Round Table on "Inter-confessional relations: a focus on the Muslim community"

Vynnytsia, Ukraine

On 8 June 2018 the city of Vynnytsia organised a Round Table on the issue of inter-confessional relations with the aim to: 1) to raise awareness on the challenges faced by Muslim communities in Vynnytsia and more widely in Ukraine; 2) strengthen the intercultural dialogue dimension of the city’s...

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2nd Meeting of the Policy Lab for Inclusive Integration

26 June 2018 Strasbourg, France

The Policy Lab for Inclusive Integration held its 2nd meeting on 26 June at the Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg. The Policy Lab is an initiative to promote co-operation and co-ordination among local, regional and national authorities in the field of diversity management and inclusive...

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Patras integrated action plan for the inclusion of migrants

22 June 2018 Patras, Greece

Patras IAP has been conducted according a participatory and transnational process of drawing it up through technical meetings at local level exploiting the excellent intercultural local network of stakeholders, the exchange of knowledge and suggestions, the familiarization with management tools,...

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Melton announces Intercultural cities membership to the public

19 June 2018 Melton, Australia

Melton’s Intercultural cities’ membership certificate was presented to Cr Sophie Ramsey by Lynda Ford, Intercultural cities’ expert for Australasia on 19 June at a community event involving around 200 local residents, pupils and teachers. Melton is the second Australian city having joined the...

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Refugee today – citizen tomorrow?

20 June 2018

There is a voice which is rarely heard in the deeply divisive debate about refugee policies – the voice of cities. Listening to cities can not only make the debate more constructive, it can also help shape policies which reconcile solidarity and societal cohesion. Most asylum-seekers and refugees...

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Intercultural Festival “Musical Footprints 2018” in Limassol

17 June 2018 Limassol, Cyprus

Starting implementation of the Intercultural Strategy for the City of Limassol for 2018-2020, the Intercultural Council is co-organizing its first cultural event since its establishment. In collaboration with Cultural Movement “Epilogi”, the Municipality of Limassol and the Municipality of Agios...

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Rochester Minnesota formally becomes the 1st Intercultural city in the USA!

13 June 2018 Rochester, USA

At a public ceremony on 13 June Rochester Mayor Ardell F. Brede signed the agreement for Rochester, Minnesta to become the first Intercultural city in the USA. Work on an intercultural strategy will be carried out in the context of the multi-billion dollar Destination Medical Center project and...

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Side event on “A multi-level outlook to the intercultural policy model: The experience of Intercultural Cities”

12 June 2018 Bilbao, Spain

The side event will take place during the 2018 Conference of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions that will take place in Bilbao, on 11-13 June 2018, under the title “Equality, Diversity and Inclusion”. The event will promote a debate about the Council of Europe’s intercultural...

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Intercultural Cities collaborate in creative project to prevent extremism and genocide

21 June 2018

‘Every Button Counts’ has been a two year collaboration between organisations in ICC member cities Lublin, Reggio-Emilia, Subotica, co-ordinated by the 6Million+ Trust in Huddersfield, UK. It provides a great example of how ICC can create relationships which become the foundation of important...

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Ioannina (Greece): World Refugee Day is a time for solidarity with both the refugees and the communities that welcome them

21 June 2018

On 20 June 2018, refugees, humanitarian actors and the host community came together to enjoy live music by an amateur refugee band, food prepared by refugees, a workshop on the art of calligraphy, a cooking workshop for children and adolescents, an art exhibition by theProject Hope for Kids,...

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