|Author(s)||Papoulia-Tzelepi et al:|
|Editor||Europe of Many Cultures, Alastair Ross Ed.|
The multiculturalism of Europe and many European Union countries individually has been discussed at all levels, from policy makers to the layman (Ronge & Simon 2001; Committee of Ministers of Council of Europe 2000). Europe is not made up of nations established by immigrants (Favell 2000). In almost all European countries the percentage of foreigners has increased dramatically since World War II, and Europe is becoming a place in which immigrants and their descendants play an important economic, social, cultural and political role.