The interactive Intercultural cities index is now on-line
Interested cities are invited to join the
Intercultural cities index.
The Intercultural Cities Index illustrates visually the level of achievement of each city in relation to the 10 key elements of the intercultural integration model, how they progress over time, and how they compare with other cities. The INDEX is based on 66 questions grouped in 14 indicators with three distinct types of data. The INDEX makes it easier to identify and communicate where a city stands in relation to intercultural integration, where effort should be focused in the future and which other cities could be a source of good practice in these particular areas.
A report will be prepared for each city entering the INDEX and the results will be included in the
interactive graphs. The INDEX will also serve as a tool for research on the impact of the intercultural approach on the development and well-being of cities.
Reggio 3.0 - A platform to voice all of the inhabitants opinions!
Reggio Emilia launched its new intercultural publication 'Reggio 3.0' at a major press conference It is a joint initiative between the municipality of Reggio Emilia and the Centro Interculturale Mondinsieme,
an intercultural training centre. Reggio 3.0 is a monthly publication which is
translated into Russian, Arabic and Urdu. It is distributed both in a
traditional magazine format and in an online newsletter. It covers a wide range
of issues concerning migrants' life, work, education, training and community well-being. Paolo Ligabue, owner of Studio Ligabue, a translation service, volunteered to make this publication available in all three languages.
David Kait, the publication's editor and Marcello Stecco, the managing editor collaborated to create and launch Reggio 3.0.
"In the City of Reggio Emilia there are over 65,000 migrants, which I prefer to call
'new Reggiani', coming from over 130 different countries" –said Stecco-
"Our territory is one of rapid and increasing migration. It is for this reason
that we need to give a voice to these newly arrived inhabitants which are
increasingly characterising the city".
In order to fulfil the concept of citizenship, every member of a local community
who makes up a city's social fabric must be able to have a voice in his/her