simple participation was the crucial factor to the Rainbow Platform. It was established as the Platform for Intercultural Europe legally in October 2008 and by May 2009 it became possible for organisations to join the platform as members.

The Organization

There are a large number of organisations that have signed the Rainbow Paper as a commitment to our vision. A lot of them have endorsed the move quite well too.

The Board

The General Assembly of Members elects the members to the Board of the Platform for Intercultural Europe. The candidates are fielded by member organisations and if elected must represent that organization for a mandatory three years.
Our Agenda
We have a pretty wide agenda including things like advocating for EU culture policy, EU integration policy, brokering migrants’ cultural participation, annual European Forums, discussing papers, intercultural practice exchanges, and many more.

Our Political Role

The Platform for Intercultural Europe is formally involved in Structured Dialogue through the EU Integration Forum promotes structured dialogue through The Platform for Intercultural Europe . As a physical platform for dialogue, it is also complemented by a virtual platform, the European Web Site on Integration. The Platform for Intercultural Europe also takes part in the bi-annual meeting of the meetings of the European civil society organisations and the European Integration Forum talks.

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Understanding European Culture

European Culture

We have all heard several takes on European culture and how it transforms into an essential part of your life. But to get a detailed view of the same, you need to start things from scratch and explore all that the culture has to offer. Due to that, we are here to provide a brief write up on European culture and tell you all there is to know about the same.


One of the biggest myths that people have about European culture is that they believe everyone in Europe follows the same culture. While it stands to be true for a small part, it is totally different when you look into the larger picture. People have their customs and rituals, which stand to make a difference for the better. Due to that, not everyone follows the same direction and will eventually bring in their own take on the matter. To take things further, most Europeans also use Beethoven and Da Vinci reference points to explain things smoothly.

While that is a bit visible for the older generation, modern Europeans are more interested in living the life of Hollywood celebrities. Thanks to that, culture plays an important role in their life, but it is also subject to change.

European Culture



Food stands to be an essential part of a culture, and one cannot deny the same. So if you’re looking into the culture of a place, you need to explore their eating habits and learn a few things about it. In that regard, you should know that Italian food, Indian and Chinese are all readily available in Europe. As time passed by, Europeans have gone ahead to welcome other cultures and move forward to explore the same. Thanks to all that, you will find people from around the world in this place as the power of unity stands to be strong.

From Muslims to Jews, Europe is a land of diversity, and the same can be said about their food. It tends to keep going on and on, and Europe also moves forward to welcome more.

European food


Apart from welcoming people, European culture has also been an influential force for all the right reasons. It has brought forward literature works, and numerous artists have come ahead to give their take on the same. One among the most notable ones is Leopold Von Wiese. While his work, “What Is European Culture?” does not delve deep into the concept, it brings about a unique take on the matter that stands to be vital. Due to that, you need to read the same and understand things for the better. By doing so, you can gain a comprehensive perspective on the matter and explore the things that are in store.