On August 26, 2011, 159 experts from Switzerland and elsewhere gathered in Zurich on the occasion of a forum on cultural diversity and sustainable development organized by the Swiss Coalition for Cultural Diversity. NGOs and public institutions in the field of development cooperation joined with cultural institutions and organizations, artists, and cultural organizers and mediators for a series of workshops and presentations tracing Swiss cultural cooperation initiatives in the developing countries. The forum showed that despite the extensive work in Switzerland and in partner countries in the South and East, many initiatives still remain largely unknown. This gathering served as a first public forum to encourage the sharing of information and experiences and to discuss urgent topics and strategies for the future.
The final report containing presentations made at the forum is available in French and German on the Swiss Coalition for Cultural Diversity website.