3.4.5 Cross-border intercultural dialogue and co-operation
The High Commission for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue (ACIDI), in addition to its own initiatives in the field of intercultural dialogue, is a member of the Roma EDEM project, whose aims are to reduce the disparity between anti-discrimination legislation and institutional practice, including issues relating to Gypsies and Travellers on the European political agenda. Coordination of this project is provided by the Fundación Secretariado General Gitano (see http://www.ciga-nos.pt/).
On the issue of specific support for international youth mobility, the Portuguese Youth Institute (Instituto Português da Juventude - IPJ) is in charge of the Youth in Action programme in Portugal (Juventude em Acção). This is a European Union programme which encourages mobility among young people between the ages of 15 and 28 both within and outside European borders, informal education, intercultural dialogue and the inclusion of all young people, regardless of their educational, social or cultural origins.
For more information, see our Intercultural Dialogue section.