Efus at the Council of Europe Conference “Making Diversity work for Cities” – Dublin, 6-8 February 2013

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Several cities member of Efus, including Lisbon (PT), Reggio Emilia (IT), Setubal (PT),  Rotterdam (NL) and Belfast (UK) will participate in the conference “Making diversity work for cities”, organised in Dublin on 6 to 8 February 2013 as part of the Council of Europe’s Intercultural cities initiative. This event is co-organised by the Irish Presidency of the European Union, and the Andorran Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.

Efus Executive Director, Elizabeth Johnston, will moderate the session on “Intercultural approaches to safety and neighbourhood development”.

The conference will discuss the following questions:

– What does diversity advantage mean in practice and how can different kinds of urban policies be shaped through the intercultural lens?

– What intercultural strategies have cities adopted? How have they managed to build broad local partnerships to ensure grassroots involvement, transversality and sustainability?

– What challenges are they facing and how are they dealing with them?

– How can cities demonstrate the reality of diversity advantage? Is the concept supported by research evidence? How can the results be assessed?

– How are they supporting each other and learning from each other nationally and internationally?

More information and draft programme available here