The Intercultural Cities Step-by-step guide now available in Swedish

23 May 2024 Strasbourg, France

The Intercultural Cities Step-by-step guide, which was developed and launched in 2019 by the Intercultural Cities Programme of the Council of Europe, is now available in Swedish following its translation under the joint EU/CoE project “Building an inclusive integration approach in Finland”. This...

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5th meeting of the Committee of Experts on Intercultural Inclusion (ADI-INT)

16 May 2024 Lublin, Poland

On 14-15 May 2024, the Committee of Experts on Intercultural Inclusion (ADI-INT) held its 5th meeting in Lublin, Poland. Participants were welcomed by Mariusz Banach, Deputy Mayor of Lublin. During the meeting, the Committee elected Karoline Fernandez De La Hoz Zeitler (Spain) as Chair and...

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ICC, OSCE-ODIHR, UNHCR and OECD continue joining forces in support of Polish cities

28-29 May 2024 Wroclaw, Poland

Launched in March 2023 and running for 18 months, the Academy on the Integration of Migrants and Refugees in Polish Cities is an interagency initiative implemented in cooperation with the Union of Polish Metropolises (UMP) that offers a series of training courses to assist city administrations,...

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ICC National networks release their first quarterly progress reports in 2024

6 May 2024 Strasbourg, France

The first 2024 quarterly progress reports of the ICC national networks in Italy (RCD), Portugal (RPCI), and Ukraine (ICC-UA) are now available. They present the progress achieved by the national networks during the first three months of 2024. Despite the difficult circumstances, members of...

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The year 2023 in Intercultural Cities – the annual report now online

6 May 2024 Strasbourg, France

The Intercultural Cities (ICC) Programme Annual Report 2023 presents the main events and activities organised last year, as well as the tools and methodologies developed to assist local and regional authorities in Europe and beyond in the design, implementation and review of intercultural...

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Anti-rumours training course during the No Hate Speech Week 2024

18-19 June 2024 Strasbourg, France

On 18 and 19 June 2024, the Intercultural Cities (ICC) Programme welcomes a delegation of its city representatives to participate in the No Hate Speech Week 2024 at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, including two half-day training sessions on anti-rumours. Rumours, stereotypes and prejudices...

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New policy analysis on interculturality for the cities of Hämeenlinna, Kuopio, Tampere and Turku

23 April 2024 Strasbourg, France

The 2024 Intercultural Cities Index Analysis for the cities of Hämeenlinna, Kuopio, Tampere and Turku from Finland were published within the European Union/Council of Europe joint project “Building an inclusive integration approach in Finland”. The reports provide a thorough analysis of the...

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Officials from Finnish cities visited Lisbon, Loures and Cascais to discuss intercultural integration and multi-level governance

10-11 April 2024 Portugal

A delegation of officials from the Finnish municipalities of Hämeenlinna, Kuopio, Tampere, Turku, Vaasa and Vantaa were welcomed by their counterparts from Lisbon, Loures and Cascais during a study visit in Portugal on 10-11 April 2024, aiming to share practical know-how and draw from the...

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Workshop on active citizenship and participation

5 June 2024 Strasbourg, France

According to the Council of Europe’s model of intercultural integration, active citizenship and participation are enabling factors to successfully build cities where real equality is actively sought, diversity is regarded positively and meaningful interaction between diverse individuals and...

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Update on the Cypriot regional intercultural networks

9 April 2024 Cyprus

The five regional intercultural networks in Cyprus held their first 2024 network meetings in March. The networks of municipal and community representatives, volunteers, NGOs, and migrants from the districts gathered to discuss the implementation of activities from their 2024-2027 intercultural...

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