Promoting tolerance in the EU

13-11-2015

In 1995 − which was the United Nations (UN) Year for Tolerance − the UN established 16 November as the International Day for Tolerance. The day was intended to serve as a reminder of the dangers of intolerance and the necessity to promote tolerance through raising public awareness, education and other means. Recent research and surveys have shown that this reminder is still very much needed. The EU has made many efforts to combat intolerance in Member States and has stepped up action in recent years.

In 1995 − which was the United Nations (UN) Year for Tolerance − the UN established 16 November as the International Day for Tolerance. The day was intended to serve as a reminder of the dangers of intolerance and the necessity to promote tolerance through raising public awareness, education and other means. Recent research and surveys have shown that this reminder is still very much needed. The EU has made many efforts to combat intolerance in Member States and has stepped up action in recent years.