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The Council of Europe is organizing, in co-operation with the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (PFUR), a conference on “Universities as Actors of Intercultural Dialogue in Wider Society”, which will be held in Moscow on 2-3 June 2009. The conference will focus on the role of higher education in promoting intercultural dialogue in the wider society, i.e. outside the boundaries of the institution.
This event is part of the project “The University between Humanism and Market: Redefining Its Values and Functions for the 21st Century”, which was launched in November 2007.

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Last update: 3 September 2009

Venue of the Forum
Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (PFUR)
ul. Miklukho-Maklaya, 6
117198 Moscow
Russian Federation

Council of Europe
Higher Education and Research Division - DGIV
67075-Strasbourg, France
Ms Sara Eco CONTI


Ms Mireille WENDLING


Fax: + 33 (0)3 88 41 27 88

Information documents
- Draft Programme of the conference
- Synopses & biographical information
- Keynote speech by Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni
- Powerpoint and text presentations

Conference Report by Dr. Van’t Land
Conclusions & recommendations of the Conference
Conclusions & recommendations of the Conference in Russian and French

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Reference documents
- The Council of Europe White paper on Intercultural Dialogue “Living Together as Equals in Dignity”, a key policy statement on the values of the Council of Europe adopted by the Committee of Ministers in May 2008.
- General report of the Seminar on “Intercultural Dialogue on the University Campus”, Strasbourg, 4-5 March 2008.
- Conclusions & recommendations of the invitational Forum on “Converging Competences: Diversity, Higher Education, and Sustainable Democracy”, coorganized with the US Steering Committee of the International Consortium for Higher Education, Civic Responsibility and Democracy, Strasbourg, 2-3 October 2008.
- CDESR background document, plenary session September 2007
- Faro Declaration

Links to partner organisations
- Council of Europe Steering Committee for Higher Education and Research (CDESR) http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/highereducation/
- Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (PFUR)

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