UDC 316.722:314.7(4-672EU)
Biblid: 1451-3188, 17 (2018)
Vol. 18, No 66, pp. 304-322

Оriginal article
Received: 01 Jan 1970
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970


Gordanić Jelica (Институт за међународну политику и привреду, Београд), jelica@diplomacy.bg.ac.rs

The crisis of multiculturalism in Europe is often related to the European migrant crisis. The author points out that the crisis of European multiculturalism has started much earlier. The issue of multiculturalism in the European Union had been regulated at national level. Individual models of the EU members, such as assimilation and ”guest workers” models, did not correspond to the classic definition of multiculturalism. 9/11 attack had caused the fight against terrorism worldwide. That had a consequence on European multiculturalism by transforming it. Since the beginning of the 21st-century, multiculturalism in Europe had changed into the question of integration of Islam into the European societies. The paper points out that the migration crisis is only one of the factors that contributed to the deepest crisis of multiculturalism in Europe so far. The author tries to answer the question to what extent it is possible to stop the further collapse of European multiculturalism.

Keywords: multiculturalism, Europe, European Union, migrant crisis, assimilation