30 / 2009
Duška Knežević Hočevar, Sanja Cukut Krilić, Majda Černič Istenič

Intercultural dialogue between lip service and practice

This essay discusses the concept of intercultural dialogue as it is defined in the European and Slovenian documents which refer to the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue in 2008, in view of some findings of the international research project Needs for Female Immigrants and their Integration in Ageing Societies, which was carried out in Slovenia between 2006 and 2007. The essay seeks to explain whether intercultural dialogue is a “moral compass” for the future image of the EU, or an established practice of an already effective exchange of views between the cultural carriers and/or participators in groups with various sociocultural backgrounds.
KEY WORDS: intercultural dialogue, foreigners, migration, female migrants, Slovenia