Organised by the Conference of International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs)
with the support of the Council of Europe and a financial contribution from INGO-Service, the Forum builds on the outcome of the
Istanbul NGO Forum "New multicultural challenges: how can NGOs play their part" held in March 2011.
The Forum aimed to
● give a civil society dimension to the implementation of the “White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue” and
to the recommendations of the report of the Group of Eminent Persons on “Living together: Combining diversity
and freedom in 21st-century Europe” by identifying new approaches to inclusive multicultural societies in Europe; ● highlight the new multicultural challenges facing European societies and identify best practice in NGO work aiming at mastering
diversity and making it a benefit for society;
● offer a framework for sharing experience among NGOs and for dialogue between representatives of civil society and representatives of
governments, parliaments and local and regional authorities;
● launch the Toolkit for the practice of Intercultural Dialogue;
● pursue co-operation with civil society from the Southern rim of the Mediterranean.
Conclusions of the Forum
General Report of the Forum