Culture, Heritage and Diversity

Intercultural Cities Index


Cities participating in the Intercultural cities programme undergo expert and peer reviews of their policies, governance and practice. This review takes the form of narrative reports and city profiles – a form which is very rich in content and detail but is relatively heavy as a tool to monitor progress and communicate results.


The Intercultural Cities Index is a complementary tool, capable of illustrating visually level of achievement of each city, progress over time, and enabling comparison with other cities. This tool contains a limited number of strong indicators which  make 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.


Click on the image to access the interactive Intercultural Cities Index charts hosted by the Compendium on cultural policies and trends in Europe.

The Intercultural City Index s based on a questionnaire involving 66 questions grouped in 14 indicators with three distinct types of data. Indicators have been weighed for relative importance. For each indicator, the participating cities can reach up to 100 points (which are consolidated for the general ICC Index). These indicators comprise: intercultural commitment; education system; neighbourhoods; public services; business and labour market; cultural and civil life policies;  public spaces; mediation and conflict resolution; language; media; international outlook; intelligence/competence; welcoming of new arrivals and governance. Some of these indicators - education system; neighbourhoods; public services; business and labour market; cultural and civil life policies;  public spaces are grouped in a composite indicator called "urban policies through the intercultural lens" or simply "intercultural lens".

Any city, regardless of whether it is a member of the Intercultural cities network or not, can reply to the Index questionnaire and have its results analysed.

Normative basis

Index Questionnaire


Index results by city

Amadora (Portugal)

Arezzo (Italy)

Barcelona (Spain)

Beja (Portugal)

Bergen (Norway)

Bilbao (Spain)

Botkyrka (Sweden)

Campo Bisenzio (Italy)

Cartagena (Spain)

Castellón de la Plana (Spain)

Coimbra (Portugal)

Constanta (Romania)

Copenhagen (Denmark)

Donostia-San-Sebastian (Spain)

Dortmund (Germany)

Dublin (Ireland)

Duisburg (Germany)

Erlangen (Germany)

Geneva (Switzerland)

Getxo (Spain)

Haifa (Israel)

Hamburg (Germany)

Izhevsk (Udmart Republic, Russian Federation)

Jerez de la Frontera (Spain)

Limassol (Cyprus)

Lisbon (Portugal)

Lodi (Italy)

London Lewisham (United Kingdom)

Lublin (Poland)

Melitopol (Ukraine)

Mexico city (Mexico)

Montreal (Canada)

Munich (Germany)

Neuchâtel (Suisse)

Neukölln (Berlin, Germany)

Offenburg (Germany)

Oslo (Norway)

Patras (Greece)

Pécs (Hungary)

Pryluky (Ukraine)

Reggio-Emilia (Italy)

Reykjavik (Iceland)

Rijeka (Croatia)

Rotterdam (the Netherlands)

Rubicone (Italy)

Sabadell (Spain)

Santa Coloma de Gramenet (Spain)

 Sechenkivsky (District of Kyiv, Ukraine)

Senigallia (Italy)

Stavanger (Norway)

Subotica (Serbia)

Tenerife (Spain)

Tilburg (the Netherlands)

Turin (Italy)

Turnhout (Belgium)

Valletta (Malta)

Västerĺs (Sweden)

Zurich (Switzerland)



Irena Guidikova
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