Living together in inclusive democracies: how can the intercultural approach promote participation in diverse societies?
On 26-27 April, the Island of Tenerife will host the Intercultural Cities Thematic Seminar on “Living together in inclusive democracies: how can the intercultural approach promote participation in diverse societies?”
Open window / Youngest intercultural ambassadors: children in kindergartens discover intercultural interaction
Social media have the power to connect people from different countries or territories, and encourage interaction and mutual understanding. That is the aim of the Open window / Youngest intercultural ambassadors project, a joint initiative launched by the intercultural cities of Santa Maria da Feira (Portugal) and Melitopol (Ukraine).
An intercultural citizenship test to assess citizens’ competences
At the request of the intercultural cities coordinators, the ICC programme has set up a working group to develop an intercultural citizenship test. The test will assess citizens’ knowledge and awareness on human rights, their intercultural competences, their perception of diversity as an advantage, as well as their willingness to act in an intercultural way.
In a European context more and more dominated by identity politics, fears, xenophobia, populism and hatred, there are more and more cities that defend the idea of a positive management of diversity as a key factor for the development of cohesive and sustainable societies.
After 8 years of engagement with Intercultural cities, México includes interculturalism in the National Development Plan
On 29 November 2017, during the Lisbon Milestone Event celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Council of Europe’s Intercultural Cities Programme, an announcement was made that the Mexican Chamber of Deputies voted a reform of the National Development Plan to incorporate interculturalism in all policies and government programmes. The law was promulgated by the Mexican President on 16 February, 2018.
The ICC website has been updated and enriched. A new set of good practice from member cities is now available and the filtering system has been enriched with new policy areas. The Resources section has been restructured and documents are now classified in clearer thematic areas. A section on Local and national cooperation contains the main documents related to the Policy Lab for inclusive integration initiative. The Guidance for Diversity Connectors for Start-ups are now available also in French.
25 April 2018 | Tenerife, Spain
Meeting of RECI coordinators
26-27 April 2018 | Tenerife, Spain
Living together in inclusive democracies: How can the intercultural approach promote participation in diverse societies
26 June 2018 | Strasbourg, France
Policy Lab: Working Group on National Integration Strategies
26-27 September 2018 | Rijeka, Croatia
Meeting of ICC Coordinators
18-19 October 2018 | Geneva, Switzerland
Study visit on “Human rights at the local level: preventing discrimination through an intersectional perspective”
23-25 October 2018 | Fuenlabrada, Spain
Study visit for police officers on community policing