Council of Europe’s Committee for anti-discrimination and inclusion offers practical tools for reaping the benefits of migrant integration
The Council of Europe’s Steering Committee on Anti-discrimination, Diversity and Inclusion (CDADI) has adopted two practical documents to help states ensure that policy makers, public officials and the general public perceive diversity not as a threat but as a collective advantage that generates dividends - not only for migrants, but for society as a whole.
Rethinking welcoming policies from an intercultural perspective: new ICC policy brief
The Intercultural Cities programme is happy to publish the policy brief “Rethinking welcoming policies from an intercultural perspective”. This policy brief is the first of a series of policy guidance prepared to build local authorities’ capacity to respond to situations of crisis, including the challenges resulting from the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine.
Publication of the ICC Policy brief on green urban strategies for intercultural cities
On 28 September the ICC programme held a public session within the Placemaking Week in Pontevedra on “Sustainable cities: how to make them more inclusive?”. During the session the ICC Policy brief on “Green urban planning for intercultural cities” was presented.
Launch of the project “Building an intercultural integration approach in Finland”
The EU/CoE joint project “Building an intercultural integration approach in Finland” will provide technical support to the implementation of inclusive integration policies based on the Finnish Good Relations concept and the Council of Europe’s Intercultural Integration model.
Preparation of regional intercultural action plans in Cyprus
Under the project "Building structures for intercultural integration in Cyprus", the Intercultural Cities project officer and the project's expert consultant from the Spanish Network of Intercultural Cities (RECI) met with each of the five regional intercultural coordinatiors and networks (Famagusta, Nicosia, Paphos, Limassol and Larnaka) in Cyprus (26-30 September 2022).
Australian ICC member cities have come together to form a National ICC Network
On 26 August 2022, representatives from the city of Ballarat and the city of Salisbury met online with Ivana d’Alessandro, Head of the ICC programme, as well as with Lynda Ford (ICC Expert and Director, iGen Foundation) and Dr Glenda Ballantyne (Swinburne University of Technology, Lead Researcher, International Intercultural Cities Comparative Study), who offered their support for the network.