Friday 17 April 2015 -
17:00 to 19:00
Kino Tuškanac, Zagreb

As part of this year's Festival of tolerance, EUNIC Croatia is organising a round table on the topic "Dialogue works - How cultural and religious dialogue forms a stable society in Europe" at Kino Tuškanac on Friday, 17 April from 5-7pm.

"Never before has the need for inter-cultural dialogue in Europe been more evident. Recent events in France, Denmark, Belgium and Ukraine show that across Europe there continues to be a deep mistrust between communities and individuals living side by side.  This can be both a religious as well as a cultural divide but in many cases it might be both.  Sometimes it comes from recent demographic changes in Europe but at other times it is based on decades or centuries old mistrust.   However across Europe and here in Croatia there are excellent examples of situations where dialogue and discussion are what is required to build respect, break down differences and allow co-existence on this small continent we all call home.  Come and join EU National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC) to discuss what works and how we can build a stable society where differences are respected and valued."

Conor Snowden, EUNIC Croatia



  • Professor Jose Carlos Carvalho, Lecturer at Catholic Portuguese University of Oporto, Portugal
  • Mr. Jakob Finci, President of the Jewish community in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • PD Mag. Dr. Ernst Fürlinger, Head of the Center for Religion and Globalization, Danube University Krems, Austria
  • Professor Joseph Maïla, Professor of Geopolitics, Mediation and International relations at ESSEC, School of Management, France
  • Ms. Amina Nanić, representative of the Islamic Gymnasium Dr Ahmed Smajlović, Zagreb, Croatia

Join the discussion and participate in the development of dialogue between cultures and religions - register by sending a message to:

Requests for interviews with speakers:

To find out more, please read the document below or visit the Festival's official website