Both SUS.DIV and EURODIV follow from ENGIME, the thematic Network on "Economic Growth and Innovation in Multicultural Environments" that in 2001 pioneered multidisciplinary research on cultural diversity. ENGIME aimed at organising a series of six multidisciplinary workshops with a view to define the conditions (policy, institutional, and regulatory) under which European diversities can promote innovation and economic growth. ENGIME was co-ordinated by Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and implemented by a partnership of European Institutes. ENGIME was co-financed by the European Commission, Fifth RTD Framework Programme, Key Action Improving Socio-Economic Knowledge (HPSE-CT2001-50007). The Project started in July 2001 and ended in December 2004. The schedule of the ENGIME Workshops was as follows:
"Mapping diversity: Understanding the dynamics of multicultural cities"Held on 16-17 May 2002, Leuven, Belgium and organised by Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U. Leuven).
"Communication across cultures in multicultural cities"Held on 7-8 November 2002, The Hague, the Netherlands and organised by the Hague University (HEBO).
"Social dynamics and conflicts in multicultural cities" Held on 20-21 March 2003, Milan, Italy and organised by Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM).
"Governance and policies in multicultural cities"Held on 5-6 June 2003, Rome, Italy and organised by the Istituto Psicoanalitico per le Ricerche Sociali (IPRS).
"Trust and social capital in multicultural cities"Held on 19-20 January 2004, Athens, Greece and organised by the Centre for Economic Research and Environmental Strategy (CERES).
"Multicultural Cities: Diversity, growth and sustainable development" Held on 18-19 November 2004, Rome, Italy and jointly organised by Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and the Istituto Psicoanalitico per le Ricerche Sociali (IPRS).
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