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.

Template for collection of Good practices >>


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

Back

Integrated Impact Assessment

Concept

Kirklees Council has developed an Integrated Impact Assessment process that is implemented when new services, policies or strategies are being developed or existing ones being changed or when reviews or audits are being conducted in the organisation. The Integrated Impact Assessment allows for an assessment of likely impact on people and on the environment to be considered in the development of services, policies, and strategies. This enables an early identification and prevention of any systemic discrimination that might be involved in these.

The equality element of the impact assessment is concerned with the grounds of: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage or civil partnership (employment only); pregnancy and maternity; ‘race’; religion or belief; sex; sexual orientation; unpaid carers; and people on low income or experiencing poverty.

The Integrated Impact Assessment allows a focus on the interactions between environmental and social policy to be recognised and addressed. It allows consideration of the distribution of environmental quality among groups; the groups driving environmental quality; and the equity of environment policy.

Foundation

This initiative is rooted in and goes beyond obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity, and foster good relations.

It reflects the commitment in Kirklees Council’s ‘Inclusion and Diversity Strategy and Action Plan 2017-2021’ that all key decisions made by the Council are supported by an Equality Impact Assessment.

Progress

The Council has developed guidance and a toolkit to support the implementation of an Integrated Impact Assessment process. Staff involved in implementing the process must have completed training on its implementation, and the mandatory corporate Equality and Diversity training.

The process is designed to have influence and be integrated all the way through the development of a plan, service or strategy. It is evidence-based and the toolkit provides access to a range of relevant data sources. It is participative with a draft of the assessment made available for public comment. It looks beyond equality of opportunity to emphasis an ambition for equality of outcomes for groups.


Filter by Filter by
Topic
Anti-discrimination and Equality
Anti-rumour
Business and Employment
Communication and public awareness
Culture, Leisure and Heritage
Developing a culture of openness and Interculturality
Education
Gender equality and Intersectionality
Health, Social care and Family support
Housing and urban planning
Leadership and Political Commitment
Mediation and conflict resolution
Multilingualism
Political and public participation
Public and Community Services
Refugees
Religion and Interfaith
Roma
Security, Justice and Safety
Welcoming and social integration
Countries
Australia
Austria
Canada
Croatia
Cyprus
Denmark
France
Germany
Greece
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Luxembourg
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Serbia
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Year
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
2024
Reset Filter