Urban policies for inclusive integration and diversity advantage

Join the Intercultural Cities 2017 Milestone Event

28-29 November 2017 Lisbon, Portugal

Engage in a debate with Mayors about the most innovative and successful approaches to managing urban cultural diversity and the intercultural approach to social integration across Europe and worldwide. Help design solutions to urban challenges in dialogue with diverse residents of Lisbon –...

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ICC coordinators’ meeting

30 November 2017 Lisbon, Portugal

Coordinators of cities member of the ICC International Network will gather for their annual meeting in Lisbon, on 30 November. The meeting will take stock of the outcomes of the implementation of 2017 programme of activities and prepare the programme of work for next year with a view to further...

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Study visit on the “Prevention of radicalisation through Intercultural Policies”

18-19 October 2017 Lyon, France

The Intercultural Cities Programme (ICC) and the City of Lyon (France) announce a study visit on “Prevention of radicalisation through intercultural policies”, that will take place on 18-19 October 2017. Study visits are one of the key peer-learning pillar of the ICC, enabling its members to...

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Expert’s visit to Hamamatsu

5-6 October 2017 Hamamatsu, Japan

On 5-6 October the ICC will carry out an expert visit to Hamamatsu, Japan. A representative of the Council of Europe and an independent expert will meet the Mayor as well as city officials and a wide range of local stakeholders in order to make an in-depth "diagnosis" of the city's achievements...

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Intercultural Hospitality Enterprise Workshop

28-29 September 2017 Odessa, Ukraine

One of the 14 ICC policy dimensions is the cities’ welcoming policy that assures due welcome of newly arrived. Newly arrived include not only migrants and refugees, IDPs or foreigners, but also students, business travelers, tourists and requires a variety of approaches depending on the target...

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2017 is the Intercultural Year in Ukrainian city of Pavlograd

25-26 September 2017 Pavlograd, Ukraine

The meeting with the representatives of national minorities marked the closure of the 2-day visit of the ICC experts – September 25 and 26, 2017 – to the Ukrainian city of Pavlograd. This was the most engaging and interesting meeting, where friendly relationship between many ethnic communities...

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Recognising refugee qualifications – a new initiative by the Council of Europe

The refugee crisis has affected most countries in Europe. The Council of Europe is developing tools to support refugees to integrate and contribute to their new host communities. One such initiative is the European Qualifications Passport for Refugees (EQPR). Based on the Council of Europe/UNESCO...

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Developing Intercultural Competence through Education

“Developing Intercultural Competence through Education” is the third book in the Pestalozzi series. The first, Teacher education for change, dealt with the underlying philosophy of the Pestalozzi Programme and its approach to education in general and teacher education in particular. The second...

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Intercultural Cities’ thematic seminar on “Human rights in the intercultural city”

Where do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home

On 14-15 June 2017, the intercultural Cities Programme organized, in cooperation with the Intercultural city of Oslo, a thematic seminar on “Human rights in the intercultural city”. Indeed, the ICC Programme was born out of an understanding that individual human rights are paramount to societies...

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A knowledge sharing session to keep on dismantling rumours and stereotypes

13 July 2017 Barcelona, Spain

On the 13th of July 2017, the BCN Antirumours Network training team organised a meeting with associations and experts at the Casal de Entidades Mas Guinardó with the goal of going further into concepts such as the intersectional and decolonisation perspectives. The BCN Antirumours Network is...

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