The Intercultural city aims at building its policies and identity on the explicit acknowledgement that diversity can be a resource for the development of the society.

The first step is the adoption (and implementation) of strategies that facilitate positive intercultural encounters and exchanges, and promote equal and active participation of residents and communities in the development of the city, thus responding to the needs of a diverse population. The Intercultural integration policy model is based on extensive research evidence, on a range of international legal instruments, and on the collective input of the cities member of the Intercultural Cities programme that share their good practice examples on how to better manage diversity, address possible conflicts, and benefit from the diversity advantage.

This section offers examples of intercultural approaches that facilitate the development and implementation of intercultural strategies.

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To get acquainted with cities’ good practices related to the management of the Covid-19 pandemic, please visit Intercultural Cities: COVID-19 Special page.

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Equality in diverse societies

One of the strengths of the plan is the fact that it is based on the elaboration of a social diagnostic, allowing one to deepen the knowledge of resident communities, either those that use formal support networks, or those that are informally integrated, about which there is not much information. This plan presents the priority intervention axis for the 2015-2017 period
2015 - 2017
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This plan encompasses various priority areas of intervention: welcoming and integration service, citizenship, capability and training, culture and education, and language. One of the main advantages of this project is the opportunity it provides to devise corrective measures in the field of immigration, thus creating an opportunity to build a more participatory, planned and inclusive territory, making it intercultural.

 

Target Group

Migrants

 

Partnerships

  • Instituto Superior Manuel Teixeira Gomes
  • CAPELA Association
  • ISSS, IP FARO
  • Portimão Parish
  • Alvor Parish
  • Mexelhoeira Grande Parish
  • ACES II BARLAVENTO – Portimão Health Centre
  • SEF – Immigration and Borders Service
  • IEFP

 

Main Results

Several measures proposed in the plan were implemented, with the most relevant one being the creation of the migrant support office. It is a service with welcoming, information and training services for migrant citizens (immigrants, emigrants and refugees) that has been achieving positive results regarding the integration of these migrants.


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