ERIC Number: ED347110
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
New Minority Groups in the Citadel of Europe. General Report of a Multidisciplinary Conference on the Educational and Cultural Aspects of Community Relations (Strasbourg, France, December 5-7, 1989).
Large numbers of persons of African and Asiatic descent have immigrated to the countries of Western Europe in recent decades, and their presence has raised significant problems in terms of racial and cultural relations for European leaders. This document features the general report from a conference sponsored by the Council of Europe's Council for Cultural Cooperation that was devoted to discussing issues concerning minority-majority relations. The general report seeks to focus on the problem by examining the interaction of imported cultures with those of the host countries. Background information on the specific issues involved is provided including steps taken by individual European states, prior Council of Europe studies, and the agenda for the 1989 conference. A series of new approaches to addressing the problems is then put forth, including models such as interculturalism, multiculturalism, and transculturalism. A number of appendices are included: (1) reports of the four working groups of the 1989 Strasbourg Conference; (2) "The Islamo-Mediterranean Dimension," an article by Professor A. Moatissime; and (3) a list of the participants at the 1989 Strasbourg Conference. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers - Location: Europe