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Intercultural Cities Programme
Intercultural CitiesApril 2021
Ready to campaign with the ICC on the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development?
The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is celebrated every year on 21 May. This year, ICC member cities and regions are invited to create a virtual journey to unlock the diversity in their cities and revive the senses in the joint campaign “Feel diversity – revive your senses”.
Etterbeek, Belgium, joins the Intercultural Cities programme!
It is with great pleasure that the Intercultural Cities programme announces that Etterbeek, Belgium, has become the 147th member of the Council of Europe's coalition of inclusive cities!
Ephesus Selçuk (Turkey) joins the Intercultural Cities Network!
The ICC programme is delighted to announce that Ephesus Selçuk (Turkey) has joined the international ICC network, becoming the 146th member of the ICC family.
Turin confirms itself as the Capital of Rights and anti-racism
In March 2021, fifty-eight civil society organisations and the City of Turin signed the "Patto dei Beni Comuni per Torino Antirazzista" (Common Goods Pact for Antiracist Turin)

Anti-racism, a common good.
Stavanger ’s Dialogue Forum for Diversity and Inclusion starts the participatory design of the city’s new intercultural strategy
Stavanger is one of the many ICC committed members and its authorities fully appreciate diversity as an advantage for societal cohesion. With this in mind, they recently created a participatory platform whose main task is to involve Stavanger’s diverse citizenry into further developing the city as a place where diversity in equality is an asset.
Thinking and acting differently: Neuchâtel takes action against racism
2020 was to be the year of celebrations, more than 80 events were to be proposed by nearly 80 partners, setting in motion all the actors of civil society. The pandemic decided otherwise and, as a government department, the Multicultural cohesion service had to think differently about awareness-raising activities and planning, taking into account health constraints.
Braga and Cascais: Portuguese cities celebrating their diversity on new websites
The cities of Braga and Cascais, Portugal, have both launched websites to celebrate the diversity in their cities. Through sharing the information online they can reach a larger audience and increase the knowledge of the intercultural work and encounters in their cities.
ICC-UA Network commemorates the International Roma Day
Members of the Ukrainian ICC Network (ICC-UA) celebrate important dates with concrete actions. Therefore, on 8 April 2021 in commemoration of the International Roma Day and the 50th anniversary of the 1st World Congress of Roma in London in 1971, the ICC-UA organized an on-line meeting.
Roma people at the lens (Patras, Greece)
The Social Organisation of the Municipality of Patras (KODIP) has recently launched full operation of the “Unit for Roma”, as part of the Community Centre, aiming at the upgrading of the living standards of Roma people and their full social integration.
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