Intercultural Dialogue in Central Asia
The Project aims to promote cultural pluralism and intercultural dialogue, including interreligious dialogue in Central Asia. It also seeks to encourage intercultural cooperation among especially those countries which are in a period of transition or post-conflict situation with a view to strengthening social cohesion, solidarity and peace in the region.
Focusing on Central Asia where reciprocal influences have played an important role, the project brings to light elements which illustrate the concept of "common heritage and plural identity" that emerged during the UNESCO former project "Integral Study of the Silk Roads: Roads of Dialogue"(1988-1997). In this regard, some of the Silk Roads activities that have long-term implications and could have produce multiplier effects have been extended in the present project.