Catalysti Talks 04.9.2017 EU Diversity Research Report with visiting Professor Venu Dhupa

Location: globe art point
Price: 0
Address: malminkatu 5, helsinki

In cooperation with CUPORE and Globe Art Point, Helsinki


Welcome to join us for an interactive seminar with visiting Professor Venu Dhupa who will discuss the results of her recent publication EU Diversity Research, this research is the largest piece of primary research with over 450 respondents from across 27 EU countries and invites us to consider the relevance to Society, Culture and Higher Education.


Time: Seminar/Workshop 10.00 � 13.00

Registration from 09.30

Informal gathering 16.00 � 18.00

Place: Globe Art Point, Helsinki

Directions: Malminkatu 5, map

Refreshments: Drinks and light snacks

Language: English

Seminar Seats limited: 30

Registration deadline: 28.08.2017

Venu Dhupas seminar/ workshop quick view:

In 2016 as the Netherlands approached the end of their Presidency of the European Union, the UK Embassy identified the subject of cultural diversity as a key and increasing challenge for Europe. There had been no significant primary EU wide research on the subject since 2008. Professor Venu Dhupa was invited to conduct primary research examining perceptions of and attitudes to cultural diversity. The research reveals the key hopes, fears, potential and challenges on this topic and the moral and citizenship obligations people feel we should consider as we plan our public policy and public services. The research is accompanied by a new Position Statement, which is created as a counter-point or counter-weight to some of the disturbing rhetoric coming from some parts of the political frame.” Note: Diversity in this sense covers the whole spectrum: age, race, gender, digital etc.


Alongside the results of the research the workshop will explore how we have a constructive conversation about this ‘hot topic’ without feeling that we are using the wrong words or causing offence.


Venu Dhupa is the Managing Director of VSDB Consultancy.  She has held several Senior Executive Roles in the Public Sector, including 3 at Non Departmental Public Bodies. She has held two senior roles in UK Charities, as CEO at the Nottingham Theatres Trust, with responsibility for over 100 staff and 200 volunteers and as Senior Director of Programmes at Stonewall the UKs largest campaigning Charity for LGBT issues.  She has drawn nearly �14million in additional or funds for the organisations in which she has held senior roles.

Venu also has an active Academic career, holding 2 Visiting Professorships, one in England and one in Scotland, and holds 2 External Examiner roles, one at the University of East Anglia and the other at the Open University.

She is currently Co-Editor of the International Journal for Creativity and Human Development; a Non-Executive Director of Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust; a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce and a Member of the European Cultural Parliament.


This event has been supported by Catalysti ry, Cupore, Globe Art Point, Arts Promotion Centre Finland and the City of Helsinki.




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