Welcome to the website of the research project on intergroup toleration, conducted by researchers at the European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations at Utrecht University, with international collaborators.

This project aims to provide key insights into the dynamics of intergroup toleration in culturally diverse societies. Intergroup toleration is increasingly promulgated and embraced for developing harmonious cultural diverse societies, but ‘mere’ tolerance is also considered limited and problematic.

We try to answer questions such as:

  • How do people live with differences that they object to?
  • What are the implications of a tolerant society for majorities and minorities?
  • What are the psychological processes underlying tolerance?
  • Do people necessarily dislike or look down upon practices that they object to?
  • What are the reasons why people are (in)tolerant?
  • Where do people draw the line between what they can and cannot tolerate?
  • What is it like to be tolerated?
  • Is tolerance enough to create a just society?

On this website you can find more information on the research aims, the team, preliminary results and news, and about participating in our research.