Promoting Tolerance 2014 Observations
For over 20 years, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and the American Jewish Committee (AJC) have been cooperating on a project called “Promoting Tolerance” . The long-standing partnership emerged in 1992 and aims to promote a climate of pluralism and respect for diversity, to improve the rights of minorities and to create an atmosphere of mutual acceptance.
The Promoting Tolerance Group 2014 study programme brings emerging decision-makers together to exchange ‘best practice’ experiences of multicultural societies. Every year, a group of young liberal politicians and liberal minded representatives of civil society from Eastern Europe get the opportunity to become familiar with the American models of inter-ethnic coexistence, to establish valuable contacts, and to exchange useful examples, which can be replicated in their home countries. A few weeks ago, this year's participants returned from their study trip to the USA.
Participant Oleksandr Shvaiun (Ukraine) of the International Renaisannce Foundation shares his impressions of the programme:
This video was produced back in 2012 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of "Promoting Tolerance".