Conference on Building diverse communities based on shared values – the Intercultural cities approach

27-28 March 2017 Limassol, Cyprus

Organised under the Cypriot Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 27-28 March in Limassol, the event "Building diverse communities based on shared values – the Intercultural cities approach" will engage international and Cypriot stakeholders in a discussion on the...

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Coordination meeting of the Spanish Network of Intercultural Cities

30 March 2017 Madrid, Spain

The Spanish Network of Intercultural cities (RECI) will hold a coordination meeting on 30 March, at CaixaForum, in Madrid. The Spanish network of Intercultural cities includes sixteen municipalities that collaborate on intercultural policies and define good practices of local governance,...

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Selection of Lisbon and Rijeka to implement the pilot project on Cultural Heritage and diverse societies (STEPS)

Launched on 1 December 2016, the Joint Programme of the Council of Europe and the European Union, "Building specialisation strategies on local participation and heritage resources" aims at strengthening community cohesion, promoting trust, dialogue and mutual understanding across diverse...

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Expert’s visits to Cascais and Lisbon (Portugal)

21-24 March 2017 Cascais-Lisbon, Portugal

21-24 March the Intercultural cities programme will carry out expert visits to Cascais and Lisbon (Portugal). A representative of the Council of Europe and an independent expert will meet city officials (including the Mayors) and a wide range of local stakeholders in order to confirm the cities’...

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Mexico City : from « melting pot » to an intercultural and welcoming city

On 31 January 2017, the Constitutional Assembly of Mexico City issued the first Political Constitution in its history. The city is about to celebrate seven hundred years since its foundation, resulting from intense migration flows which nowadays qualifies Mexico City a welcoming city. The...

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The ICC Programme welcomes a new member from the Faroe Islands

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...

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Australia's first Intercultural Standards and Index

Lynda Ford, an expert in community development, youth entrepreneurship and intercultural practice, Dr Amrita Malhi and Dr Glenda Ballantyne have launched Australia's first Intercultural Standards and Index. The Standards and Index are aligned with the Council of Europe's Intercultural Cities...

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Inclusive Integration Policy Lab

16 February 2017 Berlin, Germany

Across Europe, competences on immigration and integration policies at state, regional and local governments vary significantly. This complex institutional landscape reflects the transversal and interdisciplinary nature of integration and, at the same time, it makes it particularly challenging to...

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Urban policies for inclusive integration and diversity advantage

Join the Intercultural Cities 2017 Milestone Event

28-29 November 2017 Lisbon, Portugal

Engage in a debate with Mayors about the most innovative and successful approaches to managing urban cultural diversity and the intercultural approach to social integration across Europe and worldwide. Help design solutions to urban challenges in dialogue with diverse residents of Lisbon –...

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A promising start of the year for the Moroccan Network of Intercultural Cities

2016 has been an important year for diversity advantage in Morocco. The year opened with the presentation of the Intercultural Cities concept to a group of 11 Moroccan cities (Tanger, Agadir, Meknes, Rabat, Casablanca, Marrakech, Chefchaouen, Tetouan, Kenitra, Martil, and Larache). The cities...

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