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Inclusive Cities Series: European Intercultural cities: governance and policies for diverse communities

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The Intercultural Cities programme is a joint initiative between the Council of Europe and the European Commission. It seeks to explore the potential of an intercultural approach to integration in communities with culturally diverse populations. The cities participating in the programme are reviewing their governance, policies, discourse and practices from an intercultural point of view. In the past, this review has taken the form of narrative reports and city profiles – a form which is rich in content and detail. However, it is relatively weak as a tool to monitor and communicate progress.

The new Intercultural City Index has been designed as a new benchmarking tool for the cities taking part in the pilot phase of the programme as well as future participants.As of today 50 cities have undergone their intercultural policies analysis using the Intercultural City Index.

Intercultural cities: examples of good practices

Learn more about European cities which make effort to build inclusive communities and underwent through standardized assessment of their policies and practices.

Source: Council of Europe

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