What does it mean to be an intercultural city? On 10 June Wrocław organised a public meeting to raise citizens’ awareness about the meanining of their city’s participation in the Council of Europe's Intercultural Cities (ICC) Programme.
In December 2021 Wrocław became the third Polish city to join the ICC.
During the public session, Ivana d'Alessandro Head of the Intercultural Cities Unit (Council of Europe) introduced the vision, strategy, and tools of the Intercultural Cities programme. Representatives of two cities that are part of the ICC programme, Claudia Emmanuel Laredo from Bilbao (Spain) and Anna Szadkowska - Ciężka from Lublin (Poland), shared their city’s experiences as members of the ICC. The meeting was moderated by Dorota Kozak-Rybska from Wrocław Center for Social Development.
This public meeting was the last of a series of events held over two weeks by Wrocław to trigger a whole society reflection on what does it entail to transform the city into an open, inclusive and intercultural community made up of diverse identities which are all equally valued.
The meeting was also the opportunity to discuss about Wrocław strengths and challenges ahead.