European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)

Round Table on “Dialogue against violence organised by ECRI on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination - Thursday 21 March 2002
(Strasbourg, Council of Europe, Room 5)


9.30 am

Opening by Mr Hans Christian KR▄GER,

Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe

Address by Ms Lydie POLFER, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luxembourg

Contributions from the panel

Moderator: Ms Yasmin ALIBHAI-BROWN, Author, United Kingdom

10.00 am

Mr Michael HEAD, Chair of ECRI: “Intercultural dialogue: a means for combating racism and racial discrimination

10.15 am

Professor Theo VAN BOVEN, University of Maastricht: “Universality of Human Rights and cultural diversity: what are the challenges for the future?

10.30 am

Professor Karmela LIEBKIND,

Department of Social Psychology of the University of Helsinki: “Extremism versus intercultural dialogue: how and why people turn to extremist movements

10.45 am

Ms Becha´a KADI-OUARAZ, local councillor of Evry

“Integration without assimilation: intercultural dialogue in European societies”

11.00 am

Ms Pascale CHARHON, Vice-Chair, European Network Against Racism (ENAR): “The contribution of NGOs to intercultural dialogue


11.30 am

Coffee break


12.45 am

Discussion: Open to the floor

12.45 am

Summing up and main conclusions: Ms Yasmin ALIBHAI-BROWN

13.00 pm

Close of the Round Table