National initiatives on intercultural dialogue
The European Year of Intercultural Dialogue was brought to life in every EU country by National Coordinating Bodies (NCBs), usually government Ministries or cultural institutions with experience and a role to play in intercultural dialogue.
Each country's national strategy for the Year responded to specific needs.
The European Year provided a new impulse for policy developments regarding the promotion of intercultural dialogue at national level.
At the same time, NCBs working with national partners drove the communication campaign, attracting media and public attention.
Knowledge generated during the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue was substantial, including at national level. National ministries or departments, as well as civil society representatives prepared a list of tools and publications during the Year.