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    Intercultural City Step by Step Practical Guide for Applying the Urban Model of Intercultural Integration:

    ISBN-10: 9287176310
    ISBN-13: 9789287176318
    Edition: 2013
    Author(s): Council of Europe
    Description: Most countries in Europe and indeed around the world are facing the challenges of international migration and integration of minorities. It falls primarily upon cities to design and implement policies that foster community cohesion and turn cultural  More...
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    Copyright Year: 2013
    Publisher: Bernan Assoc
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 114
    Size: 8.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
    Weight: 0.814
    Language: English

    Most countries in Europe and indeed around the world are facing the challenges of international migration and integration of minorities. It falls primarily upon cities to design and implement policies that foster community cohesion and turn cultural diversity into a factor of development rather than a threat. This guide is designed for city leaders and practitioners wishing to learn from the Intercultural Cities pilot project run by the Council of Europe and the European Commission in developing an intercultural approach to diversity management and integration. This approach has been built on the basis of experience in dozens of real-life cities in redesigning their policies and reshaping their governance to ensure equal opportunities and realise a diversity advantage. The guide recommends steps and measures to help develop an intercultural strategy and monitor its implementation. It illustrates the elements of such a strategy with analytical questions, suggestions and examples of practice in various European cities. It is expected that any city embarking on the Intercultural Cities agenda is a confident and competent entity that is able to creatively adapt the general concepts and actions contained in this guide to local circumstances.This guide is therefore not an instruction manual but rather an aide-memoire to support cities as they create their own trajectory.

    Preface
    Introduction
    Who is this guide intended for?
    Purpose of this guide
    Structure of this guide
    Intercultural cities: concept
    Genesis of the intercultural cities concept
    The challenges addressed by the intercultural cities concept
    Definition of an intercultural city
    The research evidence for the intercultural city
    The diversity advantage
    The conditions: tapping the potential benefits of diversity
    What type of diversity policies?
    Dealing with diversity: The intercultural cities approach
    Normative basis for the intercultural city
    Key documents on intercultural diversity management
    Intercultural education
    Housing and participation
    Intercultural approaches to public services
    Employment and labour market
    Mediation and conflict resolution
    Language
    Relations with media
    An open and international outlook
    Welcoming new arrivals
    Building an intercultural city
    Developing a vision for the intercultural city
    Political leadership and commitment
    Diversity-friendly discourse
    Preparing an intercultural strategy
    Establish management and leadership structures
    Map intercultural issues and challenges facing the city
    Building the intercultural strategy
    Consultation and participation
    Results-based accountability as a tool for building and monitoring the strategy
    Elements of an intercultural urban strategy
    Developing a positive attitude to diversity
    Assessing the city functions through the "intercultural lens"
    Education
    The public realm
    Housing and neighbourhoods
    Public services and civic administration
    Business and economy
    Sport and the arts
    Urban safety
    Mediation and conflict resolution
    Languages
    Media strategy
    Establish an international policy for the city
    Evidence-based approach
    Intercultural awareness training
    Welcoming newcomers
    Intercultural governance
    Monitoring implementation and measuring progress

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