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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Bradford City Council's Housing Team includes a Housing Access Officer whose role is to assist newcomers (including asylum seekers and refugees). The Council also has an Immigration and Asylum Unit, which provides support to people "without recourse to public funds".

Bradford also cooperates with the private sector and the civil society; Bevan Healthcare, for example, is a social enterprise that provides a range of health services to refugees and asylum seekers. Bradford City Council has also developed a welcome information package for newcomers, which is currently being updated. The University of Bradford and Bradford College both support newly arrived international students and Bradford College also provides specialist and quality support for unaccompanied minor students. Unaccompanied children under guardianship or in foster care can also rely on a 'virtual school' to provide them with individualised support.

More information can be found in Bradford’s intercultural profile.


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