ACCEPT PLURALISM aims to investigate whether European societies have become more or less tolerant during the past 20 years. Project questions how much cultural diversity can be accommodated within liberal and secular democracies in Europe. The notions of tolerance, acceptance, respect and recognition are central to the project. ACCEPT PLURALISM looks at both native and immigrant minority groups.
In particular, the project investigates when, what and who is being not tolerated / tolerated / respected in 15 European countries; why this is happening in each case; the reasons that different social actors put forward for not tolerating / tolerating / respecting specific minority groups/individuals and specific practices.
The project analyses practices, policies and institutions, and produces key messages for policy makers with a view to making European societies more respectful towards diversity.