The tools of cultural pluralism

When, local time: 
Friday, 2 October 2015 -
9:15am to 6:30pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Contact: 
alexandre.navarro@diplomatie.gouv.fr / 01 53 69 33 89

The international conference on “The tools of cultural pluralism”, will take place at UNESCO Headquarters on 2 October 2015, during the Week of Foreign Cultures organized by the Forum of Foreign Cultural Institutes in Paris. It will offer an inventory, at a European level and beyond of initiatives aimed at the promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions as tools of living together.

Faced with persistent forms of xenophobia and social exclusion, facing the spectacular acts of intolerance which our societies are witnessing, the UNESCO 2005 Convention, by which Parties undertake to develop public policies for the promotion and protection of the diversity of cultural expressions, is more relevant than ever: it encourages to take into consideration the role of culture in dialogue and pluralism, beyond social and cultural affiliations.

Designed in conjunction with the mission "Living Together" of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication (cultural institutions and associations), Cultural pluralism is embodied through projects carried daily by a plurality of actors (cultural operators, associations, educators, institutions).

Cultural pluralism tools intend to offer an international perspective on initiatives and good practices in the service of promoting the diversity of cultural expressions in the areas of heritage, artistic creation, and media & cultural industries: support to the creation, programming and diversification of the cultural offer, public policies, intercultural education, mediation, human resources policies and international cultural cooperation.

First of a series of two international conferences, this meeting is primarily aimed at cultural professionals, associations, social and educational field, Permanent Delegations to UNESCO, publics of foreign cultural institutes in Paris, but also to all those who wish to be informed and discuss on how cultural policies contribute to the consolidation of citizenship and prevention of social fragmentation.