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Intercultural Cities October 2020
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First meeting of the Working Group on Intercultural Integration
The Working Group on Intercultural Integration (GT-ADI-INT) held its first meeting online on 29-30 September, in accordance with the current health guidelines.
Systemic Discrimination – New Thematic Page Addresses How to Identify and Prevent
Systemic discrimination hides in structures, policies and procedures in organisations. This includes local authorities, who are encouraged to take action to identify and prevent any systemic discrimination in their structures and beyond.
International Migrants Day: Join the ICC campaign!
You live in an Intercultural City and you are proud of it? Tell this to us in your language, by sending your portrait photo or a max 10 seconds video clips holding up a sign saying "Proud of my intercultural city!". We will collect material until 1st December 2020.
Launch of the Anti-rumour Guide in the Educational field
Which better place than a school to promote critical thinking in young people and educate them on how to dismantle rumours and stereotypes that hinder peaceful and productive coexistence in diverse society?
The Anti-rumour Guide in the Educational field is available in English and Spanish. A similar guide has been produced also in Italian by the Italian network of Intercultural Cities.
Webinar on “Preventing the potential discriminatory effects of the use of artificial intelligence in local services”
The Intercultural Cities programme and ePaństwo Foundation invited ICC member cities to take part in a webinar about the challenges Artificial Intelligence and Algorithmic Decision-making present for local authorities, in particular in relation to anti-discrimination, inclusion, and the fight against hate speech.
Melitopol University Releases the Results of its First International Survey on Intercultural Competence
As part of the project “Introducing and Engaging Diversity Globally“, supported with a inter-city grant from the Intercultural Cities Programme, the Centre for Sociological Studies of the University of Melitopol implemented the first wave of the bilingual survey on intercultural competence.
Welcoming Cities: a new project of the Portuguese Network of Intercultural Cities
On 24 September, the Portuguese network launched “Welcoming Cities”, a project to increase RPCI members’ capacity to interculturally welcome the new residents.
Guro (South Korea) joins the Intercultural Cities Network
The Intercultural Cities Programme is delighted to announce that Guro (South Korea) has joined the Council of Europe’s Intercultural Cities Programme in August, becoming its 141st member, the second in South Korea after Ansan joined last January.
Kobe City Government (Japan) organised a study meeting to prepare for ICC membership
Following close contacts with the ICC team in recent months, the Kobe City Government (Japan) held a study meeting on 1 September 2020 to prepare its membership application to the ICC programme.
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