Conference "Higher Education for Diversity, Social Inclusion, and Community: A Democratic Imperative"
15-16 June 2017 - Rome
The 2017 Global Forum is sponsored by the Council of Europe; the International Consortium for Higher Education, Civic Responsibility and Democracy; the European Wergeland Centre; and the host universities, LUMSA University and Australian Catholic University.
Democracy is faced with serious challenges, including mistrust of democratic institutions, increasing political, educational, and economic inequalities, alienation, rising intolerance, and rejection of cultural diversity. Higher education must play an essential role in building a culture of democracy based on furthering inclusion, recognising the value of diversity, and fostering democratic communities.
This is the fifth global forum that has developed as a core component of the ongoing partnership between the Council of Europe and the International Consortium for Higher Education, Civic Responsibility and Democracy to promote democracy, human rights and the rule of law, as well as social cohesion and intercultural dialogue through higher education.
- Conferences / Forums
- Conference "Higher Education for Diversity, Social Inclusion, and Community: A Democratic Imperative"
- Conference “Higher Education for Democratic Innovation”
- Conference “Reimagining Democratic Societies: A New Era of Personal and Social Responsibility?”
- Seminar "Universities as Promoters of Intercultural Dialogue in Multicultural Societies"
- Conference “Universities as Actors of Intercultural Dialogue in Wider Society”
- Forum "Converging Competences: Diversity, Higher Education, and Sustainable Democracy"
- Seminar "Intercultural Dialogue on the University Campus”
- Conference "New Challenges to European Higher Education – Managing the Complexities of a Globalized Society"
- Forum on Qualifications Frameworks
- Forum "The Legitimacy of Quality Assurance in Higher Education"
- Forum "The Responsibility of Higher Education for a Democratic Culture"
- Forum "Higher Education Governance"