Being a minority in the EU – A look through Greek eyes

Being a minority in the EU – A look through Greek eyes

Filippos Tsitos' Akadimia Platonos, one of the three 2010 LUX Prize contenders, gives a fresh look at what it means to be a minority in a foreign country.
The European Union has one of the most extensive anti-discrimination laws in the world. It bans discrimination in the workplace on ethnic or racial grounds but also in other areas of daily life such as in education and the social services. Yet, according to the EU’s public opinion poll, Eurobarometer, 61% of those interviewed across the EU in 2009 believe that such discrimination persists*. How can society embrace minorities? What is the impact on the majority culture? What can be done to better facilitate an exchange?...
 
**  See special Eurobarometer on discrimination in the EU 2009.