European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)

Press Release – 18.03.2002

"Dialogue against violence": round table organised by the Council of Europe on the occasion of the International Day against Racism

Strasbourg, 18.03.2002 - The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) of the Council of Europe will organise in Strasbourg, on 21 March, a round table meeting on "dialogue against violence". The meeting, to be opened by Hans Christian Krüger, Deputy Secretary General of the Organisation, will be launched with an address by Lydie Polfer, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg. The participants -locally elected persons, academics, representatives of the civil society- will tackle the issue, in particular, from the point of view of intercultural dialogue.

The round table, which will be open to the press, will take place on the Council of Europe premises (Palais de l'Europe, room 5). It will start at 9.30 a.m. on Thursday, 21 March.