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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World Interfaith Harmony Week

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The World Interfaith Harmony Week was launched by the United Nations in 2011 as a decentralised initiative, taking place all over the world every year in the first week of February. It is a week of interfaith dialogue and interaction, including events such as “harmony breakfasts”, movie screenings followed by discussions or joint community work/projects that aim to tackle a common issue co-operatively (e.g. environmental issues, homelessness, illness). The week especially provides a platform for interfaith groups and other groups of goodwill to demonstrate and share their work. Based on The Common Word initiative that aimed to foster dialogue between specifically the Muslim and the Christian faith, The World Interfaith Harmony Week similarly aims to foster dialogue, but between all kinds of faith groups, including those groups with no faith. Whereas The Common Word initiative is based on “Love of God, and Love of the Neighbour”, The World Interfaith Harmony Week is based on “Love of the Good, and Love of the Neighbour”.

A few intercultural cities are taking part in the World Interfaith Harmony Week. Some examples of this year’s events include:


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