Publication of the 2024 ICC Programme’s annual survey report

From 12 December 2023 to 26 January 2024, the Intercultural Cities (ICC) Programme of the Council of Europe conducted a survey among its member cities to collect information about the intercultural work they are currently carrying out or planning to carry out in future. The survey provides an...

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Polish translations of ICC training manuals now available!

4 JULY 2024

Three practical handbooks created under the Intercultural Cities (ICC) Programme to support effective intercultural inclusion are now available also in Polish.   These are: Anti-rumours handbook Manual for the design of a training course on intercultural competence: Part 1 – The core principles...

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Cypriot study visit to Madrid increases knowledge on intercultural integration

24 June 2024 Madrid, Spain

Representatives from various national bodies in Cyprus visited Madrid, Spain on 19-20 June 2024, to gain insights and practical knowledge on implementing effective intercultural inclusion policies. This study visit was organised in co-operation with the Spanish Observatory on Racism and...

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The ICC Programme participated in the No Hate Speech Week 2024

18-19 June 2024 Strasbourg, France

On 18-19 June 2024, the Intercultural Cities (ICC) Programme welcomed city representatives to take part in the ICC training on anti-rumours in Strasbourg. Representatives of national authorities and civil society were also invited to participate. In three interactive workshops, participants...

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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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Expert visits to Hämeenlinna, Tampere, Kuopio, Vaasa and Turku (Finland)

3-7 June 2024 Finland

A delegation of national and international experts from the Council of Europe, accompanied by members of the Secretariat, carried out visits to the Finnish municipalities of Hämeenlinna, Kuopio, Tampere, Turku and Vaasa following the development of individual Intercultural Cities (ICC) Index...

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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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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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