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The Diversity Advantage Challenge


The Diversity Advantage Challenge is a means to raise awareness among the public and private decision-makers about the benefits of diversity and to provide a large number of examples of how organisations, businesses and cities which have realised these benefits by creating innovative products, services, ideas and initiatives.
The challenge will help understand better the conditions under which diversity generates innovation and the do’s and don’ts of the process.
It is a contest for the best real-life stories of the successful involvement of people of different cultural backgrounds in the design of innovative products, services, policies, projects and initiatives.
The stories should illustrate how it is possible to harness cultural diversity to the benefit of businesses, organisations and communities.

Interested local authorities, enterprises, civil society organisations, media and other institutions worldwide are invited to share their stories by 31 October 2014.


Exhibition

Exhibition on the 60th Anniversary of the European Cultural Convention


The aim of this exhibition is to give you an insight into what the Council of Europe does in these areas and how it helps to strengthen democracy and human rights across Europe and beyond.

"We believe in diversity as a force for democracy and encourage dialogue as a means of building peace."

The Council of Europe is the leading human rights Organisation in Europe. It has 47 member states, 28 of which are members of the European Union.

Culture plays a key part in understanding other people and respecting diversity. That is why the Council of Europe in 1954 adopted the European Cultural Convention, which organises co-operation throughout Europe in the areas of culture, education, youth, sport, languages and the transmission of common values.

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