On 15-16 October, participants in the R&D project "Human rights, multicultural societies and conflicts" met with other French, Spanish and British researchers in order to share the results obtained over the past three years and explore new areas of interdisciplinary analysis. The II International conference on cultural diversity and conflicts in the EU, held at Paris Sorbonne University, generated fruitful debates around the regulation of private relationships, the negotiation of public institutions, the redefinition of national identities and the fight against discrimination. Here is a brief overview of the interventions.




PA150326reducidaStarting from the left: Ángeles Solanes Corella and Geraldine Galeote, conference organisers; Nancy Berthier, director of CRIMIC, Paris Sorbonne University.


Keynote address



Neither Republican integration nor interculturalism. What now? Javier de Lucas, University of Valencia (right). 


Conflicts and cultural diversity in the private sphere



Good practice in the management of family diversity. Ángeles Solanes, University of Valencia (right).

Mixed couples and intimate interculturality in Europe. Anne-Marie Autissier, Paris 8 University (left).


Mario RuizreducidaCustom and multiculture: breach of law or regulated admission? Mario Ruiz, Rovira i Virgili University (right).

Hospitality and work for irregular migrants in France and Spain: from administrative to criminal sanctionsGéraldine Galeote, Paris Sorbonne University (left).


Conflicts and cultural diversity in the public sphere



Welfare, neighbourhood and new geographies of diversity: rethinking the ethnography of super-diversity at the margins of the city. Mette Louise Berg, University of Oxford (left).

Stereotypes and emotions in the construction of diversity recognition policiesEncarnación La Spina, Deusto University (centre).


DSCN6133reducidaResponses to the crisis and social protest: conflict and diversity in recent anti-eviction mobilisationsBenjamín Tejerina, University of the Basque Country.



The incorporation of Islam in Spain and the conflicts surrounding the opening of mosques and prayer rooms. Albert Mora, University of Valencia (left).

Cultural diversity and linguistic communitarianism in the European Union. Rosalia Barcia, Paris Sorbonne University (centre).


Cultural diversity and identity conflicts



Landscapes and identities in the origins of tourism in the Basque Country, 1900-1936. Maitane Ostalaza, Paris Sorbonne University (left).

Collective identity and religion. Jaime Bonet, University of Valencia (second on the left).

The defense of Spanish specificity against the rise of liberal culture, 1833-1840Laetitia Blanchard, Paris Sorbonne University (right).


The long shadow of ETA or when social and political dissidence is conflated with ETA terrorism. Sara Álvarez Pérez, Paris Sorbonne University (left).

The inter/intraterritorial conflict in Spanish regional cultural policies and the problem of Spanish identity. Juan Arturo Rubio Aróstegui, Nebrija University in Madrid (centre).


Cultural diversity and discriminatory policies in the EU 



Cultural diversity and multiple discrimination in Europe. Letizia Mancini, University of Milan (left).

The governance of ethnic segregation in compulsory schooling: current trends and dilemmasPier-Luc Dupont, University of Valencia (centre).

Institutional racism as a source of conflict in diverse societiesMaria José Aguilar, University of Castilla-La Mancha (right).



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