|Author(s)||Petrucijová & Meciar:|
|Editor||Europe of Many Cultures, Alastair Ross Ed.|
Since 1989 the Czech Republic has been changing towards an open and multicultural society, rather than a society in which only one predominant pattern of culture, way of life and system of values was asserted. As a future member of the European Union, the Czech Republic must decide on an important complex of problems. Its multicultural character should increase through the influence of European integration, so the question of our tolerance for other cultures and other religious systems is increasingly discussed. This problem is closely connected with others, such as a new concept of citizenship (that of Europe), a new concept of European identity in relation to national, and the problem of a European demos.