Recommendation on intercultural integration
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted on 21 January 2015 a Recommendation CM (2015)/1 on Intercultural integration.
Based on the knowledge and experience of the Intercultural cities programme, the Recommendation endorses the intercultural approach to diversity and inclusion as it remedies the shortcomings of past policies and enables the realisation of the advantages of diversity. The Committee of Ministers acknowledges that cities are laboratories for policy innovation which can make an important contribution to social cohesion by adopting the intercultural approach.
The Recommendation invites cities to make use of Step by step: Practical guide for applying the urban model of intercultural integration and asks states to take the urban model of intercultural integration into account when revising and further developing national migrant integration policies.