Intercultural Dialogue

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2. The Council of Europe’s White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue:
This section has been organized with different issues. At first, there remains a historical background in the formation of the European Council’s White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue. Then, its contents, objectives, the European agenda for culture and working methods have been discussed sequentially.
2.1. The Historical Context:
The cultural environment of Europe is being changed and diversified for decades after decades due to cross-border migration that creates an effect on developing a distinct cultural identity. The changing cultural environment accelerates the way of globalization through the advancement of information and communication and interdependence between states
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For European economic growth, cultural sector has opened a new window by creating job opportunities. Thus, the European Agenda for culture has been created through the United Nations Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions with a vision 2020 for Europe applying the strategic mechanisms for the growth of job opportunities through international agreements. These strategic mechanisms include the principle of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms; the principle of sovereignty; the principle of the equal dignity of and respect for all culture; the principle of international solidarity and cooperation; principle of the complementarity of economic and cultural aspects of development; and the principle of openness and balance. Each and every EU Member State is responsible for its own cultural sector policies. In this regard, the European Commission is raising its hand to overcome the common challenges like changing models of cultural governance, and the member states for creating innovative cultural and creative sectors. The Commission is also working relentlessly, with the principles: promotion of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue; promotion of culture as a catalyst for creativity in the framework of the Lisbon Strategy for growth, employment, innovation and competitiveness; and the promotion of culture as a vital element in the Union's international relations in line with the “European Agenda for Culture” to reach its motto to create cultural and creative industries for the promotion of cultural diversity, protection of cultural heritage, for the sustainable growth of economic sectors across the
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