Intercultural Dialogue and the Council of Europe

Fri, 01 Jul 2011 18:00 in Discussion Forums

Where: Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan's College, Durham University, Windmill Hill, Durham DH1 3LJ
Time: 18:00
With: Fiona Hall MEP, North East


The aim of the dialogue between cultures is to enable people to live together peacefully and to develop a sense of community and belonging. The talk will be drawing an attention to the White Paper’s recommendations. The White Paper provides various orientations for the promotion of intercultural dialogue, mutual respect and understanding, based on the core values of the Organization. Emphasising the importance of ensuring appropriate visibility, the Ministers welcomed the White Paper as a “significant pan-European contribution to an international discussion steadily gaining momentum”, and called on the Council of Europe and its member states to give suitable follow-up to its recommendations.


Fiona Hall MEP

Fiona Hall (née Cutts) was born on 15th July 1955, in Swinton, Manchester. She has lived in Whittingham, Northumberland since 1981 and has two grown up daughters. Fiona was educated at Worsley Wardley Grammar School in Swinton and Eccles College. She graduated in Modern Languages at Oxford University (St Hugh's College) and then gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Education at Oxford Polytechnic. After leaving University, Fiona taught in a squatter settlement in Botswana for two years. On her return to England, she worked in Northumberland as a play group leader and part-time supply teacher.