Reframing Urban Cohesion in European Cities
The Diversity Advantage
Wednesday 7th of June 2017, Aula Tafuri, Palazzo Badoer, San Polo 2468, Venezia
SSIIM UNESCO Chair will host the second international event of the Project “URGENT – Urban Regeneration European Network of Towns“.
Nurtured by the recent flows of international migration, European cities have reached alarming levels of fragmentation and inequality. Low-income and migrant families live in disadvantaged areas where multi-ethnicity add to deprivation and social cohesion becomes difficult to realise. URGENT aims to contrast the growing fear of immigration by adopting a bottom-up approach to promote stronger connections between marginalized neighbourhoods and the overall city.
With the participation of representatives of international organizations as well as of public officers from 5 ‘virtuous’ european cities, the Conference will focus on Urban policies to mainstream the diversity advantage and Urban good practices promoting migrants inclusion.
downoad here the PROGRAMME of the event
Besides panelists, the Ten Delegations from URGENT partner cities will contribute to the debate, including
Local Democracy Agency Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Association of Albanian Municipalities, Albania
SPES – Associazione Promozione e Solidarietà, Roma, Italy
Local Councils’ Association, Marsa, Malta
Fundación Privada Indera, Barcelona, Spain
Municipality of Kumanovo, Republic of Macedonia
European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation Amphictyony, Athens, Greece
Kallipolis, Trieste, Italy
Rede DLBC Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
City of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
Municipality of Novo Mesto, Slovenia
Delegations from partner cities will also work in closed doors sessions, which will take place on: Tuesday 6 (2 pm-6pm), wednesday 7 (9.30am-1.30pm) and Thursday 8 (8 am – 1 pm)
During closed doors sessions the Project partners will exchange about the local paths implemented and lessons learnt will be shared in thematic focus groups. Common guidelines for the development of local pilot projects will be defined. Parallel training sessions will be held on tools to:
- develop pilot projects to overcome stereotypes about immigrants
- promote intercultural dialogue in participatory environment (tools and strategies)