On 23 February, the city council of Klaksvík (the second largest town of the Faroe Islands) decided to formally apply for membership to the Intercultural Cities Programme. Marked by a deep-rooted spirit of cooperation and community cohesion, Klaksvík is experiencing a growing diversity of its residents, counting already 35 different nationalities despite the small size of the town. “This diversity brings with it new and specialised knowledge, skills, and experiences, which will enrich and further develop the Faroese society”, said Mr Jógvan Skorheim, Mayor of Klaksvík Municipality.
Making diversity an asset for all is also the goal of Klaksvík recently adopted Integration Plan, which outlines the city’s welcoming and integration policies. Implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Faroe Islands, Klaksvík integration plan will be a first step towards the preparation of a national integration policy.