Following the experience of the Council of Europe in 2015 and with the support of the Foundation La Caixa, the Spanish network of Intercultural cities has launched the second edition of the “RECI Diversity Advantage Challenge”. This challenge is held in order to identify concrete examples of initiatives that have proven to make a better use of the diversity advantages. The challenge is presented in the form of a contest which values the motivation, the learning process and awareness raising. This competition is about changing the mental paradigm about diversity and disassociate its perception with concepts related to problems, conflicts or threats by strengthening its association with concepts such as opportunity, resource and advantage.
Four projects have been selected to be finalists out of a total of 26 projects received this year. They represent a wide variety of initiatives from different fields such as education, community intervention, labour integration and business management.