ICC – UNHCR Information meetings for Latvian and Estonian authorities

22-23 May 2019 Riga, Latvia and Tartu, Estonia

Information meetings will be held in Riga on 22 May and Tartu on 23 May to inform Mayors and other city officials in Latvia and Estonia about the Intercultural cities programme and discuss the potential benefits it can bring to the cities in the two Baltic countries in offering effective policy...

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New Group on Diversity in the Workplace Formed in Kirklees

Kirklees, United Kingdom

DIVERSITY = INNOVATION is a new group formed by employers and businesses in the Kirklees (UK) district, to focus upon reaping the opportunities of the diversity advantage in the labour market and enterprise. Founder members include major local private sector companies such as Cummins Turbo...

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3rd Inclusive Integration Policy Lab meeting

28-29 May 2019 Helsinki, Finland

An Inclusive Integration Policy Lab meeting will be held in Helsinki, Finland, on 28 and 29 May, hosted by the Advisory Board for Ethnic Relations at the Ministry of Justice. The goal of the Policy Lab is to develop a shared policy concept jointly by representatives of national authorities in...

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Registrations opened for the ICC Seminar on “Fighting discrimination and hate speech: is interculturalism the solution?”

29 April 2019

The Intercultural Cities (ICC) and the City of Turin (Italy) are pleased to announce that registrations are now opened for the 2019 ICC Thematic Seminar on “Fighting discrimination and hate speech: is interculturalism the solution?”. The seminar will take place in Turin on 18-19 June; it...

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ICC Expert visit to Montreal

13-14 May 2019 Montreal, Canada

On 13-14 May the ICC will carry out an expert visit to Montreal, Canada, one of the first cities outside Europe to join the Intercultural Cities programme. Ms Ivana d’Alessandro, Head of the ICC Unit, and Mr Daniel De Torres Barderi, ICC expert will meet elected city officials, as well as a wide...

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ProfilPASS – a tool for the assessment of migrants competences

Patras, Greece

According to Unesco Report ( 2018)[1] “Where migrants’ and refugees’ non-formal and informal learning is not recognized, validated and accredited, it compromises their ability to gain access to decent work or further education and training (Singh, 2018). But many systems, while targeting...

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16th Coordination meeting of the Spanish Network of Intercultural Cities

29 April 2019

On 10-11 April the Spanish Network of Intercultural cities (RECI) held its 16th coordination meeting in Madrid, at Caixa Forum premises. During the coordination meeting, the Work Plan for 2019 was discussed and agreed upon, and participating cities set new priorities for the further strategic...

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Outcomes of the ICC experts’ visit to Oeiras (Portugal)

29 April 2019

On 20-21 March the ICC carried out an expert visit to Oeiras (Portugal), one of the most recent ICC members. A representative of the Council of Europe, an independent expert and the coordinator of the Portuguese Network of Intercultural Cities (RPCI) met a large number of city officials, as well...

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Cities publish guidance on irregular migrants

29 April 2019

The 11 cities in the City Initiative on Migrants with Irregular Status in Europe (CMISE) have, with the support of Oxford University, just published comprehensive Guidance for Municipalities on how to respond to the presence of migrants with irregular status, and an accompanying video on Migrants...

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Meeting of the Italian Network of Intercultural Cities “ICC - Città del Dialogo”

10-11 April 2019 Olbia, Italy

On 10-11 April the Italian Network of Intercultural Cities “ICC - Città del Dialogo” held its Annual Meeting in the beautiful city of Olbia, in Sardinia Region. Under the title “The challenge of Intercultural Integration in Cities – Needs and Tools for Città del Dialogo” participating cities and...

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