Culture, Heritage and Diversity


Intercultural cities: examples of good practices

 

 

Guidance for city policy-makers with good practice examples


The Intercultural city aims at basing its policies and identity on the explicit acknowledgement that diversity can be a resource and not necessarily a problem. To achieve this, the city puts in place a strategy to adapt its governance system and its policies in all relevant fields to the needs of a diverse population. Intercultural city strategies need to facilitate positive intercultural encounters and exchanges but should not ignore or fail to address intercultural conflict. Conflict is to be welcomed as inevitable. Handled well, it can lead to mutual learning and growth for all participants, including city authorities.

 

Consultation and participation of citizens and communities in the development, implementation and evaluation of the intercultural city strategy is not only important and a value in itself, it is essential for achievement. A genuinely intercultural city can only be achieved through the active participation of all the major institutions, groups and communities in the city.

 

Included in this section are examples of intercultural approaches in a range of policy fields which could facilitate the development of intercultural strategies.

 

 

PDF version of the document

 



 

Concept

Intercultural Integration Model (+ Russian version)

PowerPoint

Film

 

Tools

ICC Index

Thematic papers

City profiles

Step-By-Step guide

Research

 

Contacts

Irena Guidikova
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