Irene Bloemraad

Migration Matters

Why Is Multiculturalism a Dirty Word in Europe?

Back in 2010, German Chancellor Angela Merkel infamously stated multiculturalism had ‘utterly failed’. Why has the concept of multiculturalism not found an easy home in European politics, even though it is a lived reality for many? We turn to Prof. Dr. Irene Bloemraad for her expert, comparative take.

Look out for….

  • Examples of European leaders questioning or disparaging multiculturalism.
  • European comparison with Canadian vision of multiculturalism
  • Policies of multiculturalism
  • Inclusive societies
  • Education curriculum example