Intercultural cities: governance and policies for diverse
Cities can gain enormously from the entrepreneurship, variety of skills and creativity associated with cultural diversity, provided they adopt policies and practices that facilitate intercultural interaction and inclusion. The Intercultural cities programme supports cities in reviewing their policies through an intercultural lens and developing comprehensive intercultural strategies to help them manage diversity positively and realise the
diversity advantage. The programme proposes a set of analytical and practical tools to help local stakeholders through the various stages of the process.
The DIVERSITY ADVANTAGE CHALLENGE is a contest for the best real-life stories of the successful involvement of people of different cultural backgrounds in the design of innovative products, services, policies, projects and initiatives. The stories should illustrate how it is possible to harness cultural diversity to the benefit of businesses, organisations and communities. Interested local authorities, enterprises, civil society organisations, media and other institutions worldwide are invited to share their stories by
answering to the questionnaire
by 31 October 2014.
Messages from Intercultural city leaders
Clickable map of participating cities
Click on the name of the cities to discover their intercultural
profiles and activities. (See also Associated cities)