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Prof. Janny de Jong receives NWO grant

13 March 2015

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientic Research (NWO) has taken a positive decision on the application, submitted by prof. Janny de Jong, University of Groningen and prof. Masanao Murakami, University of Osaka, for a joint symposium on the topic of "Racism and Intolerance in Europe and Asia - Challenges and Policies" at the University of Groningen on 23 and 24 June 2015.

prof. Janny de Jong
prof. Janny de Jong

The symposium takes place under the cooperation agreement between NWO and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).The elimination of racial discrimination (and all forms of discrimination) is a global agenda. Though the problem of racism and discrimination is old, the pattern has changed due to globalization, influx of migrants and asylum seekers. Japanese and Dutch researchers will discuss the matter of racism and intolerance from a historic, political , sociological, cultural and legal perspective. Specific attention will be paid to the comparison between the Netherlands and Japan.

The symposium is a follow-up on a symposium organized by the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), February 2015: five European speakers (Prof dr. Janny de Jong, Groningen; prof Dr. Catherine Wihtol de Wenden, CNRS, France ; prof dr. Wilhelm Heitmeyer, Bielefeld Germany; Mr Paul Lappalainen, Senior Advisor Swedish Equality Ombudsman, Sweden ; dr Stephanos Stavros, Executive secretary European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, Strasbourg, France) discussed European policies, legislation, and current research.

Contact: prof. dr. Janny de Jong


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