LUCIDE is a network seeks to develop ideas about how to manage multilingual citizen communities. Through building up a picture of how communication occurs in multilingual settings across the EU and beyond, it aims to help institutions (councils, schools, hospitals) and local and national economies make better productive use of diversity as an economic resource and to strengthen social cohesion by fostering better communication and mutual understanding.
The LUCIDE network has conducted extensive primary and secondary research on multilingualism in Europe’s cities, as well as running seminars and workshops. It has published a series of city reports and toolkits on multilingualism which are available to download. The toolkits are designed for use by all stakeholders in multilingual cities, and provide tips and examples of good practice in a variety of sectors of city life (e.g. health, education, economy).