Culture, Heritage and Diversity

 

5th meeting of the RECI-Spanish Network of Intercultural Cities

 

On April 25th, Fuenlabrada City Council hosted the fifth meeting of the RECI-Spanish Network of Intercultural Cities. The meeting was focused on discussing different projects in which are involved RECI cities, such as the Anti-rumours project or the Diversity one. This last project, lead by the Pompeu Fabra University and in line with the Council of Europe agenda, tries to develop a set of RECI indicators to evaluate intercultural policies.

 

Members of all the RECI cities attended to the working session, which was inaugurated by Carmen Bonilla, Councilor for Social Affairs at the Municipality of Fuenlabrada and Daniel de Torres, coordinator of the RECI and expert of the Council of Europe. Joana Prats, deputy director of Social Integration Area at ‘la Caixa’ Foundation; Gemma Pinyol, RECI’s consultant and expert on migration issues and Núria Franco, researcher at GRITIM-UPF.

 

The aim of the RECI, which currently has ten member cities, is to promote intercultural management in a diverse society through exchange of experiences and promoting actions between cities member to strengthen social cohesion. The RECI, initiated in 2011, is part of the Intercultural Cities project of the Council of Europe, with the academic advice of GRITIM-UPF and the support of Obra Social ‘la Caixa’.

 

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